Lower School Learns About Senior Projects

23 Members of the Ross School class of 2014 shared their Senior Projects at the Lower School on February 21. Students in pre-nursery through sixth grades were invited to experience three projects firsthand and learn about the journey they will undertake in their senior year.

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“Lower School students are always very excited to see the older kids and the amazing projects they complete. It’s impressive to see the joy and wonder on the faces of my students and think about what they will choose for their own future Senior Projects,” said teacher Shannon Timoney.

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The projects were drawn from a variety of disciplines. Joe Ando-Hirsh shared his wind-powered water purification system; Olivia Meihofer performed original songs she composed, recorded, and mixed; and Sunny Wang read from her book, Lady One, about her experiences moving from China to Ross School in 2012.

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Their audience loved the presentations. "They give me ideas of what I will do when I grow up,” a second grader said. "I like the seniors because they do really good things, like making clean water, and that’s great for the environment,” another student said. A two-year-old in the crowd simply liked the performances, exclaiming “I really love the way that girl sings!”

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“I am very proud of our seniors, and, as always, am impressed with the focus and enthusiasm of the younger Ross School students,” said Dale Scott, Senior Project coordinator and director of libraries at Ross School.

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