Alexandra Ackerman (2010)
Alex graduated this past spring from the Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts in NYC. In addition to receiving numerous academic awards, she was awarded a Google Opportunity Fund Fellowship for Women.
Alex was most recently featured in a Wall Street Journal Accelerator article entitled "Alexandra Ackerman: Scholarships for Women in Tech Are an Important Stepping Stone." Alex is a strong proponent of women in tech. Her main interest is journalism and digital storytelling.
Ryan Cleland (2011)
Ryan spent the past summer as an IRES (International Research Experience for Students) fellow, studying and gathering data on the red-backed fairy wren in Australia's tropical savannah.
Ryan is currently a senior at the College of William and Mary, majoring in Biology. He has always loved animals and been fascinated with birds in particular.
john dronzek (2010)
While at Friends School, John was a National Merit Scholar. He will graduate in May, 2014 from Connecticut College with a BS in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology. He was awarded the College’s highest academic honor, the Winthrop Scholar and achieved early admission to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society in February, 2014. He has done research with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. John says that Friends School’s small class sizes which encouraged participation were good preparation for his college classes.
Keenan whitt linsly (2008)
Keenan recently graduated from Aarhus University in Denmark with a degree in Economics and Business Administration and is now on the way to completing a graduate program in International Economic Consulting. Throughout his studies, Keenan has worked on long term IT projects with more than a dozen companies on four continents involving logistics, eCommerce and mobile app development. Keenan attended Friends School for 13 years and says he thoroughly appreciated every moment!
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Welcome back to Friends School!
Friends School started with a small group of students and dedicated adults in 1955. Meeting at the old 4H camp at the North End of Virginia Beach and holding classes in the beautiful sand dunes, a learning community began that continues to this day.
You have made us the school we are today and we value you and what you have brought to the community. We hope you will be a part of our present and future.
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