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Upper School Writer Program Thrives

To enrich the educational experience of upper school students and celebrate Philadelphia’s vibrant arts and culture, Friends Select School established the upper school Visiting Writer Program in 2019 with support from the John M. Dallam ’49 Endowed Fund. Each year, a distinguished Philadelphia-based writer is invited to engage with students and share their expertise, insight, and literary talent.

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Michael Gary Speaks

Watching and reading the news about boards of education at various levels throughout the United States purposefully censoring books and altering curricula to fit their political ideology, I am grateful to be an educator at Friends Select School.

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Philadelphia Inquirer Highlights Advisory Committee for New Harriet Tubman Statue

Read about Friends Select students who had the privilege to serve on Mayor Kenney’s African American Historic Statue Advisory Committee convened by the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy. Vivien Johnson ’24 and Kate Gunther ’25 participated in the deliberative process to choose an artist who would make a permanent statue of Harriet Tubman to be placed outside of City Hall.

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