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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鈥檝e learned that competition can be utilized [鈥

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

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Clay-Lewis

Wrestling with Defeat

I am not a perfect Quaker. My family discovered Quakerism when I was two years old. I grew up with [鈥

Clay Lewis, Grade 9, Abington Friends School, member of Abington Meeting, both in Jenkintown, 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 [鈥

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

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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.

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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 [鈥

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

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Wielond-Kirby

Growth and Learning

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

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

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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 [鈥

Ankita Achanta, Grade 8, Newtown Friends School in Newtown, 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鈥恥pping each other and proving who [鈥

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

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Jack-Davis

The Value of Intense Competition

As my dirty, sweaty palm makes contact with my opponent鈥檚, I look him in the eye. He was their striker [鈥

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

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pratt-russum

The Hope for Collaboration over Competition

Quakers can be co鈥恈onspirators, participants, creators, shapers, imaginers, and dreamers.

Mark Pratt-Russum is a released minister at West Hills Friends Church in Portland, Ore. He is a father and husband and is seriously in love with photography.

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