Ellie Anderson '14 spent yesterday with a national celebrity - Punxsutawney Phil - who predicted six more weeks of winter on Groundhog Day 2022.
Ellie covered the event for her position at Hello Tierney, a marketing and advertising company in Philadelphia, where she focuses on social and digital media for a variety of clients including the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, visitPA, Donate Life PA, and Gift of Life Donor Program.
Ellie says while at WFS she was able to find life-long friends (who she is still close to) and discover her passions. "In high school, I was able to take advantage of extracurricular activities that helped me discover what I like versus what I don’t like, which paved the way for my college career and beyond." She participated in the B+ Danceathon, Best Buddies, and was on the volleyball and swimming teams all through high school.
Ellie graduated from Elon University with a degree in Communication Design and participated in many activities while there, including Alpha Xi Delta (Theta Nu chapter), SPARKS (a health education organization), and the ElonThon Dance Marathon.
Advice for WFS seniors? "Don't be scared to pursue something out of your comfort zone! You never know what you like until you try it."
Temilola Lufadeju '25, Maddie Miller '24, and Isaiah Turman '24 traveled to San Antonio last week to attend the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools.
A beloved holiday tradition at WFS is our sixth grade pie bake for Wilmington's Sunday Breakfast Mission. Students lovingly peel, slice, prepare, box, and finally deliver more than 30 apple pies for those in our greater community.
On Monday, seventh graders and faculty members traveled to Washington, D.C. where they had a busy day visiting the National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism, the United States Holocaust Museum, the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
The Quaker Cares Committee celebrated gratitude last week by having students, faculty, and staff fill out a turkey feather with what they were most grateful for. They also handed out sensory stickers for students' computers to share their own gratitude!
Congratulations to Dr. Peter Townsend '75, who received the Delaware Athletic Trainer’s Association’s AT Ally award! Dr. Townsend played under Coach Tattersall as a student and has been the WFS football team's doctor for more than 30 years.
Students in the upper school Quakerism & Thee course took a field trip to local Quaker meetinghouses. At Wilmington Monthly Meeting at 4th & West, they were welcomed by member and WFS trustee Darcy Rademaker who gave them some history and information. The students then visited and toured Centre Meeting.
The Special Olympics Club and Quaker volleyball teams, led by Jocelyn Nathan '23, hosted bake sales and an awareness match to raise funds for Special Olympics - Delaware. All told, they raised over $740 for the day!
The WFS garden is still in bloom! This fall, sixth graders have been hard at work harvesting the fall crop, including cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, bell and jalapeño peppers, squash, and cantaloupe, as well as helping put the final touches on the new WFS greenhouse.