Warwick Valley High School announces of Senior Projects

These efforts celebrate the culture of applied learning

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  • Photos provided by Eunice Cunha Program advisors Nick DiLeo and Jeanine Fogler and Principal Dr. Larry Washington shared the stage with some of the Warwick Valley Senior Project participants.

  • The Warwick Valley High School Class of 2019 unveiled its senior projects during a ceremony in the school auditorium last month. Warwick Valley Schools Superintendent Dr. David Leach is pictured at the far right with some of the Senior Project participants.

— Warwick Valley is a Senior Project high school and on Dec. 18, the Class of 2019 unveiled its senior projects during a ceremony in the school auditorium.

Introduced by their program advisors, social studies teacher Jeanine Fogler and English teacher Nick DiLeo, participating seniors were cheered by family members, faculty, district and school administrators and keynote speaker Raymond Mark, a WVHS veteran math teacher.

Project-based learning and authentic performance opportunities that make real-life connections are critical experiences for 21st century students.

Offered to Warwick’s high school students for the fourteenth consecutive year, the nationally recognized Senior Project program raises learning standards through rigorous and relevant skill applications, and is the ultimate test of graduates’ preparedness for the real world.

Part of the high school's culture“The Senior Project has become part of our high school culture,” . Fogler said. “We know this from the feedback we receive from community members, from the teachers and administrators who volunteer their time to work with these students as mentors, and from the judges who come year after year and look forward to seeing the seniors present their projects at Senior Boards.”

The 4 PsParticipating students are required to create a college-level project, paper, portfolio and presentation (a.k.a. the 4 Ps).

They elect their topics, secure mentors who are experts in their field of choice, engage in hours of research, planning and writing, and ultimately present their body of work before a board of judges in June.

The Senior Project Announcement Ceremony is the students’ first opportunity to formalize their commitment to the program by speaking publicly about their individual projects.
The following is the list of Warwick Valley High School Class of 2019 Senior Projects and Research Topics:
David Ab: Short film/High School video and film courses
Jessica Bessler: Ballet costume design/Choreography
Anika Bucek: The novel/Violence and the media
Katryn Capone: Suicide awareness presentation/Suicide prevention
Alexandra Cleary: Eyes for the blind fund raiser/Guiding dogs and independent living
Kayla Datys: Lacrosse tournament/History of St. Jude’s Hospital
Ryan DiCostanza: Documentary on Warwick/Bias in mainstream media
Molly Hamling: Art show/Contemporary art and perception
Averie Helmrich: Humane Society event/Role of non-profit organizations
Katieann King: Welding an art piece/Public artistic expression
Briana Lawrence: National Kidney Foundation fund raiser/Importance of organ donations
Kelly McCullough: March of Dimes fund raiser/Survival of premature babies
Ariana Mendez:: Body art and art show/Female sexualization
William Theodore Odell: Film/Story telling
Kaylee Oelofse: Carpentry dog kennel/Relevance of carpentry
Isabella Pevny: Beautiful People fund raiser/Hiring of individuals with disabilities
Lea Priestner-Werte: Humane Society event/Animal abuse
Kayleen Schnorr: Dance and choreography classes/Therapeutic dance
Ashlin Zanne: Vegan food event/Veganism as a healthier diet choice

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