With their 10-7 win over #1 Caravel Academy last night, the Quaker football team won their first State Championship since 1984!
The Quakers got on the board during their first drive of the game, covering 86 yards on 11 plays. Robby Tattersall ’23 completed five passes on the drive, the final pass to Ish Dobson ’23 for a four-yard score. After forcing the Buccaneers to punt on their next possession, the Quakers offense got right back to work as they advanced the ball down the field to the Caravel 11-yard line on 18 plays. Unable to convert on a third-down, Alessio Cristanetti-Walker ’23 came on and buried a 29-yard field goal to give the Quakers a 10-0 lead.
The lead would remain 10-0 until midway through the fourth quarter when Caravel scored on a six-yard run to cut the lead to 10-7 with 6:46 left to play. After a couple of first downs on their next possession, the Quakers offense stalled and Ro. Tattersall punted the ball down to the Caravel seven-yard line with 2:28 left on the clock.
Two plays later, with 1:49 left on the clock, Andrew McKenzie ’24 intercepted Caravel’s final pass from his safety position to seal the game for the Quakers as they earned their second State Championship in school history!
Ro. Tattersall ’23 accounted for 232 total yards and one touchdown to lead the Quakers on offense. Dobson did a little bit of everything for WFS as he caught the lone touchdown, recorded a team-high eight tackles, and recovered one fumble. Jason Hughes ’24 had a team-high 45 receiving yards on three catches while Jaden Willie ’23 added 27 yards on four catches. Hudson Zawadzkas ’23 recorded the lone sack of the evening while Colin Harron ’23 (seven tackles), Tyler Maheshwari ’24 (six tackles), and Phil Crock ’23 (five tackles) consistently made plays at the line of scrimmage all night for WFS.
Beth McClelland Lutostansky '88 recently presented to a packed house of upper schoolers––including those in the Environmental Science class and the STEMinist Club––on her career in the energy industry.
Reverend Karla Fleshman and her colleague, Finn, presented to seventh graders a long-awaited and much-requested workshop on gender identity, gender expression, and creating “affirming and safer space for LGBTQIA+ students.”
The upper school World Affairs Club welcomed New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer '90, who spoke to students about the role of the state/county legislature, with a focus on the HOPE Center in Wilmington, whose mission is to house and support individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and the GreeNCC initiative, a county-wide program aimed at improving the environment and enhancing the quality of life in New Castle County.
International Baccalaureate art majors and higher level visual arts students traveled to Washington, D.C. to view artwork at the Hirshhorn Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the National Museum of African Art, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the National Museum of Asian Art.
Happy Panda Day is such a great send off to Spring Break--lower school students met with Ivy the therapy dog, made friendship bracelets, hunted for leprechauns, and practiced yoga, all in the comfort of their pajamas!
Thank you to all who came out and supported the Home & School Used Book Sale! Over 55 volunteers - adults and students alike - moved, sorted, and sold books, games, CDs and DVDs, and had a great time in the process. Shoppers found new books to add to their libraries, with one staff member saying it was her favorite day of the year!