Friends School of Baltimore's Student News * Founded 1938

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Friends School of Baltimore's Student News * Founded 1938

The Quaker Quill

Friends School of Baltimore's Student News * Founded 1938

The Quaker Quill

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Award-winning novelist Jenny Offill visits the 10th grade English class of Rob Traviesso - her own former student.
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Senior Maeve Reichert, head of the literary magazine Mock Turtle, talks to potential 9th grade recruits during the 2023 clubs fair.
Highlights From Upper School Clubs Fair [Brief]
Dozens of clubs showed their stuff and courted new members at the high-energy, candy-fueled gathering on the quad.
Seniors line up in the heat to have their final yearbook photos taken.
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Highlights From Upper School Clubs Fair [Brief]

Dozens of clubs showed their stuff and courted new members at the high-energy, candy-fueled gathering on the quad.
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Senior Maeve Reichert, head of the literary magazine Mock Turtle, talks to potential 9th grade recruits during the 2023 clubs fair.

On Wednesday, September 13th, the Friends Upper School held its annual Clubs Fair. On the first Community Day of the school year, students used all three club blocks to set up decorated booths in the quad. These showcased a multitude of clubs, focused on everything from origami to astronomy to personal identity.

One prominent club at the fair was Quaker Nation. Run by seniors Kylie Ingerman, Katherine Monk, Samantha Wilkins, and Keller Handwerk, and junior Ejaz Murad Ibrahim, the club highlights and promotes Friends’ athletics. It also organizes events such as Friday night games, Scarlet and Grey Day, and the fall Pep Rally. During the fair, club heads used a megaphone – and candy – to draw people to their booth, and quickly filled their sign-up sheet. 

Another popular booth was the One Love club, run by seniors Keeley Carter and Gabby Burns. One Love spreads awareness about what healthy relationships should look like – and how to spot the signs of an abusive one. Yeardley Love, the girl the club is named after, was a Notre Dame Preparatory alumna who was murdered by her troubled ex-boyfriend. During the fair, club heads gave out stickers, pop sockets, and candy to students who came to check out One Love. 

The candy-filled Clubs Fair brought lots of energy and excitement to the Upper School, and was a great way to kick off the 2023-24 school year.

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Laya Bubshait, Contributor
Laya Bubshait ‘25 is a writer for The Quaker Quill. She has been at Friends School for 13 years, and is involved in field hockey, softball, Quaker Nation, and the Asian Students Union. 
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Alexandra, class of ‘25, loves to play field hockey. She enjoys writing in her journal and spending time with friends and family.
Alana Finn, Contributor
Alana, class of ‘25, is a journalism student who plays field hockey and badminton.
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