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Senior Passion Project Presentations 2023

SSFS Senior Passion Project


Senior Passion Projects 2023

Grounded in experiential and project-based learning, and with inquiry, reflection, and action at the core of its mission, Senior Passion Projects is a selective, elective, independent, learner-centered and self-directed program that affords qualified and approved participants the opportunity to let their lives speak beyond the traditional high school environment by sampling a potential career, serving the community, or exploring a deep personal interest that culminates in a formal and reflective presentation to a panel of faculty, staff, alumni and Trustees on the expectations, challenges, lessons and rewards of said experience.

Video Recording of 2023 Senior Passion Project Presentations

(Click titles to find out more about each topic)


6:30 PM Gathering in Silence
6:35 PM Opening Remarks
6:45 PM The Dangers of Dieting: When “Healthy Habits” Backfire
By Vianne Hughes
7:00 PM

Artistic Linguistics: Exploring Illustration and Translation Through Original Composition
By Nani Jackson

7:15 PM Democracy Under Pressure: An Inside View of Our Government
By Taryn Schwartz
7:30 PM Introducing Yung Darko: The Making of On My Way
By Sebastián Mason-Hernández
7:45 PM Taking Center Stage: Giving a Voice to Individuals with Developmental Delays
By Norah Juzenas
8:00 PM The Big Picture: A Student Collaboration Towards Art Activism
By  Nova Lore
8:15 PM Dream On: An Exploration of the American Reality
By Njandee Murangi & Calvin Chrisfield
8:30 PM NuFashion: Responsive & Responsible Upcycling
By Chandler Grier, Mali Nyachae, Faith Carter, Peace Fasalojo & Benu Edwards
8:45 PM Acknowledgements & Closing Remarks

Video Recording of 2022 Senior Passion Project Presentations

See the Video Recording of the 2021 Senior Passion Project Presentations

See the 2020 Virtual Senior Passion Project Presentation Video Recording below:

You can also visit the 2020 Senior Passion Project web page here.