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May 2019


Student Voices
6th Annual Student Voices Project


Features
How I Found God in Competitive Sport by Jon Watts
The Hope for Collaboration over Competition by Mark Pratt‐Russum
The Invisible Damage of Competition by Mary Jo Klingel


Poetry
Always the Challenge to Be Patient by Charles Bunner


Departments:
Among Friends, Forum, News, Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Milestones, Classifieds, Meeting Listings


Tara-Prakash

Loosening Our Blindfolds

The main point of a competition is to see who is better in a certain arena. Equality is emphasizing and […]

Tara Prakash, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

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Davis-Lensch

Losing

No one likes it, / The thing most fear, / Unpredictable, / We work hard to run away, / Hidden […]

Davis Lensch, Grade 7, Carolina Friends School in Durham, N.C.

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Kosette-Koons-Perdikis

Ego or Integrity

Dum, da, da, da, rang the bell—class had started. I tensed up; did I have to go to the bathroom? […]

Kosette Koons-Perdikis, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

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Ilaria-Luna

Community of Numeric Competitors

I came home, excited after a day full of learning, to find my mother waiting for me at the door […]

Ilaria Luna, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

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Nicole-Sosnik

What Page Are You On?

Competition surrounds my life. In almost everything I do there is some sort of a competition involved even when there […]

Nicole Sosnik, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

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Sophia-Stylianos

Truly Winning at Life

Competition is a big part of the everyday world. It overlaps with the desire for power and the desire for […]

Sophia Stylianos, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

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Lila-Safavi

From Competition to Cooperation

My first exposure to competitive club travel sports was a difficult one, primarily because of the attitude and actions of […]

Lila Safavi, Grade 6, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

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Wielond-Kirby

Growth and Learning

I used to wrestle… One time, after losing a match, I sat back down on the bench, changing my shoes […]

Wielond Kirby, Grade 8, Medford Memorial Middle School, member of Medford Meeting, both in Medford, N.J.

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Taleah-Dixon

Competition Who?

There was a girl named Kesha. She was 13 years old, and she was exceptionally good at running. She had […]

Taleah Dixon, Grade 6, Greene Street Friends School in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Ankita-Achanta

Competing Against Myself

What does it mean to win or lose? How can we use competition to grow as individuals? In response to […]

Ankita Achanta, Grade 8, Newtown Friends School in Newtown, Pa.

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