Kayla Holland '13

"FCS's recognizing and embracing that everyone learns differently was important to me and made me a more confident student."

The kids at FCS were the most important to me--in my class and the kids who graduated in the class ahead of mine. FCS looks more diverse to me now, and there are lockers and a stage.
 I also think that FCS's recognizing that everyone learns differently and embracing that was important to me and made me a more confident student.
 
The thing I'm most excited about now is college!
 
Teacher Melanie Cobb most influenced me; she is comfortable with herself, smart, confident, and a good role model.
 
I'm concerned about the next four years, how racist people can be and how comfortable they are being that way.
 
My mom has been a big influence on me; she pushes me to do everything and to stay focused.
 
When I'm not in school, I'm still at school because I'm in a play or a musical, or in the music room practicing my piano.
 
I would tell me 12-year-old self that black is beautiful! And try to be yourself rather than trying to be like others around you.  
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Located in College Park, MD, Friends Community School is a progressive Quaker K-8 day school, founded on the belief that every child is a valued member of our community. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, integrity, community, environmental stewardship, simplicity and peaceful conflict resolution, rooted in our Quaker heritage.
Friends Community School
5901 Westchester Park Drive
College Park, Maryland 20740
301-441-2100