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Olney Supports Yale Water Quality Study

Dr. Nicole Deziel, assistant professor, and Elise Elliott, doctoral student, both from the Yale Department of Environmental Health Sciences, were in the Barnesville area doing preliminary work on a water quality study they plan to conduct here this summer. Olney hosted them in the Mary Davis guesthouse and they were [...]

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The More Things Change...

The change in curriculum this school year has put considerable emphasis on student leadership. While many teenagers may cringe at the thought, we’ve learned at Olney that responsibility can actually be a really positive thing. So much importance is placed on students exploring their interests, thus we are able to [...]

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The First Step in Growing Lunch

While students build snow forts in front of the main, the Olney farmers are planning what will be on lunch plates next August. Sandy Sterrett and Mark Hibbett have been doing research, making lists, ordering seeds, and scheduling planting for our 350 acre organic farm.

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Student Spotlight: Tae Min Kim

If you visit Olney's website or Facebook frequently, there's a good chance you have seen one of the great art pieces created by senior Tae Min Kim. A native of Incheon, South Korea, Tae Min has spent his entire high school career at Olney Friends School, following in the footsteps of his brother, Taehwan, who [...]

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Creative Decorating on Display During "Room Beautiful"

On Saturday, students in both the boys and girls dorms prepared their living spaces for Olney's annual "Room Beautiful" event. Some opted for elaborate decorative expression while others took a minimalist approach. Several rooms featured complex furniture arrangements and a few had snacks (including a classy cheese [...]

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Protecting our Watershed

     The Farm at Olney Friends School is practicing the Quaker tenet of stewardship by taking care of our water. We have planted cover crops including winter rye, wheat, and Austrian field peas to protect Livezey Lake, which sits at the top of the Captina Creek watershed.

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Sophomore Class Sponsors Wonderful Holiday Party

The entire Olney Friends School community would like to issue a special thanks to our sophomore class, class sponsor Dan Adams, our incredible kitchen staff, and everyone who helped make last night's event so special.

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Olney Students Pay a Visit to Oberlin College

Olney senior Julian Sun skims through a book during his recent trip to Oberlin College.

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