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Felicity-Medina

High School Hierarchy

I cried yesterday. I was sobbing: red, wet, puffy, and gross because of the academic competition I face in school [鈥

Felicity Medina, Grade 9, Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, Pa.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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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 [鈥

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

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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Ego or Integrity

Dum, da, da, da, rang the bell鈥攃lass had started. I tensed up; did I have to go to the bathroom? [鈥

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

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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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 [鈥

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

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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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 [鈥

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

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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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鈥恥pping each other and proving who [鈥

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

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Loretta鈥檚 Gift

By Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Alea Marley. Little Bee Books, 2018. 40 pages. $17.99/hardcover. Recommended for ages 4 and [鈥

Anne Nydam is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting, where she teaches First-day school. A former middle school art teacher, she now stays home with her own children, while working as an author of children鈥檚 books and an artist.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, May 2019: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Graphics 漏 Jen Casselberry. Instagram <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jencasselberry/">@jencasselberry</a> and Etsy at <a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/JenCasselberry">JenCasselberry</a>.

The Mystic Soul of a More Whole Religious Society

How to move beyond denial and defensiveness when talking about race.

Since 2014 through Undoing Racism Group, an unofficial group of Friends seeking to co-create Beloved Community, Viv Hawkins has learned much about racism; she has much yet to learn and do. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, she embraces a ministry to foster faithfulness and Lola Georg, her life partner.

Posted in: Online Features, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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Beech tree roots, <a href="http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1846713">Creative Commons 漏 by Stephen Craven</a>.

Quaker Christian Ways and Roots

Returning to a comprehensive Christianity of behavior and belief.

Donne Hayden is a recorded minister and convinced Friend (convinced that all the first Friends were convinced Friends!). She served seven years as minister at Cincinnati (Ohio) Meeting and is still a member. She retired in 2015 and currently works part-time for Wilmington Yearly Meeting as office administrator.

Posted in: Online Features, Quakers and Christianity
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Mustaches for Maddie

By Chad Morris and Shelly Brown. Shadow Mountain, 2017. 256 pages. $16.99/hardcover; $7.99/paperback or eBook. Recommended for ages 8鈥11. Wow! [鈥

Lucinda Hathaway is a member of Sarasota (Fla.) Meeting.

Posted in: December 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Christianity
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