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Olney Students Place 1st in Regional Art Show

Two Olney Friends School students won first place in Oglebay Institute's Stifel Fine Art's Center's 30th Regional Student Art Show. Rowan Everet, senior, won first place in the photography category for her piece titled, "Girl Behind the Fig Tree". Sara Hirayama, senior, won first place in the painting category for her [...]

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2016 Olney Farm Report

This year’s Olney Farm Report boasts a change in management, new construction, renovations, annual events, and an organic certification, as well as a bounty full of harvested vegetables and grains. There are also changes and increases to the animal farm. We have much to celebrate, the first of which is the approval [...]

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Olney Visits Barnesville Village Council Meeting

Standing strong in our Quaker tradition of stewardship, Olney Friends School answered a call to action to protect our drinking water supply. Twenty-five students and faculty attended the Barnesville Village Council meeting on Monday, November 28 to urge Council to include the following statement in the area Source [...]

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Class of 2020 Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

9th graders Christian Ufitikirezi, Marisa Becerra, Ren Fultz, Chloe Mankin and Abbi Kellar hosted a wonderful dining in the OFS Dining Room on Thursday night.

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Olney Alumni Honored at The White House

One of Olney Friends School's many historically distinguishing characteristics is its relatively small class sizes. Despite graduating twenty or fewer students per year in recent decades, Olney boasts an alumni network comprised of many incredible people who are doing equally incredible work in countless fields across [...]

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Generations Return for OFS Homecoming 2016

Each year, dozens of alumni, parents, and friends of the school return to Olney for our annual Homecoming event. This year, we welcomed familiar folks back for a weekend filled with food, fun, farm activities, and unforgettable festivities.

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Students Learn to Bake in Survival Endeavor

In recent years, one of the more popular electives at Olney Friends School has been a wilderness survival Endeavor that places students in a hypothetical post-apocalyptic world where they are forced to forage for themselves without the luxuries and conveniences that have stifled the self-sufficiency of recent [...]

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Olney Attends Climate Change Solutions Event

Olney Friends School was honored at the Climate Change Solutions event located at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland.  There were over one hundred guests in attendance, including state officials, the state director for Senator Sherrod Brown, and an expert panel. The Ohio Environmental Council’s Executive [...]

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