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Three Friends' Central Seniors Receive National Merit Scholarships
Friends' Central is thrilled to announce that three seniors have been named winners of 2020 National Merit Scholarships. Tristan Szapary was one of approximately 1,000 high school seniors to win a corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship, and Benjamin Lehrer and Jane Whellan were among just 2,500 high school seniors to win a National Merit Scholarship. All three students were named National Merit Finalists earlier this year.
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Girls' Cross Country State and FSL Champs!

Congratulations to the Varsity girls' cross country team for winning their 5th consecutive Friends Schools League title and for winning the PA State Independent School Championships! Friends' Central made history in the league and state championships; at the FSL Champs, FCS senior Lydia Russell winning the girls' race and FCS junior Diego Spielman-Rodriguez winning the boys' race, becoming the first-ever Friends' Central duo to win the league cross country title in the same year, and this was the first State Championship for the cross country team!

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Friends' Central Physics Teacher Attends Summer Global Astronomy Conference in France

In an effort to enhance her teaching of astronomy, last year, Friends’ Central Physics Teacher Debbie Skapik became a member of the Global Hand-on Universe (GHOU), and this past summer, she attended the GHOU Conference in Provence, France, thanks to a Hendrie Stipend, a fund established by an FCS alumnus to help faculty enhance the math and science programs at Friends’ Central.

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