St. Andrew's-Sewanee students develop leadership skills through clubs, class activities, sports, and participation in student/faculty committees. Being selected to serve as a Proctor, an SAS Ambassador, or a member of the Honor Council is regarded as one of the highest forms of recognition a student may earn.
To be a Proctor is the most coveted of all SAS leadership positions. Elected in the spring of their junior year by fellow students and faculty, the Proctors serve through their senior year, offering support in our residential houses and during evenings and weekends. Proctors receive leadership training and engage in activities designed to strengthen the group's connections to one another. Proctors plan and execute Weekend Activities, monitor the student union on the weekends, assist the Teacher-in-Charge with student checkouts, supervise students studying in Simmonds Hall on weeknights, and run the new student retreat. If it sounds like a lot of work and responsibility, it is.
2017-2018 Proctors Rachel Alvarez (Sewanee, TN), Aubrey Black (Sewanee, TN), Carolyn Bruce (Monteagle, TN), Winnie Fang (Shanghai, China), Sarah Johnson (Gruetli-Laager, TN), Dirk Kayitare (Kigali, Rwanda), Matthew Mollica (Monteagle, TN), Jack Simons (Sewanee, TN), Sarah Simons (Sewanee, TN), Isabel Spinelli (Sewanee, TN), Emmanuel Thombs (Raligh, NC), Elsie Uwera (Kigali, Rwanda), Lyndsey Wall (WInchester, TN), Ester Yang (Nanjing, China), Blaise Zeitler (Sewanee, TN), Zhang Zhang (Shenzhen, China), Steven Zhu (Shanghai, China)
The Honor Council
Honor Council is a select student-faculty committee that reviews disciplinary infractions. Membership is determined by faculty nomination and an interview with the Academic Dean.
2017-18 Honor Council Front row (L-R): Christina Wheeler (Haymarket, VA), Sam Kennard (Amelia Island, FL), Ester Yang (Nanjing, China), Winnie Fang (Shanghai China), Head of Upper School Kelley Black; Back row: Faculty Advisor Luke Diamond, Harrison Hartman (Sewanee, TN), Jack Simons (Sewanee, TN), Genevieve Rogers (Sewanee, TN), Elsie Uwera (Kigali, Rwanda), Sophia Patterson (Sewanee, TN), Sophia Hartman (Sewanee, TN), Aubrey Black (Sewanee, TN)
Chances are that the first person you'll meet at SAS will be one of our Ambassadors. The Ambassadors are a group of student leaders in grades 9-12 chosen to give tours to prospective students and their families and to serve at school functions. Ambassadors are chosen by application and teacher recommendation. This is a great leadership opportunity for students who are outgoing, friendly, and love to be the first person to welcome the "new kid on the block."
2017-18 Ambassadors Front row (L-R) Assistant Director of Admission and Financial Aid Claire Forbes, Sarah Johnson (Gruetli-Laager, TN), Lauren Wockasen (Monteagle, TN), Isabella Randolph (Sewanee, TN), Abi Cassell (Sewanee, TN); Second row: Sam Kennard (Amelia Island, FL), Christina Wheeler (Haymarket, VA), Tessa Shackleford (Sewanee, TN), Cate Bachman (Sewanee, TN), Taylor Warmbrod (Belvidere, TN), Sarah Grace Burns (Sewanee, TN); Third row: Cole Cleek (Estill Springs, TN), Sophia Hartman (Sewanee, TN), Elise Uwera (Kigali, Rwanda), Porter Neubauer (Belvidere, TN), Zolon Knoll (Sewanee, TN), Sarah Jane Kemmer (Centreville, AL), Jay McLaurin (Las Vega, NV); Fourth row: Bailey McLean (Manchester, TN), Jack Simons (Sewanee, TN), Emmanuel Thombs (Raleigh, NC), Lizzie Sluser (Nashville, TN), Evan Fox (Sewanee, TN), Laya Lewis (McDonough, GA); Back row: Dirk Kayitare (Kigali, Rwanda), Randy Paul (Nassau, Bahamas), Bruce Ruzima (Kigali, Rwanda)
The House Program brings the entire school community together fun and entertaining house activities and competitions throughout the year. House Program officers provide leadership and organization for each house (Gorgas, Christabel, and Turkington). House Program Leadership
President: Christina Wheeler
Vice President: Meredith Miller
Service Coordinator: Joseph McDonough
Upper School Representative: Gabriel Stevens
President: Winnie Fang
Vice President: Larson Heitzenrater
Service Coordinator: Genevieve Rogers
Middle School Representative: Alex Brewster
President: Dirk Kayitare
Vice President: Elsie Uwera
Service Coordinator: Rachel Alvarez
The junior and senior classes elect officers to lead or organize class activities such as the annual Valentine's carnation sale, donut sales, the Commencement Dance, and the senior gift.
Team Captains and Club Presidents
Each of the school's middle school and varsity teams elect team captains at the beginning of the season. The captains help to lead drills, encourage attendance at athletic contests, and report scores and achievements in Chapel gatherings. Many of the school's clubs also have elected officers or designated leaders.
The Curriculum Committee
One junior and one senior are chosen to join faculty members and administrators on the Curriculum Committee. The committee is responsible for the oversight of curricular and co-curricular life at SAS.
The Student Vestry
Student Vestry members are chosen to serve as a lay oversight committee on religious events and issues in the school. Members of the Student Vestry provide thoughtfully inspiring sermons at several of the weekly Eucharists throughout the year. Vestry members are chosen by students and faculty.