21 Mar

In 1985 Richard Seymour played an integral role in developing a new summer leadership school for youth on the campus of Dallas Christian.  The vision that he and others held was to host a non-conventional discipleship experience, once every Jimageune, that would empower young men and women to enjoy the Christian life, while also becoming influential forces for Christ to those around them.  That experience became known as Summer Excitement, and began operating with about 90 students in 1985.  As the vision became reality, Richard not only became the face of Summer Excitement, but he also became the heart of Summer Excitement as well.  An infectious laugh, tireless optimism, a “Boy do I feel great” cheer, and an encouraging spirit, endeared Richard to most young men and women who were impacted by the ministry between 1985 and 2002, while it was hosted by The Branch Church in Farmers Branch, Texas.  Summer Excitement has seen enormous blessing from the efforts of past and current leaders, but none are more synonymous to the work of developing leaders and promoting joyous Christian living than Richard Seymour is!

As such, we are excited to announce the development of the new “Richard Seymour ‘Boy Do I Feel Great’ Scholarship.”  This scholarship will be rewarded as a sort of “buy-one-get-one-free” deal for current students who wish to share Christ with friends back home who they are convinced would benefit from engaging faith in a non-traditional, spiritual environment.  In providing this opportunity we hope to empower current Summer Excitement students to lead their friends into closer union with Jesus.  In doing so, not only will we be honoring Christ and promoting grace, but we will also be upholding the legacy of SE leaders such as Brother Richard! 

 For more information about the “Richard Seymour ‘Boy Do I Feel Great’ Scholarship,” or to learn how to apply for it, please follow the “GREAT SCHOLARSHIP” link above.  Applications for the scholarship will be available on this site on April 1, Summer Excitement Registration Day!


  1. Jennifer C. March 21, 2014 at 12:08 PM #

    Where’s the link? I was going to pass this to some students, but I can’t find out how to apply? Everything I clicked just brought me back to this page.

    • Jason Moore March 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM #

      The link for the application will be added soon, though we will not be accepting applications until registration opens on April 1. Thank you for your feedback!

  2. Brenda Marie Cormack March 21, 2014 at 4:40 PM #

    This post brings tears of joy to my eyes, love to my heart and hope to my soul. Praise god! Boy do I feel great!!

  3. Shirley Seymour May 6, 2015 at 8:08 PM #

    Thank you for having a Richard Seymour Scholarship Fund. Richard would be very honored & pleased. He loved SE so much. It is so sweet to see his work being carried on. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for keeping his dream alive. Shirley Seymour

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