Approximately 138 Steilacoom High School seniors recently moved a step closer to the big Cap and Gown Day set for June 6.
On April 20-21 seniors from “A” to “Z” who were “dressed for success” presented their senior “culminating” projects before a jury of advisors, teachers, parents and community members.
Preparation for these projects has taken place during the past school year as students evaluated their work and showcased key aspects to highlight during their presentations.
Each project–about 20 minutes in length–included an introduction, information about the student’s school career, including community service projects and work experience. The presentation also covered plans for a 13th year–what happens during the first year out of high school—as well as financial plans, recommendations for freshmen students to follow to ensure their own success during school, and their own future plans.
The presentation also allows students to showcase their “best” work: whether it’s an original story, an attractive “Hope” Chest, or designing an ad for a line of clothing. One student wisely prepared a Plan B in case Plan A didn’t work out.
The 2009 Senior Project Day marked the second year for SHS students to fulfill a new graduation requirement that went into effect last year.
The crucial test will be to check back with these enthusiastic dreamers in about five years’ time—give or take a few years—to see how many achieved their Dreams.