Wyoming Seminary seniors Nada Bader of Mountain Top and Stewart Kiesling of New Canaan, Conn. received the 2013 Wyoming Seminary Alumni Service Awards during Sem’s recent Homecoming festivities. The award recognizes exceptional student leadership and service to the campus community.
Bader and Kiesling were two of eight seniors nominated for this year’s alumni award. Nominees also included Matthew Doggett of Shavertown, Benjamin Hornung of Forty Fort, Lauren Larar of Waverly, Andrew Levandoski of Dallas, Christina Thomas of Drums and Sarah Touey of Pringle.
Members of the Wyoming Seminary Alumni Council interviewed the eight students and determined the two 2013 award recipients.
Bader, daughter of Dr. Phuong-Truc Pham and Dr. Momoun Bader of Mountain Top, is a member of student government, Blue Key and the Library Advisory Board. She also serves on the Community Service Executive Board. A Levi Sprague Fellow, she was the class president during her junior year and currently is the senior class president and student government vice-president. She serves on the Orientation Committee, Honor Council and PAIS accreditation committee and competes on the swim team. She also volunteers as a peer tutor as well as for the Early Summer Fun at Sem camp. In the community, she is a volunteer for the Salvation Army and the Angel Tree Project. As a member of Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre she helped organize a scavenger hunt to raise money for Ruth’s Place, a local women’s homeless shelter.
Kiesling, son of Gordon and Lael Kiesling of New Canaan, Conn., serves as a Levi Sprague Fellow and is active in student government, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Model United Nations and the Library Advisory Board. He also is a member of Blue Key, Peer Group, Peer Tutoring and the Orientation Committee. He has participated in the school’s drama program and is captain of the boys cross-country team, earning two MVP awards. He also has received Eagle Scout honors and serves as a camp counselor.