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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Platt '49 is a runner. He runs in 5K races, half marathons, 5 milers and other races, and has run all over the world, from Saudi Arabia to the Great Wall of China. In 2019 he ran in at least 12 events, including the Houston Half Marathon and the Bethlehem Runner’s World Half Marathon.
ROUND SQUARE is an internationally diverse network of 200 schools in 50 countries on six continents that collaborate to offer world-class programs and experiences that develop global competence, character and confidence in middle-school and high school students.
The Junior Blue Key is a student ambassador program that embodies the Sem motto: the True, the Beautiful, and the Good. Representatives are positive role models and leaders who introduce new and prospective students to the Sem community.