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A Teach-in to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the Friday before Martin Luther King Day, J. Jondhi Harrell, Executive Director of The Center for Returning Citizens, spoke with middle and upper school students in the Race Street Meetinghouse. Harrell delivered the keynote address for Friends Select’s first-ever Martin Luther King Teach-in, which upper school students arranged to honor King’s legacy of activism and leadership in the civil rights movement.

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Our Town, Our Community

Our Town, Our Community chronicles the making of Our Town, which was performed in the newly renovated Blauvelt Theatre in November 2018. Though it was an upper school production, Our Town featured participation from across the Friends Select community; upper, middle, and lower school students participated and performed, along with members of the faculty and staff. In addition, alumnus Noah Herman '02 returned to Friends Select to direct the play, and was assisted by alumna Mya Flood ‘14. The making-of documentary was created by Friends Select upper school filmmaking students.


A Place for Equity and Inclusion

When I opened my office door on August 1 the room was completely empty. Completely. I knew it wouldn’t take long for that to change because all of my stuff was on its way from the suburbs, but I took a moment to look around and imagined how I would set things up and just what I could do with this wonderful piece of real estate in our cozy building. 

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Alumni Stories

Andrea Kremer '76

Andrea Kremer is one of the most accomplished and widely respected sports journalists in the industry. She was named one of the 10 greatest female sportscasters of all time and among the best of all sportscasters. She is also a two-time Emmy award winner. 

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Evan McDougall '00

After graduating from Goucher College with a BA in theatre and minoring in art, Evan McDougall , has been working in the Baltimore/ Washington D.C. theatre scene as a carpenter, welder, and machinist. He has led and helped crews realize designers’ visions for 5 or 6 shows each season at Imagination Stage and more currently as the Resident Carpenter at Everyman Theatre. He remains grateful to FSS for his early exposure to the arts that has led him down this path in life.

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John Chin '83

John Chin ’83 is the executive director of Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC), a non-profit committed to the preservation and growth of Chinatown. Chinatown has always been a special place for Chin. He recalls that at his interview for the position in 2000, he said, “I want Philadelphia to know that Chinatown is a gem.” 

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