Sidwell Friends

April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Sidwell Friends Fifth-Grader Dies in Sri Lanka Bombings

A fifth-grade student who attended Sidwell Friends School was killed in the Sri Lanka bombings on Sunday, according to school officials. WJLA was first to publish the letter Mamadou Guèye, principal of Sidwell Friends’ upper school, emailed home to middle school parents. In the email, Guèye confirmed Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa died in the Easter […]

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March 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

During Assembly, Sidwell Friends Students Project Swastikas, Racial Slurs

It has seemingly become commonplace. Yet another instance of racism and antisemitism occurred at Sidwell Friends High School in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. During a large assembly meeting, the school played a game of Kahoot. Kahoot is an educational trivia game where questions and prompts are projected on a large screen; students can choose a username […]

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February 20, 2014 | Staff Writer

Gavin Springer Wins 200-Yard Freestyle at Metros (Video)

Sidwell Friends swimmer Gavin Springer won the 200-yard freestyle on Feb. 8 at the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming Championship, held at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center.  Springer swam the event in 1:38.29 minutes, setting a new Metros record. Related:

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