Klassner Field was the place to be Wednesday evening, as the Blue Knights took on the Crestwood Comets and the Lake Lehman Black Knights for the District 2 Class 2A lacrosse championships. The girls (12-0) defeated Lake Lehman, 13-9, to win the championship for the seventh year in a row, while the boys (12-4) fell 11-10 in double overtime in a hard-fought battle to Crestwood.
Recently four Sem juniors traveled to Philadelphia and Temple University to participate for the first time at the eighth annual OWLympiad math competition, sponsored by the Fox School of Business. Bobby Austin, Matthew Bolan, Yuxi Zhou and Hanlin Zhu competed as a team to demonstrate their knowledge of algebra, geometry and trigonometry. The competition included a multiple-choice exam, a math card game and a lightning round. In a field that included as many as 50 schools, Sem's team finished in fourth place! The OWLympiad is designed to create awareness of career possibilities in the actuarial science field. Seen following the competition are, from left: Hanlin Zhu, Yuxi Zhou, Bobby Austin and Matthew Bolan.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Science Research Group (SRG) students recently earned awards for their research projects in regional and state competition.The students presented oral reports and posters of their research to panels of judges and other students.
Four Sem students received awards at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science State Competition, held at Penn State University at University Park. Senior Reeya Lele received a First Award for her microbiology project. Sophomore Moyasar Osman received a First Award for his biochemistry project, sophomore Nikolai Stefanov received a First Award for his mathematics project and junior Yunru Zheng received a First Award for mathematics.
Seven students also received awards at the recent Northeast Regional Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, held at Wilkes University. There Lele received a First Award, Osman received a First Award, Perfect Score and Excellence Award in biochemistry, Stefano received a First Award and Zheng received a First Award, Perfect Score. Second Award winners included sophomore Lauren Fletcher, behavioral science; freshman Rounak Lele, engineering; and freshman Jay Pande, botany.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Science Research Group (SRG) students, seen below, recently received awards for their research projects at the state and regional Junior Academy of Science conferences. Seen from left: freshman Rounak Lele, senior Reeya Lele, sophomore Lauren Fletcher, sophomore Moyasar Osman, junior Yunru Zheng, sophomore Nikolai Stefanov and freshman Jay Pande.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Director of Athletics Karen Klassner recently announced Sem's Most Valuable Players, Coaches' Awards and Gold Award winners for spring sports. Athletes who earned four varsity letters or three varsity and one junior varsity letters in their sport receive Gold Awards.
In baseball, junior Michael Oravic received the Offensive Production Award, and senior Liam Gabriel received the Blue Knight Award. Seniors John Kehl, Anderson Roy Phillips and Julien Simons received Gold Awards. In softball, junior Alicia Carr received the MVP Award. Sophomore Halle Kehl received the Most Improved Player Award. Seniors Abigale Corcoran and Emily Lehman received Gold Awards.
In boys lacrosse, senior Duncan Breig received the MVP Award and Gold Award while junior Matthew Parsons received the Most Improved Player Award. Seniors David Nape,Quentin Novinger, Gabriel Pascal, Jake Rosner, Connor Switzer and Georgio Vavlas received Gold Awards. In girls lacrosse, senior Abigail Straub received the Blue Knight Award and the Gold Award, while seniors Carly Clemente, Avery Conyngham, Mary Therese Lehman, Katherine Romanowski and Alexis Sokach also received Gold Awards.
In boys tennis, senior Eamon Gibbons received the MVP Award and the Gold Award, while senior Andrew Kim received the Coaches Award and Gold Award. Seniors Michael Kim, Andrew Schukraft and Ching Hei Sung also received Gold Awards.
Seen following the presentation of spring athletic awards are, first row from left: Abigale Corcoran, Halle Kehl, Emily Lehman and Alicia Carr. Second row, from left: Abigail Straub, Alexis Sokach, Katherine Romanowski, Mary Therese Lehman, Carly Clemente and Avery Conyngham. Third row, from left: Andrew Schukraft, Gabriel Pascal. Fourth row, from left: Ching Hei Sung, Andrew Kim, Matthew Parsons, Georgio Vavlas, Quentin Novinger and Michael Kim. Fifth row, from left: Julien Simons, Connor Switzer, Eamon Gibbons, Duncan Breig, Jake Rosner and David Nape. Sixth row, from left: Michael Oravic, John Kehl, Anderson Roy Phillips and Liam Gabriel.
Two Wyoming Seminary Upper School students recently were named to district and regional music festivals. The festivals are organized by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association and honor students for excellence in voice and instrumental music.
Senior Dominick D'Alessandro and junior Ziming Liu were named to the district chorus festival. D'Alessandro also was named to the regional chorus festival.
Seen at the end of the festival season are, from left: Dominick D'Alessandro and Ziming Liu.