First MS Debate Tournament of the Year
On Saturday, the SFS Middle School debate team hosted and competed in the Nation's Capital Debate League. In this first tournament of the year, close to 200 debaters from 12 schools put their best arguments forward. The SFS team fielded 63 contestants, many of whom were first-time debators. Despite the number of rookies, four teams emerged undefeated and earned second, sixth, seventh, and eighth places overall.
In addition, the entire SFS team received the first-place trophy for total number of wins and the second-place trophy for highest percentage of wins. It was an exhausting but very satisfactory day! Congratulations to all who participated.
—Burt Nadler, debate coach and Social Studies Department head
The Sidwell Friends senior took home the title—and a lot more.
A student-proposed, hands-on class examines an imperfect science—and how it impacts the legal system.
The student performers of the Upper School Dance Ensemble performed on February 6 for their family, friends, and classmates. We are proud of their talent, dedication, and the community that supports them.
The Upper School EJC Day on January 31 featured keynote speaker Natalie Randolph '98, director of Equity Justice, and Community. The day featured wellness activities to promote mental health and student-led workshops to explore identity.
Lions are not typically vegetarians. With one notable exception: the lion that performed in front of the Sidwell Friends community during the Lunar New Year celebration on January 26. To help kick off the Year of the Rat, that lion enjoyed a hearty vegan meal.