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Writing Opp: Friends in Africa (due July 8, 2019)

Half of the world’s Friends live in Africa; Kenya alone has almost twice as many Friends as the United States. […]

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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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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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 […]

Clay Lewis, Grade 9, Abington Friends School, member of Abington Meeting, both in Jenkintown, Pa.

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Namiyah-Nole

Transitioning from Public to Private School

I remember the day my teachers from Wister Elementary School announced to me and two other students that we were […]

Namiyah Nole, 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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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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Wielond-Kirby

Growth and Learning

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

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

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Grace-Sousa

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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Nafisa-Rashid

Competitive Ethics?

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

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

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