On Monday, April 3 & Wednesday, April 5, beginning at 6:30 pm in the Community Hall, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, the Senior Class of 2017 will be presenting their Senior Projects. Each year we ask our oldest students to take up an independent project that truly interests and excites them. On their own time, they work on these passion projects under the guidance of a mentor who is a master in his/her field. Additionally, seniors have a faculty mentor to help keep the project moving forward. The projects culminate in these Senior Project Presentations where each student will make a 10-15 minute presentation highlighting what they have learned and experienced during this journey. The presenters will then welcome questions from the audience.
This is the school’s largest senior class at sixteen students and so we are holding the presentations on two nights and eight students will present each night.
The entire community is warmly welcomed to attend both evenings. Every year it is so inspiring to see the skills developed, the interests pursued and the fruits of the labors of these young people. Some students learn a new skill- learning to speak Icelandic, to weave a traditional basket, to play guitar or drums, re-purpose clothing, the circus art of tumbling and learning to fly an airplane. Some are building things including a tiny house, a sugar shack, and a Celtic harp. Some are writing short stories, cookbooks, taking photographs, or creating and editing videos. One student is even taking up an academic study in the field of electromagnetics to come to a deeper understanding of our modern world.
The breadth and scope of these projects reflect the diverse interests of our senior class and the two evenings promise to be not only fascinating, but to give one hope that the future is in the good hands of these capable and curious young people on the cusp of stepping out into the next phase of their lives.
We look forward to seeing you in the Hall. Please come and be inspired.
Regine Whittlesey & David Barham/Senior Class Advisors