Journal

The Power of Connection

These last few weeks we have all experienced an increase in anxiety for ourselves and our families. The global nature of this pandemic means that it has reached the entire Wyoming Seminary community. I want each of you to know that we at Sem are thinking of you and your families around the world, and that we are sending you positive thoughts for health and happiness.

Jill Snowdon

There are times when the Wyoming Seminary Journal seems to organically take on a theme. As we prepared the pages for this edition, I noticed that the common pulse in each of the stories was service – service to our internal community; service to our surrounding neighbors; service to our global peers; service to strangers.

Founders Day presenters and cake

Recognizing kindness, friendship and gratitude is a wonderful way to return to school from the long holiday break, and that was the focus of the 2020 Dude.BeNice Week project in January. A hard-working team of Upper School students, led by CAMPBELL KELLY ’21, created a lively schedule of events at both Upper and Lower School.

Jessie Hooker-Bailey

Wyoming Seminary's Kirby Center for Creative Arts came alive on January 25 as Sem alumna and Broadway actress Jessie Hooker-Bailey '06 entertained an enthusiastic audience with stories and music from her performing career.

Sem Field Hockey state champions

The Blue Knights capped another incredible season with a thrilling finish in the Class A state championship game. The road to the state final started after Sem defeated Wyoming Area, 2-0, in the District 2 Class A championship game, which also marked the 700th victory for coach Karen Klassner.

ELEANOR HUTCHESON EPLER, Port St. Lucie, Fla., wrote, “Many happy memories of Sem, as I grew up at 253 North Maple Avenue, two houses from the Back Campus hockey field. Sem was always a part of our neighborhood life.

Features

PHOTO FEATURES

Day of Service

Painting, cleaning, and camaraderie with neighbors were some of the highlights of Sem’s 4th annual Day of Service. The Upper School community worked on and off campus. 

Day of Service

Grandparents Day

There are probably more smiles on Grandparents Day than on any other day of the year! Grandparents visited classes and met teachers at the Upper School and Lower School.

Alumni Gatherings

Alumni gathered together for fun, laughter and friendship at gatherings in Houston, Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas and the holiday gathering in Wilkes-Barre

Parents Weekend

Upper School parents traveled from across town and around the globe to visit with their children and teachers on the Kingston campus. Parents Weekend is one of the highlights of the entire school year.

175th Anniversary Gala

A graceful crystal chandelier, twinkling white lights, and outstanding jazz music welcomed guests to Wyoming Seminary’s 175th Anniversary Gala. 

Homecoming

Sem’s annual fall celebration of Homecoming, highlighted by the school’s celebration of its 175th anniversary, featured four days of events for alumni and current students.

Sem football celebrates touchdown