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Maryland Has the Best High Schools in the Country, Says U.S. News and World Report

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Eastern_Tech_SignTaken as a group, Maryland’s high schools came out on top in a new study performed by the frequent school-rankers at U.S. News and World Report.

Friends School Robotics Team Heads to State Championships

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Willem Beeson, Ryan Frank, Michael Latman, Ginno Geocadin, Santiago Loane, Noah Todd and Augie Calabresi.
Left to right: Willem Beeson, Ryan Frank, Michael Latman, Ginno Geocadin, Santiago Loane, Noah Todd and Augie Calabresi.

What happens when you give a handful of teenage boys liberal access to a stuffy basement room in a school library? I found out one recent Friday afternoon.

Friends School students had the day off for teachers’ meetings but, at 3:30pm, four Friends Upper School students greeted me in their “work room.” You guessed it: a stuffy basement room in the Upper School Library. A quick sweep of the place—carelessly strewn half-empty pizza boxes, ruffled hair, and even some bare feet—told me these guys were serious about their work. They’d been allowed to occupy the space for six hours, starting at 10:00am, but they looked like they were just getting warmed up. The project at hand? Tweaking Phyllis.

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