The Last Word
Middle School debaters made the case for excellence at the Regional Championships.
The Middle School debate team can’t be stopped! On Saturday, May 6, nine debaters traveled to the Regional Championship in Freehold, New Jersey, to compete with the best teams on the East Coast. The championship put a total of 264 debaters to the test. Students competed in 88 teams of three debaters each.
Though the day was long and competitive, with five rounds in total, Sidwell Friends fared well. Despite the large number of challengers, Emily F. ’21, Sofia F. ’21, and Eva Y. P. ’21 came in fifth overall, with a 4-1 record. Imani T. ’21, Leyla Ü. ’21, and Karenna W. ’21 were 3-2 in the tournament, as were Cyrus B. ’22, Seth B. ’22, and Dylan P. ’22. In speaker points, Eva nabbed the trophy for sixth place overall, while Emily and Cyrus captured 13th and 14th, respectively. Congratulations to all our debaters!
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.