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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

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One Big Problem

There’s one big problem I notice that relates to competition, and it is caused by masculinity. It’s a problem not […]

Casey Smothers, Grade 6, Greene Street Friends School in Philadelphia, Pa.

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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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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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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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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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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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Loretta’s Gift

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

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’s books and an artist.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, May 2019: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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