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State of Service at SEM

State of Service at SEM

Kyle Hopkins, Community Service Board Faculty Advisor

June 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

Adapted from Kyle Hopkins's Community Service Awards address in Morning Meeting on May 30. The state of Community Service @ SEM is good! And, there were a lot of new things happening! This year, with Katie Gibbons at the helm, the Community Service Board launched a new initiative - Servi...

SEM Squared: Sister-Sisters

SEM Squared: Sister-Sisters

Grace Heidinger, Contributor

June 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

What would it be like going to high school with your sister or even sisters? For the 2017-2018 school year, there are 12 sets of sisters who go to SEM together. Some who see each other all the time and some who only see each other when they pass each other in the hallway. They're sisters literally and...

Naima Pearce ’05, SEM Commencement Speaker is a Producer for Meet the Press Daily with Chuck Todd

Naima Pearce ’05, SEM Commencement Speaker is a Producer for Meet the Press Daily with Chuck Todd

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

June 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Naima Pearce '05 will give the keynote address at SEM's 167th commencement on June 12. Naima is a producer for Meet the Press Daily with Chuck Todd. After graduating from Buffalo Seminary, she received an English degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Communication degree from the Annenberg Scho...

We Liked It, and Put a Ring on It!

We Liked It, and Put a Ring on It!

Tess Rine, Contributor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Class rings are one of the most traditional and iconic aspects of someone's high school experience. Whether it's Danny giving his ring to Sandy in Grease or SEM juniors giving each other rings there is great meaning within that hunk of metal. The concept of class rings has a 183-year long history ...

SEM Goes the Mini Maker Faire

SEM Goes the Mini Maker Faire

Beth Adamczyk, Director of Technology

May 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

SEM freshmen presented 16 projects at the Buffalo Mini Maker Faire on Saturday at Park School. This year, we had six Coding, four Engineering, and six Maker entries. As well as appearing at the Faire, students had to narrate videos about their projects. It's an exhibition for the public but it's also a competition for the fre...

Great Season for SEM Lacrosse

Great Season for SEM Lacrosse

Grace Heidinger, Contributor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Spring was slow to arrive and so spring sports got off to a slow start with cancellations due to the cold weather but as the Varsity Lacrosse team reaches the halfway point of their season, they hold a 5-2 record in the Monsignor Martin League. The team is set to finish the remaining games on th...

When in Pittsburgh… And You’re Not on a College Tour

When in Pittsburgh… And You’re Not on a College Tour

Grace Heidinger, Contributor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, also known as "The Steel City" and more recently "The City of Champions" is filled with everything from unique neighborhoods to tasty restaurants. As for the geographic aspect, three rivers flow through the city: the Ohio, the Alleghany, and the Monongahela. Where there are...

First Exchange to Lille, France Was Only the Beginning

First Exchange to Lille, France Was Only the Beginning

Mary Leslie, Contributor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

March 24, students embarked on the first ever SEM exchange to Lille, France.  Although the trip began with a slight change in plans fpr the eight students and their chaperones due to a strike at Air France, the girls could not wait to see their French correspondents after hosting them in Buffalo three...

Licensed to be Independent

Licensed to be Independent

Tess Rine, Contributor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

High school is filled with milestones: college acceptances prom and graduation, to name a few. The biggest milestone currently underway for many SEM students is learning to drive. To be licensed is to be independent. Many SEM seniors enjoy the wind in their hair during free periods but how did they...

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing Plays to Full Houses

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing Plays to Full Houses

Grace Heidinger, Contributor

March 19, 2018


Filed under A&E, Showcase

Buffalo Seminary Theatre presented the 2018 spring play, This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing this past weekend. After a month of hard work and dedication, the cast and crew put on four successful shows. This production was different from previous history-based plays - this one...

Student-Organized Protest for the National School Walkout

Student-Organized Protest for the National School Walkout

Tess Rine, Contributor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

On January 14, 2018 Nikolas Jacob Cruz, age 19, attacked Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Flordia with a AR-15 style semi-automatic weapon. In the end,  17 people were dead at the hands of a mentally-ill former student with a gun. Unimpeachable facts. America is once again left in...

Grace Heidinger ’18 NYSPHSAA Honorable Mention Scholar-Athlete

Grace Heidinger ’18 NYSPHSAA Honorable Mention Scholar-Athlete

March 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Grace Heidinger received Honorable Mention as Scholar-Athlete for Section VI of the  New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). "The athletic department nominated Grace for excellence in academics and her dedication and leadership on the bowling team," said Kacie Mills, assistan...

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