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 Ms. Brennan Twardowski, Dean of Student Life, at email@example.com.
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 using the Google Form linked below, titled, "Submit Community Service Hours."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
|Name of organization||Student Leaders||Faculty Advisor|
|“The Wyoming” (Yearbook)||Lauren Finlay, Paul Stevenson, Ama Reitsma||
Logan Chace, Meredith Shafer, Matt Bufano
|Art Sustainability Club||Emera Humphreys||Nicole Lewis, Mark Webber|
|Artisan Club||Gabe Rampp||Colleen Ayers|
|Asian Culture Club||Gabe and Richie DeLuna||Jessica Gensel|
|Backstage Crew||N/A||Floyd Bussie|
|Baking Club||Bella Fox||Meredith Shafer|
|Baseball||Michael Vodzak, Hayden Vought, Gianni Argenta, Matthew Spera, Antek Evan||Kyle Ofier|
|Blue Crew||N/A||Brennan Twardowski|
|Blue Key||N/A||Liz Katyl|
|Book2Film||Lily Roberti, Hayley Smeraldi, Lexy Lichtenstein||Pete Froehlich|
|Boys Varsity Basketball||N/A||Carlos Rivas|
|Boys lacrosse||Jack Herron, Quinn Kelly, Matt Swartz, Xavier Beaulac||Terry Herron|
|Boys Ice Hockey||Ford Boock||Justin Lyle|
|Boys wrestling||Dom Federici||Cornell Robinson|
|Business Club||Grant Pryor and Thomas Iskra||Amy Keiper, Julie Calabro|
|Chess Club||Thomas Figura, Gabriel Rampp (Co-presidents) Shane Senchak, Hayden 'Cade' Butcher (administrators)||Renee McGowan|
|Choral Music||Department Reps: Ari Froelich, Lucy Lew||Dan Hall|
|Classics Club||Cara McCall, Lauren Urosevich, McKayla Williams, Trinity Kong||Morgan Penland, Liz Penland|
|Climate Science and Sustainability||Michael McGlinn||Michael McGlinn|
|Community Service||None||Catie Kersey|
|Crochet Club||Armeen Ali, Kara Perzia||Bella Dohn|
|Cross Country Team||Gopal Patel, Annabel Dobash, Jack Novelli||Jill Snowdon|
|Crossword Puzzle Club||Ama Reitsma, Gopal Patel||Nicole Lewis|
|Dance||Lucy Lew, Holly Egbert||Bernardine Vojtko|
|Debate Club||Jacob Nivert, Ethan Snyder, Rita Kupstas||Pete Froehlich|
|Drama & Stage Crew||Juniors and Seniors in Drama||Jason Sherry|
|Dude Be Nice||Claire Stretanski, Lucy Lew||Brennan Twardowski|
|Environmental Club||Trinity Kong, Rebecca Polgar||Nicole Lewis, Bridget Mack|
|Esports Club||Bradley McGinty||Kate Mercado|
|Field Hockey||Isabella Pisano, Maddie Olshemski, Ella Barbacci, Emma Watchilla, Megan Cotrone, Chase Taylor, Sophia Stash||Karen Klassner|
|Fishing Club||Tracey Kindler, Aiden Gilbert, Jack Herron, Liam Davis||Randy Granger|
|Girls Basketball||Cassidy Skoranski, Maddie Olshemski, Margaret Ganter, Lexy Lichtenstein||CJ Kersey|
|Girls Lacrosse||Sadie Gilbert, Avery Luksic, Maddie Olshemski||Dave Spath|
|Girls Soccer||Helena Prusak, Cassidy Skoranski, Cat Ziegler||Erin Mclaughlin|
|Girls Softball||Rosey Kelly||TBD|
|Global Language Help Center||Abby Chong, Gunnar Grebeck, Olivia Sekel||Jill Stretanski|
|History Club||Paul Stevenson||Brian Kaschak|
|HOSA (Health Occupations for Students of America)||Faith Stoshak, Parker Mosley||Melissa McHale|
|Humanities and Global Studies Concentration||N/A||Jill Stretanski, Brian Kaschak|
Tyler Harvey, Christiane Vaida, Monica Spishock, Jamie Orfanella
|International Club||Abby Chong||Jeni Brown|
|Jazz Band||Claire Stretanski||Jamie Orfanella|
|K-pop Dance Club||Allison Luo||Jessica Gensel|
|Let's Just Talk||Isabella Chigogidze||CJ Kersey|
|Lettuce Club||Emera Humphreys, Sasha Mubasher, Olivia Stevens, Nahisha Pokhrel, Annabel Dobash||Mark Webber|
|Levi Spragues||Alex Kang, Ford Boock, Jack Higgins, Armeen Ali, Claire Stretanski, Cassidy Skoranski||Brennan Twardowski|
|Library Advisor Board (LAB)||Claire Stretanski, David Getz||Ivy Miller|
|Math Center||David Getz, Robert Fan||Renee McGowan|
|Mock Trial||Paul Stevenson, Grace Kowalski, Paige Kenwell||Pete Froehlich|
|Model UN||Drew Mauriello, Mikel Salas-Warner||Nick Fritz|
|Origami Club||Harry Xu||Jeni Brown|
|Peer Tutoring||Department Reps||Sara Latcham|
|Photography Club||Sasha Roumyantseva||Mark Webber|
|PRISM||Claire Stretanski||Nick Fritz|
|Puppet Club||Hannah Salesky||Colleen Ayers|
|RAs||Leaders by dorm||TBD|
|Religious Diversity Club||Francesca Ramos, Armeen Ali, Paige Kenewell||Morgan Penland|
|Rowing||Victoria Weirich-Freiburg, Mikel Salas-Warner||Michael McGlinn|
|Science Olympiad||Robert Fan||Renee Casterline, Tricia Strazdus|
|Science Research Group||Drew Mauriello||Andrea Nerozzi, Tricia Strazdus|
|Sem Against Animal Cruelty||Cara McCall, Anna Wright, Abby Kim||Morgan Penland|
|SEM Dance Marathon (SEMDM)||Paul Stevenson, Shane Holcomb, Gabe DeLuna, Ama Reitsma, Sasha Roumyantseva||Kristie Stevenson|
|SemFem||Nahisha Pokhrel, Lauran Cox||Morgan Penland|
|Ski Club||Isabella Chigogidze||Colleen Ayers|
|SLAM (Sem Literary & Arts Magazine)||Erica Zhu, Anna Chong||Logan Chace|
|Solid Works / 3D Printing||Robert Beletsky, Alex Ross||Colleen Ayers|
|Sports Careers Club||Shane Holcombe, Parker Mosley, Eric Gardner||Matt Bufano, Jill Snowdon|
|STEAM/STEM||Harry Feng, Drew Mauriello||Andrea Nerozzi|
|Student Government||Representatives by class||Liz Penland|
|Student Leadership||Levi Spragues, RAs, Student Government, Department Reps||
Brennan Twardowski, Liz Penland, Nicole Lewis
|Students of Color Alliance (SOCA)||Tessely Solano, Destiny Lora, Ima Enodien, Kendall Nguyen||Jenna Mercatili, Jenn Dice|
|Swimming||Claire Stretanski, Ryleigh Collins||Phil Mercatili|
|Valero Verde||Drew Muriello, Sara Stevanovic, Gia Cella||Breanne Finagan|
|The Opinator||N/A||Ivy Miller|
|Volleyball Club||Chi Ebi-Ekweozoh||Melissa McHale|
|When We All Vote||Paul Stevenson, Emera Humphreys||JoAnne Rossi|
|Writing Center||Ama Reitsma, Lily Roberti||Jennifer Novotney|
|Young Conservative Club||Cassidy Skoranski||CJ Kersey|