Community invited to Bedford High senior project presentations

After eight months of researching and applying their knowledge, Bedford High School seniors will present their senior projects to the Bedford community from Tuesday-Friday, June 2-5.

Senior project is the yearlong capstone course designed to fulfill the mission statement and culminate a student’s career at Bedford High School.

Students, in cooperation with their adviser, choose a topic, develop an essential question, conduct research, apply their knowledge, get involved with the community, and present the project to faculty, students and community members during Celebration Week.

Presentations take place during the regular school day, 7:55 a.m.-2:35 p.m. The day is divided into eight presentation blocks. Each presentation is about 20 minutes, and includes a question-and-answer session.

Visitors are welcome. They should enter through the main entrance of the school, where student ambassadors will provide presentation information and directions.

Because of its success last year, the Guidebook App will be available for free download on all Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows devices. Once downloaded, search for “BHS Senior Project Celebration 2015” to get all of the details regarding specific project dates and times.

The guidebook even allows the user to create his or her own unique schedule of presentations to watch.

This year, there are more than 300 projects, each with its own essential questions and application of knowledge. Some notable topics are:

Designing a competition level course for skiing.

Building a custom designed pool table.

Writing a children’s book.

Creating a mobile app.

Hosting a walk-a-thon charity event.

Planning a weeklong summer camp.

According to the senior project mission statement, it is “the culmination of students’ journey through school and life experiences in which they learn about and explore a passion or interest in a self-directed, independent manner. Students will use skills preparing them for real-world situations by synthesizing information from a variety of sources. The projects will demonstrate students’ significant and substantive research and application of knowledge, reflecting school competencies.”

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