Great Kids Going Places

Roma Jha

Hometown: Moorestown

Activities/Honors: National Merit Scholarship Commended Student; Student Government Class President; Model UN Secretary-General (3x Outstanding Delegate); Varsity Tennis - SJ All-Star; Governor’s School in the Sciences; Biology and Health Awareness Club; Abstract published in American Journal of Gastroenterology 2021; Cum Laude Society; National Spanish Honor Society

Memorable Academic Project: Capstone Project - interview series with experts exploring the origins and implemented solutions of the opioid crisis

Senior Internship: Esperanza Health Center, Philadelphia

College: Georgetown University

Career Interests: Public Health, Policy, and Law

“MFS prioritizes student voice and initiative.”

Colin Cooper

Hometown: Moorestown

Activities/Honors: Varsity Crew; U.S. Rowing National Finalist in Varsity 8+ and 2021 Mid-Atlantic Youth Champion in Youth Men’s Pairs for Princeton National Rowing Association (PNRA)/Mercer; Philadelphia Youth Regatta Men’s Pairs Champion; Upper School Jazz Ensemble; History Bowl Club President; Investment Club President

Memorable Academic Project: Presenting a moot court case for Comparative Government class at the Federal Courthouse in Philadelphia

Senior Internship: Friedenthal Financial

College: Tufts University

Career Interest: Economics/Finance

“The teachers are all incredibly passionate.”

Nia Hipps

Hometown: Voorhees

Activities/Honors: National Spanish Honor Society; Governor’s Award for Photography; NAACP ACT-SO Gloucester Branch Vice President; MLK, Jr. Club President; Black Student Union; Diversity Committee; Upper School Choir; Varsity Tennis; Varsity Lacrosse; Admissions Ambassador; Actor in School Theater Productions; Peer Leader

Memorable Academic Project: Honors Spanish project researching and writing a full lesson plan for PBS education program Black in Latin America.

Senior Internship: Live Nation Urban

College: Spelman College

Career Interests: Entertainment Marketing, Business

“I was able to grow to become my authentic self at MFS.”

Peter Tummarello

Hometown: Voorhees

Activities/Honors: Varsity Golf - Captain; Varsity Basketball - Captain; Varsity Soccer; National Chinese Honor Society, Admissions Ambassador

Memorable Academic Project: Presenting a moot court case for Comparative Government class at the Federal Courthouse in Philadelphia

Senior Internship: Riverton Country Club

College: North Carolina State University

Career Interest: Sport Business/Management, Professional Golf Management

“I would describe MFS less as a school and more like a small family.”

Jordan Grabelle

Hometown: Voorhees

Activities/Honors: Coca-Cola Scholar; Diana Award; Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award; Pilot Pen G2 Overachievers Student Grant; National Merit Scholarship Commended Student; National Spanish Honor Society; Cum Laude Society; founded Love Letters for Literacy non-profit; Varsity Field Hockey - Captain; WordsWorth Editor-in-Chief; Model UN; TEDx Club - Founder and President; Jewish Culture Club

Memorable Academic Project: Capstone Project - “Dangers of the Attention Economy” which compiled strategies for teenagers to avoid being victimized by social media companies

Senior Internship: Archer Law

College: Duke University

Career Interest: Law

“MFS is a tight-knit and welcoming community that is centered around Quaker values.”

Skye Mada

Hometown: Cherry Hill

Four-sport varsity athlete and three-sport Captain: Tennis (MVP), Fencing (MVP), and Golf; Competitive Sailing; US Fencing All-American Second Team and All-Academic First Team; NJSIAA District 5 Fencing Champion - Saber; Mid-Atlantic Yacht Racing Association Laser Series Winner - 2020 & 2021; National French Honor Society; Peer Leader; Peer Tutor

Memorable Academic Project:
Capstone Project - “Valuing New Age/Innovative Companies”

Senior Internship:
Brandywine Global Investment Management

Boston University

Career Interests:
Investment Banking/Analyst

“I carved my own path and was able to achieve everything I wanted to, and more.”

Andrew Elmore

Hometown: Pennsauken

Activities/Honors: Varsity Basketball - Captain; 5x NAACP ACT-SO NJ Regional Gold Medal Recipient; Black Student Union Facilitator; Peer Leader; Manage Personal YouTube Channel with 1M+ Views

Memorable Academic Project: AP Psychology social experiment examining reactions to abnormal behavior

Senior Internship: Good Life Learning

College: University of Pennsylvania

Career Interests: Sports Statistics and Continued Development of YouTube Channel

“Everyone is comfortable enough to express who they are and develop into unique individuals, while maintaining compassion and empathy.”

Lia Marshall

Hometown: Moorestown

Activities/Honors: Penn Social Innovators Program; Pride Club - Co-President; Investment Club; 2D Studio Art Award; Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts Volunteer

Memorable Academic Project: AP Studio Art portfolio

Senior Internship: Perkins Center for the Arts

College: School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Career Interests: Freelance Artist, Video Game Concept Artist, or Makeup Artist

“Students can feel comfortable being themselves.”

Lily Buchdahl

Hometown: Moorestown

Activities/Honors: National Spanish Honor Society; Student Government; Service Committee Co-Clerk; Varsity Girls’ Tennis; Varsity Basketball; Jewish Student Union Affinity Group Facilitator; Actor in School Theater Productions; Lower School Teacher’s Aide; Admissions Ambassador; A Cappella Choir; Penn Social Innovators Program; Penn Entrepreneurial Leadership Program; Cum Laude Society; Peer Leader

Memorable Academic Project: Capstone Project - "Implementing Service Learning into the 4th Grade Curriculum at MFS”

Senior Internship: Cicala at the Divine Lorraine

College: Washington University in St. Louis

Career Interests: Business, Economics, and Urban Studies

“MFS is a community that provides students with the skills and resources that they need to make change in the world.”

Connor Hull

Hometown: Mount Laurel

Activities/Honors: Varsity Baseball - Captain and Friends Schools League All-Star; Varsity Basketball - MVP; Varsity Soccer Manager

Memorable Academic Project: Senior Internship at Tabula Rasa HealthCare working in IT Department with a software product engineer

College: Gap Year/Stevens Institute of Technology

Career Interests: Software/Web Development

“Every single person at MFS has a warm heart and is willing to help you in any way possible.”

Ava Carlson

Hometown: Collingswood

Activities/Honors: Varsity Field Hockey - MVP, Captain, and Friends Schools League All-Star; Max Field Hockey Class of 2022 Top 150; Varsity Swimming; Varsity Lacrosse; Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology; National French Honor Society; Engineering Club; Peer Leader

Memorable Academic Project: Created website for AP U.S. History class illustrating the historical impact of investigative journalism

Senior Internship: Athletic Solutions by GP Fitness

College: Dartmouth College

Career Interests: Computer Science and Engineering

“A Quaker education provides crucial skills for our adult lives, including peaceful collaboration, discussion strategies, and empathy.”

Aaniella Desai

Hometown: Hainesport

Activities/Honors: National Merit Scholarship Commended Student; Student Government Class President; Model UN - Secretary General; National Chinese Honor Society; Gender Inclusivity Forum President; Diversity Committee; Peer Leader; Cum Laude Society; Admissions Ambassador

Memorable Academic Project: Capstone Project on abortion jurisprudence

Senior Internship: Haddonfield Friends School

College: Cornell University

Career Interests: Government/Foreign Policy and Education

“If you want your child to always have a built-in support system, then MFS is the community for them.”

Abby Taylor

Hometown: Cinnaminson

Activities/Honors: Service Committee Clerk; Varsity Field Hockey; Varsity Basketball; attended Quaker Youth Leadership Conference; Worship Planning Committee; Camp Onas Counselor

Memorable Academic Project: Grade 11 English research project - a feminist criticism of Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Senior Internship: Studio Sustena

College: McGill University

Career Interests: Field related to Environmental/Social Justice

“Moorestown Friends really encourages people to pursue their passions.”

Otis Thomson

Hometown: Pennsauken

Activities/Honors: Worked 20-40 hours/week in retail during the school year; String Ensemble; Tennis; Gender Equality Forum; Cum Laude Society

Memorable Academic Project: Grade 11 English research project exploring the origins and connections in the work of Senegalese poet Leopold Sedar Senghor

Senior Internship: The Moriuchi Group

College: Rowan University

Career Interests: Management and Human Resources

“Teachers make learning fun and ensure that all students feel included and respected.”

Janiah McRae

Hometown: Burlington

Activities/Honors: Varsity Soccer; Varsity Basketball; Student Government - Class Vice President; Diversity Committee Clerk; MLK, Jr. Club - Vice President; Admissions Ambassador; Black Student Union Co-Founder; Dance Team President; Jack and Jill of America - Burlington Co. Chapter President

Memorable Academic Project: AP U.S. History genealogy/family history project

Senior Internship: Pediatrics Day and Night

College: Howard University

Career Interests: Medicine and Diversity and Inclusion in Medicine

“The passion that every member of the community has makes MFS so unique.”

Caleb Kelly

Hometown: Mount Holly

Activities/Honors: Varsity Soccer; French Club Co-President; Part 61 student at Infinity Flight Group in Ewing

Memorable Academic Project: Senior Project at Infinity’s aircraft maintenance facility: “It was the most incredible and helpful four weeks of my life. I learned so much about the path I want to go down in my life.”

Senior Internship: Infinity Flight Group

College: Ohio State University

Career Interest: Pilot/Aviation

“Class and grade sizes are large enough for you to meet many different people, but small enough for you to remember everyone and form many connections.”

Sara Chesnick

Hometown: Cherry Hill

Activities/Honors: Dance Team - President; Artists in Motion Elite Dance Team; Yearbook; Jewish Culture Club; Pancreatic Cancer Fundraising Team

Memorable Academic Project: Honors Economics study of the impact of the current pandemic and the pandemic of 1918-19 on the live theater industry.

Senior Internship: Kellman Brown Academy

College: Tulane University

Career Interest: Psychology/School Counseling

“The constant support from classmates, teachers, and other faculty makes the learning experience incredible.”

Roni Kennedy

Hometown: Moorestown

Activities/Honors: Varsity Soccer - Captain; Varsity Basketball - Captain; Varsity Lacrosse; NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete Award; National French Honor Society; Student Government; Diversity Committee; Cum Laude Society; Engineering Club - Founder and Co-President; Debate Club - Founder and Co-President; Peer Leader

Memorable Academic Project: 5th grade Egyptian canopic jars research project

Senior Internship: WellCraft

College: University of Miami

Career Interests: Engineering, Technology, Design

“You are able to form friendships so easily with students from every grade.”

Ishaan Shah

Hometown: Mount Laurel

Activities/Honors: National Merit Scholarship Commended Student; Model UN; Student Government; Cum Laude Society; Admissions Ambassador; WordsWorth student media; Lacrosse; Soccer, Peer Leader; Peer Tutor; attended National Student Diversity Leadership Conference

Memorable Academic Project: Capstone Project on the logistics of running a vocational non-profit, researching a school in grandmother’s hometown of Chadotar, India

Senior Internship: Morgan Lewis & Bockius

College: Wake Forest University

Career Interest: Employment/Labor Law

“MFS has a unique array of diverse kids ready to lend a helping hand and become pioneers in the world.”

Tylar Pierce

Hometown: Swedesboro

Activities/Honors: National Merit Scholarship Commended Student; National Spanish Honor Society; Cum Laude Society; Varsity Fencing; Choir; A Cappella Choir; Actor in MFS theater productions; Cybersecurity Club - Vice President; Sign Language and Deaf Culture Club - Co-Founder and Vice President; Art Club - Co-Founder and President

Memorable Academic Project: Capstone Project: “A New Approach to Sexual Violence Education”

Senior Internship: Island Officials Website Commissions

College: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Career Interests: Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, and Game Programming

“I made so many wonderful and close bonds with the amazing people teaching my classes and they always made learning fun and interesting.”


Fall Events:

In-Person, Admissions Open House

• Sunday, October 16 at 2 p.m. 
• Saturday, November 13 at 2 p.m.  

Our admissions events are ideal ways to learn more about Moorestown Friends School. During these events, you will have the opportunity to meet students, faculty, and parents.


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