The Newark High School Class of 2021 is the fifth class required to present their NHS Capstone project in order to graduate from high school.
140 presentations were made by Newark High School students during many 30-minute sessions in different classrooms throughout the school.
The different components for the completion of this project include volunteer community service hours, a healthy choice journal with entries that touch of extracurricular activities and things learned in health classes, a 2-3 page paper from their 10th grade years supporting both sides of an argument with a conclusion, a 4-5 page research paper from their senior year and the presentation of their final project in from of a 4-5 Newark Middle or High School faculty panel.
The presentations lasted around ten minutes and include photos of the student, quotes, insights from their experiences in high school and a discussion surround their senior research paper. They also touch on their future plans.
“It’s been a challenging school year for our students due to the pandemic. It was awesome to see our seniors rise to the occasion and successfully share their presentations,” said Capstone coordinator Katie Ganter, who also teaches 11th- and 12th-grade English and public speaking. “I love seeing how proud they are of themselves when they are done. This year in particular, many staff members commented on how open and honest the students were, and how that made the presentations even more meaningful.”
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