Founded in 1796, Oakwood Friends School is New York State's oldest co-educational boarding and day school. It is an independent, college preparatory school serving grades 6-12.
On Sunday May 20th Oakwood will host an Intergenerational Conference on Gender Equality from 9 am to noon. This event, which has been coordinated by the school's Human Rights Interns, is cosponsored by: The FDR Library, Eleanor Rossevelt Center at Valkill, Dutchess County Comission on Human Rights, the United Nations Association of the Mid-Hudson Valley, as well as Oakwood's Gay Straight Alliance and Poughkeepsie Day School's Gender Studies Club.
On Friday May 18th ceramicist Jonathan Kaplan, class of 1968, will present the annual Arts Lecture, "So I asked Myself………How Did I Get Here?" on the occasion of his 50th reunion. This event is the 5th Annual Arts Presentation launched and supported by Jonathan Talbot ’57 who initiated the program with his presentation, “Collage: Medium & Metaphor." The following year, Molly Lynn Watt ’56 presented “On the Wings of Song – a Journey into the Civil Rights Era”, followed in 2016 by Lakota performer, storyteller and activist Tiokasin Ghosthorse who visited campus for a 3 day celebration of Lakota Culture. Last year's presentation was by Professor John Willis of Marlboro College, a documentary photographer.
Before coming to Oakwood, I would have never considered myself much of an athlete, let alone finding such a passion for running. My first experience habitually running was during running club the spring term of my freshman year. From this experience, I decided to give cross country a chance. Now as a senior, this is my third year running cross country.