Senior project presentations begin

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Garrison Clough

Although 2013 alumni Sammi Curry took part in the school’s Senior Project option in the 2012-13 school year, this is first time a senior project is required of all seniors.

Michelle Stoddart, Managing Editor

Senior project presentations begin today. In order to graduate, seniors must present their projects and receive a passing critique. This is the first year that it is mandatory for all seniors to do a senior project.

“I’m excited, I think its a great program,” associate principal Chris Mayfield said. “We’ve had students in the past that have missed a great opportunity to grow and try something new that now everyone has the opportunity to do.”

Senior Ian Griffith is one of the presenters that are presenting tonight.

“For my senior project, I’m building a pedal board,” Griffith said. “Which is something used by guitar players, that all the pedals go on, and if you press them, and they change the sounds and all this funky stuff.”

Although the seniors have copious time to prepare, many are still stressed by the upcoming presentations.

“Yeah, I’m extremely nervous,” Griffith said. “I was up until 2 a.m. last night making the presentation, because they signed me up for the first day and I didn’t know until two weeks ago.”

Despite the  possible stress, many believe that is it still an exciting opportunity for students to experience something new.

“I’m excited, I think its a great program,” Mayfield said. “We’ve had students in the past that have missed a great opportunity to grow and try something new that now everyone has the opportunity to do.”