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.
Jenna Black (Sewanee, TN), Sarah Grace Burns (Sewanee, TN), Myers Gorrell (Sewanee, TN), Zolon Knoll (Sewanee, TN, Porter Neubauer (Belvidere, TN), Isabella Randolph (Sewanee, TN), Justine Rogers (Sewanee, TN), Xavier Thompson (Kingston, Jamaica), Payton Zeitler (Sewanee, TN)
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.
2020-2021 Honor Council
Sarah Grace Burns (President), Charlie Barron, Jenna Black, Archie Clarkson, Luca Malde, Kathleen Perkins, Justine Rogers, Breezy Rollins, Hannah Warmbrod
The Conduct Council
Our Episcopal identity values openness, trust, and forgiveness. The Conduct Council may deliberate cases involving major violations or repeated minor violations. It seeks to heal fractured relationships that may arise from these violations through restorative justice principles and other measures. The Conduct Council is comprised of faculty advisors as well as elected students: five seniors, three juniors, and one sophomore. Qualified students demonstrate maturity and care for the wellbeing of the SAS community. Qualified students also practice discretion while managing confidential information and responding with empathy to the challenges, struggles, and mistakes of other students.
2020-2021 Conduct Council
Isabella Randolph (President), Charlie Barron, Anna Bridgers, Erin Mattingly, Malachi McKinney, Luciana Mollica, Kathleen Perkins, Jack Tse, and Hannah Warmbrod
Chances are that the first person you'll meet at SAS will be one of our Ambassadors. The Ambassadors are a group of more than 30 students 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."
Emily Bailey, Jenna Black, Alex Brewster, Annabett Bridgers, Riley Burnette, Sarah Grace Burns, Ava Carlos, Sophia Carlos, Sanaya Cody, Gus Croom, Hadlee Hale, Nailah Hamilton, Nelly Ineza, JT Jenkins, Joshua Jones, Parker Jones, Sara Knight, Reese Michaels, Patrick Monahan, Libby Neubauer, Porter Neubauer, Ryan Ostrowski, Kathleen Perkins, Janae Rabess, Emily Ren, Breezy Rollins, Tyler Rodgers, Cecilia Schutz, Lexi Taylor, Xavier Thompson, Audrey Ward, Phoenix Yuan, Payton Zeitler, Annie Zhang
International Student Mentors
The International Student Mentors Program (ISMP) provides ongoing assistance to incoming international students. Peer mentors assist new international students in the transition from their respective countries to SAS by connecting with students before they arrive, leading small groups at International Student Orientation, and serving as a cultural bridge and a resource to new students during their first semester.
2019-2020 International Student Mentors
Nneka Okolo '20 (USA), Chloe Fontenelle '20 (USA), Kendale James '20 (USA), George Meng (China), Payton Zeitler (USA), Huy Cao (Vietnam), Nancy Ruzima (Rwanda), Cecilia Schutz (USA), Erin Mattingly (USA), Joshua Jones (Jamaica), Katie Finn Hurst (USA)
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.
In addition to recognizing the contributions of our Proctors and Honor Council members, Honors Day provides an annual opportunity to recognize students for their leadership in the community, the classroom and on the playing fields. Annual awards include:
The Betty Guyear Condra Perseverance Award recognizes the individual whose perseverance in academics and extra-curricular activities is outstanding.
The Lulu Hampton Owen Service Award is presented to the student who has shown outstanding service to the school and to the community-at-large.
The Day Student Award is given to the individual whose character and involvement in the life of the school have contributed significantly to our community.
The Boarding Student Award is given to the individual whose character and involvement in the life of the school have contributed significantly to our community.
The Head of School's Award is given to the student whose achievements in academics, in extra-curricular activities, and in service to St. Andrew's-Sewanee are outstanding.
The SMA Class of 1946 Junior Leadership Award is presented to the individual whose ability to lead and to inspire others has contributed significantly to the life of the school.
The SMA Memorial Merit Award is presented to the student who has displayed athletic proficiency, academic excellent, and, above all, outstanding character in all actions both within and outside of the school community.
The Cum Laude Society is a national academic honor society. Membership also requires demonstration of good character, honor and integrity. The top 10% of the junior class and the top 20% of the senior class are eligible for induction.