“I learned many things during my time at WFS, but the two that stand out the most for me now are the importance of critical thinking and personal connections."
Critical thinking was essential throughout college and continues to help as I run Culver Family Farms. Moreover, personal connections are important throughout life. Many of my friends today are the friends I made in high school or even earlier. The farm has also relied on the support of friends and family that came from Friends… To the Class of 2022, do not stop challenging yourself to grow, learn, and be better.”
Nicholas Culver ’12 graduated from Cornell University in 2016 with his degree in Agricultural Sciences. While at Cornell, Nicholas was a member of the Alpha Zeta Fraternity, a coed honors fraternity that focused on agriculture and the life sciences. He also served as an AgSci Ambassador, helping advise and guide students who majored in Agricultural Sciences. A proud member of the Dean’s list, Nicholas worked in agricultural research with Cornell University and Syngenta.
Nicholas, who has been farming since 2006, officially took over Culver Family Farms upon his graduation from Cornell. A small family farm that is focused on growing and sourcing the best local produce and products for their customers, Nicholas loves his work because, “I get a deep satisfaction and pride from building something. I plant the seeds, care for them, then harvest the final product and send it on. Moreover, food is a deeply personal thing as people care greatly about their food and where it comes from. When someone is as excited about the food you’ve grown or made as you are, it’s truly an indescribable feeling as it takes extreme dedication and countless hours of work.”
Congrats Nicholas, we’re so proud of you! And congratulations on your recent marriage to Sarah Newbold '12!
In the latest episode of our Quaker Matters podcast, WFS Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Melissa Brown talks about the financial aid process, building relationships with families during this process, and how it yields families access.
Upper school Spanish teacher Jorge Pardo recently visited with fifth graders to share about his native Puerto Rico and Cuban heritage during a super-engaging and informative visit. The students practiced their Spanish and learned a lot!