Clubs and 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
• Soundness of mind, body and spirit
Any questions about Excolo can be directed to Mr. Harry Shafer, Dean of Student Life, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
|Drama (Fall, Winter, and Spring)||Mr. Sherry|
|Jazz Band||Mr. Orfanella|
|Percussion Ensemble||Ms. Spishock|
|Stage Crew||Mr. Bussie|
|Basketball (boys)||Mr. Moses|
|Basketball (girls)||Ms. Rodway|
|Cross Country (boys and girls)||Mr. Stanton|
|Field Hockey||Ms. Klassner|
|Ice Hockey||Mr. Lyle|
|Lacrosse (boys)||Mr. Montesano|
|Lacrosse (girls)||Ms. Stewart|
|Soccer (boys)||Mr. Littzi|
|Soccer (girls)||Mr. Williams|
|Swimming (boys and girls)||Mr. Mercatili|
|Tennis (boys)||Mr. Cooper|
|Tennis (girls)||Mr. Cooper|
|Wrestling (boys)||Mr. Robinson|
|Wrestling (girls)||Mrs. Vandiver|
|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,
|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,
|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|
|Ms. Miller||Gram Doherty, Jessie Miller|
|Sports Careers||Mr. Bufano, Mrs. Snowdon||Parker Mosley, Shane Holcombe, Eric Gardner|
|Squirrel Club||Ms. Miller||Marshall Curtis|
|Students of Color Alliance (SOCA)||
||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|