Last spring, when Wyoming Seminary pivoted to become entirely online due to the pandemic, the English teacher in me immediately knew that teaching my spring elective, “Literature of Success” was going to be a growth experience. As my first teaching day approached, the butterflies in my stomach gathered.
On March 12, 2020, members of the Wyoming Seminary swim team excitedly gathered in front of Carpenter Athletic Center and huddled together for a photo before departing for the PIAA State Championships at Bucknell University.
Nina G. (Moser) Simoncavage has been named the new Wyoming Seminary Vice President of Advancement, announced Kevin Rea, Sem president. She succeeds JOHN SHAFER ’71 in the position. Shafer has announced he will retire from Sem in June, 2021 and is serving as Special Assistant to President Rea for the 2020-21 school year.
Each winter the stage in the Buckingham Performing Arts Center is transformed into a black box acting space, an ideal location for beginning and experienced thespians to try something new and different. The annual WINTER WORKSHOPS are directed by Sem theater director JASON SHERRY ’91 and Ellen O’Brien Sherry.
Boys Basketball: The Blue Knights defeated Crestwood to win the Wyoming Valley Conference overall championship.
In February 2020, when DR. AARON RICHTERMAN ’05 was conducting research on HIV and tuberculosis in Haiti, a new virus was spreading rapidly across China. Richterman, an HIV Clinical Fellow at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass. at the time, soon returned to Boston and quickly found himself on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.
On Friday, February 28, as Wyoming Seminary students were leaving campus for spring break, the school’s administration was closely watching the alarming rise in cases of the coronavirus breaking out on both the East and West coasts.
The representation of Wyoming Seminary at the National Prep Wrestling Championships in February was a mix of history and new beginnings.