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Seniors Host Graddy Fair 2016

On Sunday night, seniors participated in Olney's annual "Graddy Fair." In coordination with their graddy essays, students are required to give presentations on a topic of their choosing. This year's fair featured the following presentations:

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Farm Out 2016: Organic Farming Fun at its Finest

On Saturday, April 23rd, Olney Friends School welcomed nearly a dozen middle school students to campus for our annual Farm Out event. Visitors began the day with a poetry workshop held by humanities teacher Roger Reynolds. Spanish teacher Connie Collins then led a map-based scavenger hunt. The group made its way down [...]

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Olney Attends Ecofest at Oglebay Institute

Micah Brownstein and a group of Olney students are at the Oglebay Institute in Wheeling, WV today for ‪#‎Ecofest‬, sharing the story of our commitment to environmental education and sustainability.

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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 [...]

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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.

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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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Olney Hosts Environmental Advocacy Groups

Featured: Jill Hunkler (CBAR, Olney Ambassador); Lauren Miller (OEC); Laura Burns (Moms Clean Air Force); Sharon Wilson (FLIR camera operator, Earthworks);  Nadia Steinzer (Earthworks); Laura Arenschield (Envrionmental Reporter for the Columbus Dispatch). Photo credit: John Morgan

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