During the last three weeks of the school year, all seniors develop and complete their own Senior Projects. The program encourages each senior to study, work, or become involved in exploring an area of interest that might engage and inspire him/her/them. Hear from a few members of the Class of 2020 as they connected and 'dug deep' during KingIsHome. You can view details, photos, and comments on all the Class of 2020 Senior Projects on their Padlet here
"For my senior project, I was an intern for At Home in Greenwich. At Home in Greenwich is an organization meant to help older adults age in place. Though my internship was adjusted due to COVID-19, I was still able to impact my community. I held three Zoom sessions teaching older adults about technology: Basics of Technology, Google Capabilities and Photo Development, and Social Media. I also created an Ultimate Guide to Zoom PDF that will be mailed or emailed to over 200 members, hopefully helping them interact by getting them on Zoom calls. In between my sessions and finalizing the PDF, I held one-on-one consults with seniors that had specific technological issues. I held 5 consults in total each with their own issues. For instance, I helped navigate Zoom, install a keyboard, download Venmo, explore iMessage, and tackle a plethora of other issues. This experience was very impactful as helping older adults use the internet is extremely significant. The internet is meant to bring people together and the inability for older adults to use the internet negates the revolutionary steps that have been taken to digitize the world. I am proud to have played a part in empowering seniors to explore technology. Additionally, this project allowed me to evolve my people skills and gain insight on how this virus has affected older adults. Teaching older adults how to find a whole new world through their computer screen as they are stuck at home was very impactful and necessary as communities come together during this global pandemic."
Eric Degter: "For my original senior project, I had planned to interview my great-grandmother and get a first-hand account of her escape from the Nazis. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 and her passing, I was unable to get a personal account of the story. Due to her passing, my senior project morphed into a memorial project where I conducted phone call/Skype interviews with immediate and extended family members in order to try and piece together the story. A majority of my interviews were with my maternal grandma, as she knew a lot about her mother's escape. For the last part of my senior project, I worked on writing a comprehensive account of the story based on all the interviews I conducted earlier. Hopefully, the story of my great-grandmother's escape is something that can be passed down through the family for generations!"
"For my senior project I decided to channel my inner Radio Rebel and learn how to start a podcast. I initially had planned on reworking men's clothing into women's streetwear, but I ended up being really happy with the idea of a podcast. It allowed me to explore a variety of topics that were of interest to me. My podcast titled Behind the Culture
seeks to explore the ever-changing landscape of the internet, activism, and youth identity. I spent time outlining episodes, recording, looking for music, and exploring options for remote interviewing. I learned about getting sponsorships and distributing to platforms like Spotify, SoundCloud, and Apple music. There is a lot more that goes into a podcast then I had initially thought, but that made it all the more fun. The oh so talented Charlotte Alexander was able to design the perfect podcast cover for me which was a huge help. All in all, it was a great experience and I learned a lot. If you are curious and want to listen to the first episode of Behind The Culture
you can find it here
You can view details, photos, and comments on all the Class of 2020 Senior Projects on their Padlet here