Welcome to Senior Project.
Senior Project is the capstone project for students preparing for graduation from RUHS. It consists of six parts, all of which must be completed in a satisfactory manner and in accordance with the deadlines on the Senior Project Timeline and Calendar.
The six parts of the Senior Project are as follows:
PROPOSAL: In the spring of junior year, each student presents their idea for a Senior Project to a panel for pre-approval in an area of study that challenges them and will hold their interest during the yearlong process. The final proposal includes a letter of intent, a signed mentor agreement, and a parent/ guardian permission form.
PAPER: Each senior writes a paper on a topic related to the Senior Project.
PRODUCT: Each senior creates a learning experience that requires spending at least thirty (30) hours using knowledge gained from research and from working with a mentor. Their Product is the culminating effort from their Senior Project experience.
PORTFOLIO: The portfolio documents the process and journey the student used to complete their Senior Project. It includes a time sheet that records the time spent working on their project; documentation of the process of creating their final product; and a journal reflecting on their work, their process, and their personal growth.
DISPLAY: The Open House in May showcases the entire portfolio and product in the form of an interactive Display. The product might not be tangible; for example, the student might spend time tutoring or working at a service agency, but the portfolio will document what was done, in the form of photographs, videos, or a slideshow. Some students wish to participate in a performance as part of the documentation of their product, which usually takes place during the Night of the Arts in May. The Senior Project Open House is open for viewing by parents, students, panel members and the public.
DEFENSE: Each senior will present an eight to ten minute oral defense of their entire Senior Project to the panel in May. The oral defense is followed by a five to eight minute question and answer period.
Senior Project is an important way for students – and our community – to engage in an exciting learning process that allows our students to demonstrate the independent learning skills they have cultivated over their time at Randolph Union High School.
Here are some of the Senior Projects from from the class of 2022:
Chandler Anderson - Muay Thai
Ilya Andreyev - Documentary Filmmaking
Maddox Bashaw - John Deere Restoration
Abby Becker - Crocheting
Alden Berkey - Blacksmithing
Kasey Brooks - Herbs for Healing
Gianna Charland - Portrait Realism
Ella Davignon - Firefighting
Abby Garvin - Sports Photography
Emma Gregoire - Northeast Fiddlers Association
Wilder Grimes - Journalism
Abigail Hill - Cosmetology
Ploy Intaradet - Opening a Cafe
Cameron Kennedy - Audio Engineering
Laurel Lacaillade - Hydroponics
Andrew Lewis - Learning How to Play Guitar
Allegra Luzardo - Dear Traveler
Sarah McDonald - MMR Pit Crew at the High Banks
Brianna Mattote - Canning Vegetables
Drew Messier - Mental Illness and Poetry
Owen Milke - Organic Gardening
Joseph Morse - ASL
Emma Rogers - Minimalist Camping
Avery Sears - Spartan Race
Matthew Stevens - Japanese Poetry
Howard Stockwell - Truck Restoration
Eliot Troop - The Hummingbird AI
Zoe Ukasick - Pottery
Levi West - Tiny Homes