It’s not surprising that the biggest Community School graduating class in school history—38 students—has needed an extra day to deliver the oral presentations of their senior projects in the next few days.
Thirty-three of the graduating seniors are giving oral presentations Monday through Friday, May 12-16, in the theater at the Sun Valley independent school. The extra day is today, Friday, May 9, for the first four speakers.
Subjects of the talks are diverse, ranging from visits to Namibia, to drones, dyslexia, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and globalization. Here’s a list and starting times of the 20-minute presentations. The public is invited to attend:
- Friday, May 9: 3:15 p.m. Erin Hennessy on riding camels in Africa; Alexandra Potter on Namibia; Kelsey Syms on visiting the Kiwis; and Sam Rogers on desert tromping.
- Monday, May 12: 3:45 p.m. Lena Perenchio on Maasai culture; Isabel Kirk on scuba diving; and Katie Feldman on conservation in the Americas.
- Tuesday, May 13: 1:45 p.m. Hayley Murach on finding peace; Doug DuFur on squatching; Jordan Fitzgerald on youth soccer and motion graphics; Ben Swift on use of composites in construction; Nick Wright with a musical journey; Devon Sherrerd on photography in New York City; and Sarah Williams on savoring Spain.
- Wednesday, May 14: 1:45 p.m. Lily Gillespie on cheetahs in Namibia; Arielle Rawlings on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Chloe Francois on Peru’s mysterious past; Chloe Chrysikopoulos on the life of a college history professor; Caroline Jones on working with children here and in Costa Rica; and Nate Nasvik on a game of drones.
- Thursday, May 15: 1:45 p.m. Ethan Kjesbo on traveling through Scotland; Bobby Corker on Brazilian education; Tara Smith visiting her Caribbean past; Sarah Wang on Chinese restaurants in Los Angeles; Marc Leroux on creating a stand-up paddleboard; Emi Carr on globalization in the Philippines; and Hannah Dies on becoming a culinary queen.
- Friday, May 16: 1:45 p.m. Taylor Adler on leadership styles; Allison Fluetsch on travel writing in Seoul; Whitney Engelmann on sailing through the Bahamas; Trent Avery discussing “The Question”; Nick Krekow on becoming an entrepreneur; and Nate Thomas on dyslexia and modern neuroscience research.