Clubs and Excolo

EXCOLO

EXCOLO is a latin word meaning to cultivate carefully; to refine; to serve or honor. Wyoming Seminary's EXCOLO program is designed to provide the enriching experience that comes from involvement in activities outside of the classroom. This year-long growth and reflective process guides students towards participation in school clubs, organizations, and service opportunities that build social awareness and genuine involvement. Students' EXCOLO experiences will embody the core values of Wyoming Seminary which are:

• Passion for learning, leading and serving
• Integrity
• Respect
• Responsibility
• Soundness of mind, body and spirit

Any questions about Excolo can be directed to Mr. Harry Shafer, Dean of Student Life, at hshafer@wyomingseminary.org.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

One of Sem's core values is having a passion for serving, which challenges individuals to put others before themselves. Serving others is a valuable opportunity for students to practice empathy and to support service organizations in our area. Community service is provided without financial benefit to the students who serve.

Please refer to the community service category description for ideas. Our Community Service Club also organizes events and activities throughout the year which students may participate in. Service hours may be accumulated from June 1 of the summer prior to a student’s entry into the Upper School.

The community service requirement is:

• Freshmen must complete 40 hours before the beginning of senior year.
• New sophomores must complete 30 hours before the beginning of senior year.
• New juniors must complete 20 hours before the end of fall term senior year.
• New seniors and post-graduates must complete 10 hours by the beginning of the spring term.

Hours need to be logged and submitted to the Class Dean’s office on both the community service Agency Evaluation Form and Student Self-Evaluation Form.

Submit Community Service Hours 

Activities

Wyoming Seminary offers a variety of sports, groups, and clubs to help students develop their passions and interests outside of the classroom. These activities provide social interaction, educational and leadership opportunities for our students. Through advisory discussions and assemblies, students will have the opportunity to reflect on and highlight their extracurricular involvement.

A complete list of clubs can be found below. If a student has an interest that isn't represented in the club list, they are welcome to start a new organization in conjunction with the Student Life Office by emailing studentlife@wyomingseminary.org

Physical Activity

Soundness of mind, body and spirit, as well as continued educational and leadership opportunities, are the goals of the physical activity requirement. Our students are required to participate in one term of physical activity each year.

There are several ways to meet this requirement:

• Participate in and receive a varsity or JV letter in a sport (will also receive an activity credit).
• Complete one term of our dance program (will also receive an activity credit if student participates in the spring dance show).
• Complete one term of after-school supervised physical activity or exercise class (ie: yoga).
• Complete application for one term of off-site physical activity (ie: riding lessons, supervised training sessions). The Class Dean must approve the activity and the student is responsible for submitting required documentation for credit to be issued.

STUDENT Clubs and Organizations

Below is a list of clubs offered by Wyoming Seminary. The list is constantly changing with new offerings being added and some old ones going away each year. The faculty advisor and leaders (if applicable) are included as well so any interested student can reach out.

Arts
Dance Mrs. Vojtko                                        
Drama (Fall, Winter, and Spring) Mr. Sherry
Handbells  
Jazz Band Mr. Orfanella
Madrigals Mr. Vaida
Percussion Ensemble Ms. Spishock
Stage Crew Mr. Bussie                                                                       

 

Sports
Baseball Mr. Phillips
Basketball (boys) Mr. Moses
Basketball (girls) Ms. Rodway
Crew Mr. Rechen
Cross Country (boys and girls) Mr. Stanton
Field Hockey Ms. Klassner
Football Mr. Burke
Golf Mr. Ochiatto
Ice Hockey Mr. Lyle
Lacrosse (boys) Mr. Montesano
Lacrosse (girls) Ms. Stewart
Soccer (boys) Mr. Littzi
Soccer (girls) Mr. Williams
Softball  
Swimming (boys and girls) Mr. Mercatili
Tennis (boys) Mr. Cooper
Tennis (girls) Mr. Cooper
Wrestling (boys) Mr. Robinson
Wrestling (girls) Mrs. Vandiver                                                              

 

Leadership
Blue Key             Mrs. Katyl  
Community Service Club   Ms. Ayers, Mrs. Kersey, Mrs. Rossi  
Levi Sprague Fellows                                                                                                                           Ms. Twardowski Emily Aikens, Jake Baker, Angel Kariuki, Rhianna Lewis, Giovanni Ramos, Cassidy Rhodes-Aniska,Yusen (Nansen) Wang, Benjamin Zhao
Library Advisory Board (LAB)           Ms. Miller, Ms. Twardowski Francesca Ramos, Alvin Tuo
Math Center Tutors   Mr. Doherty Eric Jiang, Aarez Khan,
Bereket (Barry) Mezgebu
Peer Group   Mrs. Kersey, Mrs. Shafer  
Peer Tutors   Mrs. Latcham  
Resident Assistants (RAs)   Mr. Shafer & Dorm Heads  
STEM Advisory Board   Mr. Eidam  
Student Government   Mr. Shafer  
Student Department Reps   Mr. Doherty, Mrs. Latcham  
Writing Center Tutors   Mrs. DeMarzio  

 

Clubs / Groups
3D Printing Club                                                                            Ms. Ayers   Pat Ruthirawat
Anti Diet Culture Club   Mrs. Shafer    
Artisan Club   Ms. Ayers   Tomo Chiken, Jessie Miller
Art Sustainability Club   Mrs. Lewis   Charles Cox, Emera Humphreys
Baking Club   Mrs. Shafer    
Business Club   Mrs. Keiper,
Mrs. Calabro
  Ally Han, Jeremy Han
Debate Club   Mr. Froehlich   Rita Kupstas, Jacob Nivert, Ethan Snyder
DJ Club   Mr. Doherty   Nicholas Shin
Dude. Be Nice   Mr. Shafer   Lucy Lew, Claire Stretanski, Emma Williams
Environmental Club   Mrs. Lewis   Bridget Dowd
Film Club   Mr. Sherry   Alvin Tuo
Game On!   Mr. Shafer   David Getz, Paige Kenewell, Molly Kopetchny
Glee Club   Ms. Twardowski   Melissa Patten, Lexi Turayev
Hacky Sack Club   Ms. Miller   Vaughn Kutish
Healthcare Occupations Students of America (H.O.S.A)   Mrs. Garcia   Aarez Khan, Emma Williams
History Club   Dr. Kaschak   Ava Hazzouri, Paul Stevenson
International Club   Mrs. Brown    
Investment Club   Mr. Dinsmore   Runyu (Rain) Liu, Bereket (Barry) Mezgebu
Latin Club   Dr. Penland  

Emily Aikens, Sam Casey,
Sophia Kruger, Mya Pyke

Mock Trial   Mr. Froehlich   Emily Aikens, Ben Zhao
Model UN   Mr. Ris   Jessie Miller, Alvin Tuo
Nerdvana   Mr. Sherry   Kieran Sherry, Nate Stavish, Evan Swartz
Philosophy Club   Mr. Sherry   Ariana Marien, Alyssa Shonk
Photography Club   Mr. Webber    
PRISM   Mr. Fritz   Ainsley Eidam, Athina Filipos,
Julia Poole, Claire Stretanski
Religious Diversity Club   Mrs. Howard-Penland   Armeen Ali, Francesca Ramos
RoundSquare   Mr. Shafer   Anna Cabell, Bridget Dowd
Science Olympiad   Mrs. Strazdus   Alvin Tuo
Science Research Group   Dr. Nerozzi    
Sem Against Animal Cruelty (SAAC)   Mrs. Howard-Penland   Cara McCall
Sem Dance Marathon (SEMDM)   Mr. Shafer   Maggie Barilla, Shane Holcombe, Lily Kutz, Sasha Roumyantseva, Jake Ruderman, Owen Sweitzer, Emma Williams
Sem Fem   Mrs. Howard-Penland   Emily Aikens, Bridget Dowd, Jessie Miller
Sem Literature & Arts Magazine (SLAM)   Mr. Chace   Ian Poole, Gigi Ruggiero
Ski Club   Ms. Heerschap   Isabella Chigogidze
Soundboard   Ms. Miller   Gram Doherty, Jessie Miller
Squirrel Club   Ms. Miller   Marshall Curtis
Students of Color Alliance (SOCA)  


Mrs. Bartron,
Ms. Garcia

  Angel Kariuki, Kendall Nguyen,
Tessely Solano, Ben Zhao
The Opinator   Ms. Miller   Francesca Ramos
The Wyoming   Mr. Chace, Mr. Fritz, Mrs. Shafer   Lauren Finlay, Ama Reitsma, Paul Stevenson
True Blue   Mr. Shafer   Maggie Barilla, Coley Leo,
Owen Sweitzer, Tyler Wood
Ukelele / Guitar Club       Dominica Delayo, Gigi Ruggiero
Young Conservatives Organization   Mr. Kersey   Cassidy Skoranski, Owen Sweitzer