The Sidwell Friends Middle School debate team hosted the Nation’s Capital Debate League’s first tournament of the 2017/18 school year on Saturday, October 21. With more than 170 debaters from 12 schools (including five teams from Orange County, California), the Sidwell Friends debaters captured the first-place trophy! SFS had three undefeated teams (4-0) who took the top three spots. In addition to every Sidwell Friends team winning at least one round, the entire Middle School team also won accolades in the Speaker Points category, with students earning fourth, fifth, and seventh place. All of the debaters did a terrific job! Congratulations!
Debate Team Earns Top Spot
The skies may have been gray, but the future is bright for the School's newest alumni.
The 37th Annual John Fisher Zeidman ’79 Memorial Lecture was more than an incisive and engaging discussion of China’s social, political, and cultural transformations over the past 40 years. It also represented the collective memory of Sidwell Friends, found in a lively cross-section of alumni, current students, parents, grandparents, and current and former faculty that spanned over 75 years of Sidwell Friends history.
Kiki Rice '22 has been named the 2018-19 Gatorade District of Columbia Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Rice is the third Gatorade District of Columbia Girls Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from Sidwell Friends School. The distinction recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.
Closing ceremony remarks by Lower School Principal, Adele Paynter.
On June 4, Middle School students got a day out of the classroom and onto the field for one of their favorite end-of-year activities: Field Day.