Sandy Spring Friends School



Senior Passion Project Presentations 2024

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.


6:30 PM Gathering in Silence
6:35 PM Opening Remarks
6:45 PM Safety & Inclusion: A Health & Sex-Education Curriculum for All
By Jj Cuneo
7:00 PM

Mission Accomplished: An Artist’s Ode to SSFS and the Class of 2024
By Kaia Jordan

7:15 PM Charging Forward: The Future of the Automotive Industry
By Jason Malik, Evan Fisher & Caleb Beswick
7:30 PM Cooperation in an Ever-Divided World: the Role of Diplomacy in US Foreign Policy
By Dylan Rose
7:45 PM Antikythera Orrery: The Oldest Analog Computer 
By  Abigail Bobrow
8:00 PM STEAM Rocks: Engineering My Own Electric Guitar!
By  Tadeo Vargas
8:15 PM Frames of Mind: A Cinematic Short
By Sam Deichman-Caswell
8:30 PM Acknowledgements & Closing Remarks

Video Recording of 2023 Senior Passion Project Presentations

Video Recording of 2022 Senior Passion Project Presentations

See the Video Recording of the 2021 Senior Passion Project Presentations