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.
Alumna Clara Wilkinson '11 will present at Community Meeting on Friday May 25th about her work as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia. Clara has been serving with the LIFE project (Linking Income, Food, and Environment) since 2016. She has been working with communities in rural Zambia to implement conservation agriculture techniques, as well as to teach improved household nutrition and to work with people to set up income generating projects.
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.
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.