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Moorestown Friends School E-News - January 13, 2012

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MFS Featured Prominently on Michael Smerconish Show | Visit MFS for MLK, Jr. Day of Service
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Upcoming Events

Alumni Association Meeting
Saturday, January 21, 9:30 a.m.
2012 Alumni Association Awards nominations will be discussed and a school update will be provided.

Philadelphia-Area Alumni Reception
Thursday, March 15, 6-8 p.m.
The Union League 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Please join us for a gathering of Philadelphia alumni, along with a school update provided by Head of School Larry Van Meter ’68. For directions and parking information, visit

Jon Huntsman Captures 2012 MFS Mock Primary Election
MFS Prominently Featured on Michael Smerconish Show (listen below)

  Media Coverage of January 10 Moorestown Friends School Mock Primary Election:
Philadelphia Inquirer
Burlington County Times
Moorestown Patch


After months of campaigning, Jon Huntsman, represented by junior Joe Kiernan, was victorious in the Moorestown Friends School Mock Primary Election on January 10. In addition to Huntsman's victory, the school community also voted YES in favor of a 1% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, NO for additional funding of nuclear power by the federal government, and NO to the United States joining the International Criminal Court.

Listen to opening clip of January 10 Michael Smerconish show, featuring interview with junior Joe Kiernan and audio clips of all five MPE candidates.

Immediately after election results were announced, Kiernan, representing Huntsman, was a guest on keynote speaker Michael Smerconish's program on WPHT 1210 AM. Smerconish also played clips from each MFS candidate: senior Doug Adair (representing Rick Perry), freshman Brett Barbin (representing Mitt Romney), sophomore Dante Bucci (representing Newt Gingrich) and senior Kyle Whittall (representing Ron Paul).

The student newspaper Wordsworth had a number of intrepid reporters covering the event and conducting exit polling. The school also unveiled its Twitter feed: @mfsfox.

Listen to opening segment of Michael Smerconish Show


Michael Smerconish with the Mock Primary Election candidates after the Upper School Town Hall meeting today. Congressman Jon Runyan with students after a workshop for Middle and Upper School students.
Watch Jon Huntsman's acceptance speech.

View a photo gallery from the 2012 MFS Mock Primary Election

Alumni and Families Welcome to Attend MLK, Jr. Day of Service
on MONDAY from 10-11:30 a.m.

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service will take place Monday, January 16 from 10-11:30 a.m. Alumni and family members are welcome! Service opportunities for students and families and new diversity activities will be offered on campus.

To start the day, a short Meeting for Worship will be held in the Meeting House at 10 a.m. with some queries posed that are designed to give our community time for reflection and focus.

Following Meeting for Worship, keynote speaker Sherry Coleman will deliver brief remarks about diversity in independent school communities. Sherry Coleman is the principal of STC Consulting & Associates and a member of Call to Action, a National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) equity and justice think tank. She earned a doctoral degree in educational leadership and organization from the University of Pennsylvania and she was the founding director of the Independent School Consortium (ISC) of Greater Philadelphia, an organization that works to support the hiring and retention of faculty of color. Following her remarks, activities will begin.

MLK, Jr. Day of Service Schedule

  10 a.m. Meeting for Worship  
  10:15 a.m. Remarks by Sherry Coleman  
  10:25 a.m.

Lower/Middle School students and families depart to participate in activities in Dining Hall Commons and Stokes Hall.

Upper School students and families stay in Meeting House for panel discussion hosted by students who participated in the Student Diversity Leadership Conference.

The Upper School Diversity Club will also host three 20-minute diversity workshops in the West Building.

  11:30 a.m. Activities conclude.  

For a complete list of activities and more information, click here.

MFS Alumni in the News

Duke Professor Fred Jameson '50 Wins Lifetime Scholarly Achievement from the Modern Language Association (MLA) >>> (photo courtesy of Duke University)

Well-known Economist and Boston U. Professor Larry Kotlikoff '69 Announces Third-Party Candidacy for U.S. President

Mary Ellen Avery '44, Premature Babies' Savior, Dies at 84
New York Times, January 12


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