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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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Grace-Sousa

Journey of Self Acceptance

I stare blankly at myself in my bathroom mirror, disappointed with my reflection. It doesn’t come as a surprise anymore; […]

Grace Sousa, Grade 9, Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, Pa.

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Carluccio-Horton

My Revelation with Quaker Competition

I used to despise competition. Growing up with siblings, our lives were devoted to one‐upping each other and proving who […]

Carluccio Horton, Grade 9, Westtown School in West Chester, Pa.

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