Alumni Interviews

Basira - Class of 2017

Published Sunday, October 18, 2020

I always have the feeling that we are all equal. Equality at Oakwood is very important. It is such a special place for me, and has allowed me to prosper and flourish in so many ways.



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Bianca - Class of 2017

Published Sunday, October 18, 2020

"It's hard to imagine who I'd be if I didn't attend Oakwood. Perhaps I'd be obsessed with finding the materialistic value in everything I encountered, instead of appreciating its spiritual essence. Or, I wouldn't be civically engaged, and accept being unaware to the dynamic world I live in. 



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Lisandro - 5 day boarder - Class of 2017

Published Sunday, October 18, 2020

The thing that I liked best about Oakwood was the student teacher relationship. You can go to your teachers anytime for help and they will be there for you. I wasn't confident in my studies at all in middle school but Oakwood taught me to become more confident in my studies and not to be shy of asking teachers for help. 



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Mimi - day student- Class of 2017

Published Sunday, October 18, 2020

After seven years of being in this community I felt like I witnessed so much change, development and growth. I graduated knowing that I will be forever tied to this small but powerful community. 



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Nai'lah Taariq, Class of 2017

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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.



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Interview with Juan Williams - Class of 1972

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Distinguished Alumnus Juan Williams ’72 visited campus on May 2nd to present the annual Dash Davis Gleiter Lecture on Social Justice: “My High School Eyes on the Prize.” Juan spent a full day at Oakwood, touring the campus and visiting with faculty and students.



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Alexandria Weinraub, Class of 2017

Published Monday, October 15, 2018

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.



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Dylan Bimka-Wintrob, Class of 2017

Published Monday, November 13, 2017

Photography has always been a passion of mine. I would say that my father got me into photography - he always used to let me use his camera when I was younger.



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