Athletics are an important part of my life throughout the year. I’m on my school’s Cross Country and Squash teams, and I’ve taken up Crew during the Summer in a private program. In addition to these, I enjoy the treadmill and walking outdoors as often as I can!
At Friends Seminary, competitive spirit and Quakerism are mutually reinforced when kept in the perspective of integrity and team effort. Students are encouraged to pursue personal goals through cooperative effort and in pursuit of a common objective. We try to teach them that improving oneself is the most important goal one can set and that teachers, mentors and peers can all be a source of strength and knowledge. Sport is a microcosm of life, and the lessons of cooperation, discipline, responsibility and sportsmanship are lessons of life as well as of athletics.