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 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.
Sidwell Friends Athletics is excited to unveil its new visual identity today and to introduce a new spirit mark, a star-shaped fox. The identity is designed to unify the community around the athletic program and to build stronger visual cohesion among the School’s teams.
Eboo Patel, founder of the Interfaith Youth Core, spoke with the community on April 8 and 9.
One student shares how his trip to the Model UN Conference changed his outlook.
Sidwell Friends co-hosted the annual Quaker Youth Leadership Conference