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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.

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

Taleah Dixon, Grade 6, Greene Street Friends School in Philadelphia, Pa.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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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.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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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.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, Student Voices Project, Student Voices Project 2019
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Nafisa-Rashid

Competitive Ethics?

Since tenth grade, I have participated in a competition called Ethics Bowl. Every year high school students gather in teams [鈥

Nafisa Rashid, Grade 12, Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

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Quiet-Tomie-dePaola

Quiet AND Shhh鈥od Is in the Silence

Quiet By Tomie dePaola. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018. 32 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 4鈥8. [鈥

Paul Buckley is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quakerism and travels in the ministry, urging revival among Friends. His most recent book is Primitive Quakerism Revived: Living as Friends in the Twenty-First Century.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, May 2019: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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Library-on-Wheels-Sharlee-Glenn

Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America鈥檚 First Bookmobile

By Sharlee Glenn. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2018. 56 pages. $18.99/hardcover; $15.54/eBook. Recommended for ages 8鈥12. Mary Titcomb was [鈥

Margaret T. Walden鈥檚 first library job was at the Rauh Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library. The branch was located in an old mansion; at the back of the mansion was the carriage house that was home to the city鈥檚 bookmobile.

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

Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Troubled Times

By Kate Davies. New Society Publishers, 2018. 208 pages. $18.99/paperback or eBook. After many years working for Earth on the [鈥

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting and is sojourning with Middlebury (Vt.) Meeting. She and her husband live in an all-solar home where they grow vegetables and fruits and try to live gently on the land. She's active in the national and local Transition Movement and is the author of Rising to the Challenge.

Posted in: April 2019 Books, Humor in Religion, Quaker Book Reviews
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Nora Ruth Roberts

Roberts鈥擭ora Ruth Roberts, 76, on December 26, 2018, in New York, N.Y. Nora was born on April 19, 1942, in [鈥

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Charles W. Ufford Jr.

Ufford鈥擟harles W. Ufford Jr., 87, on August 17, 2018, at Kendal at Hanover, N.H. Charlie was born on July 8, [鈥

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