Six students chosen for 'Student Voices Project'
Six Friends Academy students, including two Middle schoolers and four Upper schoolers, were selected and are included in Friends Journal's 4th Annual Student Voices Project, a publication by the Friends Council on Education.
The essay and book suggestion/review contest drew letters from 290 middle and high school students from 15 schools and educational organizations throughout seven states and two countries. 30 students and their letters were selected as finalists for both the print and online versions of the magazine.
Students were asked to write a letter to the next President of the United States and suggest an agenda for his first year. FA students wrote of hopes, fears and everything in between.
Congratulations to the following students on their submissions:
- Grace Lavin, Grade 9 - The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork (book suggestion)
- Pius Lo, Grade 9 - "We need to put America first, and only then will it become great again" (letter)
- Savannah Mahmud, Grade 7 - "They are all innocent people just trying to have another chance at a better life" (letter)
- Jeanne Rauff, Grade 9 - "The world is constantly changing and progressing but without proper leadership, it will be very easy for our country to stumble" (letter)
- Abigail Regis, Grade 9 - "When I first found out that you won the election to be honest, I felt fear" (letter)
- Nyah Thomas, Grade 7 - "Black people just wanted to be treated equally" (letter)