Gather around for the creations and products of our senior class of 2012. Senior projects are underway as we speak; consisting of mentoring hours, and formation of products from thorough research.
Through the duration of the school year, seniors are given the ultimate task of fulfilling a senior project.
Basically, the senior project is a semester long assignment that consists of heavy research on a topic of your choosing. With the research that is conducted by the senior, they then must write a four to six page research paper on what knowledge they gained from the experience.
Concluding the in-depth research process, the adventure begins! Mentoring hours will be the next step in the senior project.
Mentoring hours consist of a student finding someone who is an adult, that has special knowledge and skills that will and must benefit the student in the completion of a product.
Now, the big misconception about finding a mentor for the senior project is that the mentor does not necessarily need to be involved in the field of what was researched. The mentor really needs to be one with the skills and experience to help complete a product.
For example, a senior student may conduct research on sports news and the mentor could play a vital role in the completion of a product related to that. The product could be a sports centered magazine that reports the latest in sports news.
“I hope that seniors will realize the great impact they can have on their immediate world,” said Mr. Pisaniello.
Although students may find ways to simply get by and coast their way through the senior project, you truly
won’t gain a meaningful experience after it’s all said and done.
“Although the senior project is a lot of work, I’m enjoying the learning process,” said Dylan Dunagan.
Much is expected from the senior project once presentation day rolls around. Just remember that the senior project is truly an experience that any student should make the most of. What seems like a monotonous school project that absorbs time, will blossom into a life-changing experience.