Great Kids Going Places

Samantha Bastien

Hometown: Hainesport

Activities/Honors: Alice Paul Institute Girls Leadership Council Board of Directors Chair and Unity Chair; Model UN, Girl Up Club Vice President, Gender Equality Forum Clerk, Girls Learn International's (GLI) UN Commission on the Status of Women 63 Delegate, Varsity Field Hockey; Varsity Fencing - Captain; Student Diversity Leadership Conference; Diversity Committee

Memorable Academic Project: Senior Project studying redesign of MFS in post COVID-19 learning environment

College: Syracuse University

Career Interest: Software Engineering,
App Design, or Law

“In this community, we value the differences that individuals bring to the table and use them to help us grow into better people.”

Joaquin Estevez

Hometown: Camden

Activities/Honors: National Hispanic Scholar; National Spanish Honor Society; QuestBridge College Prep Scholar; Third Place in Drexel Rising Starters competition; Student Government; Personal sneaker resale business; Model UN; Peer Leader, Engineering Internship in Dominican Republic

Memorable Academic Project: Capstone project taking a course at Fashion Institute of Technology to help build sneaker resale business and learn more about the industry

College: Yale University

Career Interest: Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering

“At MFS, people of many different backgrounds combine their interests and grow together.”

Bella Runyan

Hometown: Moorestown

Activities/Honors: Varsity Basketball (4x MVP/2x Captain), Soccer (2x MVP and Captain), and Lacrosse (MVP and 2x Captain); Basketball: Letter of Intent to Play at Villanova; All-SJ (2x), Burlington County Times, and SJSW 2020 Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year; Most Steals and Assists in School History; Second Leading Scorer in School History; Yearbook Editor-in-Chief; Lower School Teacher’s Aide; Peer Leader

Memorable Academic Project: Anatomy class group project constructing a human skeleton

College: Villanova University

Career Interest: Nursing

“MFS is not only there to help you during your time as a student, but for the rest of your life.” 

Miles Oglesby

Hometown: Palmyra

Activities/Honors: Actor in School Theater Productions; A Cappella Choir; Drama Club; Student Government - 11th Grade Class President; Varsity Boys Fencing and Lacrosse; JV Boys Soccer - Captain; Model UN - award winner at multiple conferences; Wordsworth student media -
Garden State Scholastic Press Association Award for Breaking News; Aerospace Club President and Founder; Peer Leader

Memorable Academic Project: Senior Project working with a partner to use concepts of electricity and magnetism to theoretically launch space equipment from the Moon to the Earth without conventional fuels

College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Career Interest: Aerospace Engineering
“I was able to try anything I wanted to at MFS.”

Hannah Jin

Hometown: Cherry Hill

Activities/Honors: National Merit Commended Scholar, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Contest in Poetry, NJ Region - Gold Key Winner; Governor’s School in the Sciences; National French Honor Society; First Place in Rutgers Oncology Olympiad; Perfect Score in Math League Contest; Admissions Ambassador; Volunteer MATHCOUNTS Coach; Choir - Choral Music Award winner; Math Club Founder and President; Golf

Memorable Academic Project: Capstone Project: year-long scientific study of the immediate cognitive impact of sports exercise in a school setting.

College: University of Pennsylvania

Career Interests: Neuroscience, public health, and statistics
“MFS is an incredibly warm community that provides students the support that they need to step outside their comfort zone.”

Josh Strauss

Hometown: Cherry Hill

Activities/Honors: Student Government Officer; Model UN - Secretary-General, Consumer Bowl County Championship Team - Captain; Varsity Fencing and Tennis; DECA Club, Investment Club

Memorable Academic Project: Cuba Intensive Learning Trip - “Seeing the history and culture of Cuba brought to life things I was learning in Spanish class.”

College: University of Michigan

Career Interest: Media - Program and Content Acquisition
“MFS helps students consider how questions discussed in the classroom apply to life, encouraging students to think deeply about the impact of their words and actions.”

Bailey Butterworth

Hometown: Moorestown

Activities/Honors: Class of 2020 Commencement Speaker; Gender Equality Forum Clerk; Diversity Committee Co-Clerk; National Chinese Honor Society; Varsity Fencing - Captain of NJSIAA District 5 Champion Sabre Team; Varsity Tennis; Consumer Bowl - County Championship Team - Captain; Stage Manager; Peer Leader; Moorestown Friends Monthly Meeting First Day Teacher

Memorable Academic Project: Capstone project conducting original research and designing sexuality education curricula

College: Smith College

Career Interests: Civil and Environmental Engineering
“I was lucky to attend a school that I could work with to address my concerns rather than a school whose silence on important issues made them feel like an adversary to me.”

Calvin Bell

Hometown: Pennsauken

Activities/Honors: The Princeton Prize in Race Relations; The Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement; The New Jersey Scholars Program - Student Trustee; NAACP Google STEAMage Award; National Merit Scholarship Commended Scholar; NAACP ACT-SO National Medalist; Varsity Basketball and Baseball - Captain; MLK Jr. Club President; Model UN; Diversity Committee; Peer Leader; Black Student Union - Facilitator; A Cappella and Chamber Choir

Memorable Academic Project: Capstone project: "Community Engagement in the City of Camden and its Influence on the Rates of Violence."

College: Emory University

Career Interests: Law, Politics, and Technology
“At MFS, students can try out and discuss eye-opening ideas, form long-lasting relationships, learn about their identity, and discover their passions.”

Sami Keim

Hometown: Voorhees

Activities/Honors: Lower School Teacher's Aide; Peer Leader; Admissions Ambassador; Burlington County Animal Alliance Volunteer, Animal Welfare Association Foster Furever Finder Volunteer, BBYO; Congregation Beth El - Special Needs Task Force

Memorable Academic Project: Honors World History independent research project on Chinese women forced into sex slavery during World War II

College: American University

Career Interest: Child Advocacy
“MFS is built on Quakerism’s core values: simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship. Also known as SPICES.”

Aaron Clark

Hometown: Delran

Activities/Honors: National Merit Commended Scholar; National French Honor Society; Model UN - Best Delegate at Quaker Model UN Conference; Varsity Baseball

Memorable Academic Project: Video history project on the flaws and bad decisions of U.S. President Andrew Jackson

College: University of Michigan

Career Interests: Politics, Law, and Business

“An MFS education allows students to work in an environment where all perspectives are welcomed and mistakes are encouraged.”

Rachel Liu

Hometown: Moorestown

Activities/Honors: Varsity Fencing - Captain and First Team All-State (2018-2020); 2D Studio Arts Award; Sedlacek Award for Sciences & Athletics; Proposed and started the MFS Beekeeping Project; Health Awareness Club Vice President; Animal Awareness Club Vice President; Chinese Culture Club Treasurer; FOCUS Club Vice President

Memorable Academic Project: 11th Grade History research paper about the Nanjing Massacre with a focus on the causes of Japanese brutality and the justifications of Japan.

College: Boston College

Career Interest: International Studies
“MFS is a close-knit community that truly cares about each student's well-being and interests.”

Jalen Patel

Hometown: Allentown

Activities/Honors: National Merit Commended Scholar, ZeroRobotics International ISS Finals; NJ Governor’s School - Engineering and Technology; National Spanish Honors Society; Delaware Valley Science Council Excellence in Science Award; Rutgers Oncology Olympiad; Varsity Golf and Fencing Captain; 2019 League Championship Golf Team; Varsity Soccer; Three-time Burlco Consumer Bowl Champion

Memorable Academic Project: Published research on the fabricationand characterization of implantable polymer-based nerve conduits; presented this research at at an international MIT research conference

Senior Internship: Machine Learning and Image Detection with Raspberry Pi and OpenCV

College: University of Pennsylvania

Career Interests: Computer Science and Finance
“The attention placed on the learning process and intangibles, such as a strong sense of self, rather than just the results themselves, separates MFS from other schools.”

Jasmine Phillips

Hometown: Mount Laurel

Activities/Honors: National Spanish Honor Society; Varsity Basketball and Lacrosse (Captain and All-League Honorable Mention); Diversity Committee; Student Diversity Leadership Conference; MLK, Jr. Club; Black Student Union; Lower School Teacher’s Aide; Peer Leader

Memorable Academic Project: Honors Spanish culinary and culture project exploring flavors of Latin America

College: Spelman College

Career Interest: Obstetrics & Gynecology Physician

“MFS fosters an environment of rigor and academic readiness, as well as an environment of community and inclusivity.”

Shelby Deibler

Hometown: Burlington Township

Activities/Honors: Alice Paul Institute, Girls Leadership Council Marketing and Public Relations Chairwoman; Varsity Field Hockey - NFHCA National Academic Squad; Model UN President; Girl Up Club President; National French Honor Society; Student Government; Gender Equality Forum; Wordsworth student media Editor-in-Chief; Peer Leader

Memorable Academic Project: Formal presentation for the M.Y.S.P.A.C.E. (Multinational Youth Studying Practical Applications of Climate Events) Research-based Collaborative Conference at California State University, Los Angeles, which included a tour of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

College: Wellesley College

Career Interests: Entrepreneurship, Medicine, Diplomacy/Public Policy

“The strength of the MFS community is based on the engagement, integrity, and service of its members.”

Mark Johnson

Hometown: Willingboro

Activities/Honors: Varsity Cross Country - Captain. MVP, and All-League, Competed at NJSIAA Meet of Champions; Varsity Baseball - Captain; Chamber Choir; MLK, Jr. Club; Admissions Ambassador; Peer Leader

Memorable Academic Project: 11th Grade History Research Paper on the history of Kenyan running

College: University of Richmond

Career Interest: Economics, Psychology, and Social Justice/Activism
“MFS is a large family that works, plays, and learns together.”

Jillian Mackuse

Hometown: Moorestown

Activities/Honors: Editor-in-Chief of Images literary magazine; Honor Society, Co-Founder/Co-President of Art and Stress Relief Club, Women in STEM Club; Math Club; Glamour Girls Club

Memorable Academic Project: AP Psychology case study on early childhood development

College: The George Washington University

Career Interest: Epidemiology

“MFS is a close-knit community led by Quaker values that foster academic success, consistent engagement in service, and acceptance of all people.”

Aaron Klein

Hometown: Hainesport

Activities/Honors: Class of 2020 Commencement Speaker; WordsWorth Editor-in-Chief- multiple Garden State Scholastic Press Association First Place awards; Quill and Scroll International Honors Society; Literary Magazine; Student Government; Model UN - Secretary-General and award winner at multiple conferences; Scholastic Writing Awards recipient; Founder and Facilitator of MFS Jewish Student Union; Diversity Committee

Memorable Academic Project: 11th grade research paper about and interpretation of E.L. Doctorow's novel Ragtime

College: Tufts University

Career Interest: Law, Journalism, or Politics

“MFS is a place where passions are nourished, friends are found, and self is discovered.”


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    Sunday, October 18, 11 a.m.
    Tuesday, October 27, 7:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, November 17, 7:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.

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    Saturday, October 24, 11 a.m.
    Saturday, November 7, 11 a.m.

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