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Rosie Reilly ’07: Planting Rare Seeds for a Biodiverse Future


Chaotic. Organized. Rewarding. Humbling. That’s how Rosie Reilly describes life working as a sous chef at Mission Taqueria in Center City and as a volunteer at Roughwood Seed Collection, a nonprofit heirloom seed farm in Devon, PA. Although she often worked 65-70 hours a week at the restaurant cooking Mexican fare, Rosie’s passion for the… Read More

October 21, 2016

Billy Martin ’06 Named Head Sailing Coach at George Washington University


George Washington University Director of Athletics Patrick Nero recently announced that Billy Martin ’06, who had successfully guided the University of Pennsylvania sailing program for the past two-plus seasons, was named the head sailing coach at GW. “The George Washington University Sailing Team has seen massive expansion, growth, and success the past few years,” said… Read More

October 20, 2016

Girls’ Tennis Captures NJSIAA South Jersey Crown


Yesterday the Moorestown Friends School Girls’ Tennis team captured the NJSIAA Non-Public B South championship with a 3-2 win over Ranney School. They advance to the Non-Public B state championship match vs. Newark Academy tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Mercer County Park. It is the seventh South Jersey sectional championship for the program and first… Read More

October 19, 2016

Songwriting Students Enjoy Visit from Pop Recording Artists


On October 6, pop recording artists Johnny Costa and Bruce Wiegner of the band The Weekend Riot (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) visited Moorestown Friends School Arts Department Chair Brian Howard’s Songwriting class for a conversation about the music industry, the evolution of the band’s songwriting process, and their advice for aspiring musical artists. Both members of… Read More

October 14, 2016

Nick Tursi ’17 To Travel To China For International Chinese Proficiency Competition


By Sujin Kim ’18, Marketing and Communications Student Intern Senior Nick Tursi will compete in the 9th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Students in Kunming, China from October 14-31. He will be one of only four American students competing. MFS Mandarin Teacher Li Li will accompany Nick. Nick’s trip to China… Read More

October 13, 2016

Duran Searles ’99 and former Annual Fund Director Kristy Searles Give Life to Repurposed Furniture


Duran Searles ’99 and his wife, former Annual Fund Director Kristy Searles, were recently featured on In the story, they detailed the philosophy of their business, Painted Karma, in which the couple restores and recycles furniture and household items, as well as custom-designing many of their own pieces. Below is the article that was… Read More

October 10, 2016

New Faculty Spotlight: John Winter, US Science


John Winter joins the MFS faculty this year, teaching 9th grade biology, 10th grade chemistry, and Physics I Honors. He is also serving as the Assistant Science and Engineering Department Chair and assisting with the Robotics team. John holds a B.A. with concentrations in chemistry and biology from Earlham College a well as a M.Ed…. Read More

October 7, 2016

New Faculty Spotlight: Nathan Wadley, MS/US Choral Director


After growing up in the Midwest, Nathan Wadley was recruited by the American Boychoir School in Princeton, NJ during his pre-teen years. This launched him on a career path focused on the vocal arts, an avocation that has permitted him to perform in many parts of the world. Most recently, Nathan has been teaching music… Read More

October 7, 2016

Announcing The Mel and Diane Baiada Field House


Photo: Head of School Larry Van Meter, Mel Baiada, Diane Baiada, and School Committee Clerk Nick Smith On September 23 at a special gathering with trustees and the school’s administrative council, the Field House was renamed The Mel and Diane Baiada Field House in thanks and recognition for the $3 million challenge match that Mel… Read More

October 4, 2016

Student Studies in Moscow as an Ambassador of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth Scholarship


This summer John Barton ’17 participated in a competitive six-week immersion program in Moscow, Russia. John was one of 14 American high school students who were named ambassadors and finalists in the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Russian Language & Culture Program, a U.S. Department of State full scholarship program in collaboration with… Read More

October 4, 2016

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