It was a delightful evening in more ways than one as members of the Parents of Black Students, Asian Students, and Latino Students groups gathered for a banquet to celebrate 61 graduates of color on the last day of May. More than 120 people joined in with Head of School Bryan Garman, US Principal Mamadou Guèye, Director of Equity, Justice, and Community Philip McAdoo, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Frankie Brown, US Dean of Students Michael Woods, and affinity group advisors Hayes Davis, Jackie Morillas, and Dominic Lee. All enjoyed a special banquet prepared by Meriwether Godsey kitchen staff.
After welcoming remarks by Bryan and Mamadou, and a poem read by Hayes, families responded to a survey on the strengths of Sidwell Friends, which also solicited suggestions on how their SFS experience might be improved and their support in the School community increased. The seniors shared a moving series of reflections about their experiences at the School.
A fitting ending to a celebration marked by good feeling, cake, and hugs saw the release of 61 multicolor balloons, representing each of the graduates. But more than that, the gesture signified how the School looks forward to welcoming new students of color who will enrich the SFS community in years to come.
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.