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Eric Lundblade: Marathon Man

Olney Friends School congratulates humanities teacher Eric Lundblade for placing 631st out of nearly 31,000 runners at the 2016 Boston Marathon. Eric finished the race with a time of 2:52:11.

Posted in: Archive, Faculty, Stories


Sam Leath '06 Reflects on Olney Friends School

Sam Leath '06, a member of the Olney Friends School Board of Trustees (pictured above with OFS Business Manager Shelley Rockwell '82) shared this wonderful sentiment during the Board's retreat weekend that will surely resonate with so many who have called this place "home" at one point:

Posted in: Alumni, Archive, Stories


Student Spotlight: Julian Sun

Senior Julian Sun has spent nearly four years becoming an integral part of the Olney Friends School community. Possessing a natural charisma with a diverse set of skills and talents, Julian has embraced his role as a student leader and mentor. For those who know him, it's hard to imagine that Julian's Olney experience [...]

Posted in: Import, Student Spotlights


FarmOut 2016: Saturday, April 23rd

Olney Friends School is welcoming students currently in grades 6-8 to our 350-acre organic campus for Farm Out 2016. Join us for an exciting day of farm and educational workshops highlighted by a delicious farm-to-table feast and poetry slam event that evening.

Posted in: Archive, Featured


Broiler House Construction Project Underway

Rich Sidwell, former head of Olney Friends School, and Don Guindon, Olney farm manager, have been instrumental in the construction of the new broiler house.

Posted in: Farm and Kitchen, Import


Rezwan Choudhury and Family Visit Olney

Rezwan Choudhury '80 and family (wife Saima and son Abdullah) visited campus Tuesday afternoon. They were on their way to visit Purdue University, where Abdullah has been accepted. Rezwan regaled Shelley Rockwell, Anne Marie Taber, Donna Carter and Joe Sullivan with tales of his days at Olney. He is forever grateful [...]

Posted in: Alumni, Archive


Student Spotlight: David Ulin-O'Keefe

Junior David Ulin-O'Keefe has established quite a connection with Friends education. Before coming to Olney as a sophomore in 2014, David attended Arthur Morgan School in Burnsville, North Carolina. During the first semester of this year, David also studied abroad at Monteverde Friends School in Costa Rica. Throughout [...]

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Tradition Meets Tumbling at Gym Ex 2016

On a chilly Friday evening last March, Liarucha Zahnke-Basuki performed in her first Gymnastics Exhibition at Olney Friends School. Toward the end of the event, she stood in the gymnasium doorway, holding back tears as she watched members of the class of 2015 perform their senior skit.

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