The 2021 Best In Show winner is Ha-Eun Choi, Grade 12, Friends’ Central School, whose teacher is Mr. David Talone. Her exquisite painting depicts the tragic plunge of Icarus into the sea, the consequence of not heeding the advice of his father Daedalus, the architect of the labyrinth in Minoan Crete.
We are excited to share that Mike Cook ’02 will take the helm of the basketball program.
In April, FCS senior Sophia David was featured in Science News for Students for her research in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania on how humans trace patterns of stars in the night sky.
Michelle Crowley, Director of Athletics and Wellness at Friends' Central School, has been nominated by colleagues and affirmed by the PAISAA Board as Vice President of Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PAISAA) for 2021-2022. She will serve a two year term after which she will move into the position of President in 2023.
Erica Snowden, Director of Equity and Multicultural Education at Friends' Central, has contributed to a new book to help white teachers understand, respect, and connect to the Beautiful Brilliant Black Girls in their classrooms and communities.
"When I first decided to compete in the Fifth Annual HOK Futures Design Challenge as an Interior Architecture & Design graduate student at Drexel University this winter ... [I did not expect] that I would be reminded of important lessons I learned years ago as a student at Friends’ Central School."
Friends’ Central Lower School brings the marvels of technology and nature together to keep the world connected. At the Lower School, nature and technology are viewed as interdependent rather than in opposition.
Friends’ Central grade 10 students received a visit from Holocaust survivor Michael Herskovitz on February 16. The event was made possible by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, who host Holocaust Education Programs.
"Friends Central School just landed a whopping $250,000 grant to launch a project called 'Healthy Relationships and Consent Education.' ... Vernacchio actually has much bigger goals for the multiyear program that will unfold at Friends and, he hopes, expand to other schools one day, including higher ed."