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AFS Asian Coalition Partners with VietLead

June 1, 2022

The AFS Asian Coalition partnered with VietLead, a nonprofit organization leading conversations and lessons around issues in healing the trauma of Vietnamese and Southeast Asian communities in Philadelphia. AFS students volunteered at VietLead's Resilient Roots Farm and co-founders of VietLead presented facts and stories from the people they serve to our Upper School.

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Students Break Down the Stigma on Mental Health

June 1, 2022

AFS students take steps everyday to build a sturdy sense of self in themselves and others. The organization of a Mental Health Panel to break the stigma by students and for students is just one example.

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Students Take the Lead to Define and Cultivate Positive School Culture

May 10, 2022

We had faith that with the right planning, guest speaker, and discussions, we could make AFS a more safe and comfortable environment, especially for women and other highly victimized groups including the queer community, women of color, and those with disabilities. - Student Leader Katy

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Abington Friends School Student is Awarded Full Scholarship to Boston College

March 28, 2022

Ajae’Lyn Price '22, 18, a talented student attending Abington Friends School, was recently awarded a full scholarship to Boston College through QuestBridge, a program that connects high-achieving students with some of the nation’s top universities.

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Middle School Production of Antigone Brings a Modern Refresh to an Ancient Tale

March 28, 2022

Playwright Sophocles brought Antigone to the stage in 441 BCE. CJ Miller, Middle School Theater teacher and Antigone director/writer brought the story to life in a modern way for the AFS community.

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Upper School Acting Ensemble Returns from PA Shakespeare Festival With Top Prizes

March 28, 2022

The Upper School Acting Ensemble class attended the annual Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's High School competition on Saturday, March 5 with a team of seven students: Katie Brady-Gold '22, Gabriela Cohen '23, Isaiah Kirkland '22, Oliver Peterson '25, Isabella Plaut '23, Sarah Quirk '23 and Isabella Rey '23. 

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First Mary Lynn Ellis Poetry Program Welcomes Trapeta Mayson to Campus

March 28, 2022

The Mary Lynn Ellis Poetry Program was created to honor a beloved AFS faculty member, Mary Lynn Ellis P’01 P’03, who retired in June 2020. During her time at AFS, Mary Lynn's love of reading, writing, reciting and analyzing poetry has inspired countless students and colleagues to find their inner voice and discover the power of their written words.

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Black Excellence Night Showcases AFS Black Magic — Reflections from BSU Co-clerk Jana McClary ’22

March 28, 2022

After a lot of hard work, our Black Student Union’s annual Black Excellence Night was truly a success!

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Creating a Conscious Community

March 28, 2022

A Conscious Community is one that heightens awareness and expression, provides meaning and purpose, responds to human needs, reflects values and culture, and encourages and supports learning, growth, health, and well-being. 

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Congratulations to AFS’s All-Friends Schools League First Team Honorees

March 7, 2022

Congratulations are in order for four AFS student-athletes who were recently recognized by the coaches in their sport as worthy of All-Friends Schools League First Team and Honorable Mention honors.

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