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.
Growing at Oakwood
Early this February I walked into our Meeting Room for morning Collection filled with anticipation, excitement and a little anxiety. With the seventh-grade class as my guide, I focused on the experience at hand… my day as a middle schooler. The last time I was in this position the Carter and Reagan administrations were in transition and the Trapper Keeper was an organizational must. As our Middle School Director texted a photograph of the daily schedule to my iPhone, I quickly realized many aspects of the middle school experience have changed over the last forty years.
Since tenth grade, I have participated in a competition called Ethics Bowl. Every year high school students gather in teams in New York City to talk about ethical dilemmas and give their opinions on how these dilemmas should be resolved. These dilemmas ask questions such as, is it right for you read your sister’s journal? Or is it ethical for China to have a social credit system?
I've been involved with Oakwood Model UN for a total of three years, and have attended five conferences. I joined because I'm very interested in global affairs and working with others to try and resolve problems that seem to be bigger than myself.