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How do you write, FELLOW QUAKER KIDS?

Calling all kid game makers, and graphic artists, and memesters and religious ed teachers: Friends Journal is doing a whole […]

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

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Skirting Around the Competition

Our introduction to the May issue on “Friendly Competition?”

Gail Whiffen is associate editor of Friends Journal. [email protected]

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A Homeschooler’s Point of View on Competition

My whole life I have been raised as a Quaker homeschooler, so I have not been placed into different classes […]

Finn Rae Kyrie, Grade 6/7, Homeschool in Driftless Area, Wis., attender of Madison (Wis.) Meeting

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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Hazel-Mariani

A Tool or a Weapon

The Quaker approach to competition has influenced my life greatly. From my experiences, I’ve learned that competition can be utilized […]

Hazel Mariani, Grade 6, Greene Street Friends School in Philadelphia, Pa.

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James-Bradley

Competing as a Quaker

Competition requires a great deal of hard work and effort. When you begin to compete at a higher level it […]

James Bradley, Grade 9, Westtown School in West Chester, Pa., member of West Chester Meeting

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Tara Prakash, 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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Jack-Davis

The Value of Intense Competition

As my dirty, sweaty palm makes contact with my opponent’s, I look him in the eye. He was their striker […]

Jack Davis, Grade 11, Friends Academy in Locust Valley, N.Y.

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How I Found God in Competitive Sports

How can we explore the edge of our abilities?

Jon Watts is a Quaker living in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. He enjoys volleyball, tennis, and trying to beat his own record for hiking the length of the Wissahickon Valley. When he’s not competing, Jon is interviewing Quakers for the QuakerSpeak project or composing Quaker-related music.

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