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Senior Seminar 2010-2011

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1: Lend a hand

2: Anna Morrow examined the psychological and physical impacts of cleft lips and palates. In her research, she argued that corrective surgery for cleft lips and palates are not just cosmetic. Rather, correction is necessary to avoid psychological and physical threats to the child. | Anna held a bake contest and silent auction at her church to raise funds for Operation Smile. She raised over $1300 dollars--enough to provide corrective surgeries for five children!

3: Inspired by her mother's experience with MS, Ally Walls volunteered for the MS Society during their national Walk MS.

4: Lizzie Vermeire held a concert at her church to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In addition to the live performances, she designed and sold t-shirts and ribbons to raise funds. Lizzie's research focused on the need for more funding. She also examined the effectiveness of new and alternative treatments for the disease.

5: Lina Sorg held a book drive to collect books for Philadelphia Reads, a local book bank providing books to local educators who do not have access to reading materials for their classrooms. | Lina examined the impact of reading to young children on future academic success.

6: Sophie collected over 100 pairs of sneakers to benefit Hope Runs, a program dedicated to helping children through running. Sophie focused her research on the role that sports programs play in helping homeless children in African countries.

7: Gracie worked with a rescued race horse, Tabby. Throughout the semester, she worked with Tabby daily at the barn at which she rides. Her goal is to train her so she can compete in skills competition | Gracie focused her research on the treatment of race horses after their racing careers have ended.

8: Jessica researched abuse of animals, including mistreatment of animals, dog fighting, and and puppy mills. | Jessica spent her semester helping homeless animals. She successfully completed the requirements to become a foster mother and fostered three kittens. Jessica found homes for all three of her foster children!

9: Rehema and her mother volunteered at a homeless shelter in Philadelphia. They served meals twice a week for the semester. | Rehema's research examined the causes of homelessness and evaluated the effectiveness of programs that have been put in place to alleviate homelessness.

10: Sam and her father worked with the local parks and recreation department to find a location to improve access to local areas. They ultimately paired with the Fort Washington State Park and designed and built a staircase on a steep and dangerous hill.

11: Rafiat studied the use of assistive technology in the special education classroom. | For her project, Rafiat volunteered with the Intermediate Unit classes in teh high school.

12: Rebecca volunteered with local animal rescue organizations

13: He worked with small rescued animals and planted native plant species in the area | Robert volunteered at the Briar Bush Nature Center

14: Career Exploration

16: Veronica volunteered at Abington Memorial Hospital in the physical therapy department. She had the opportunity to participate in the care and therapy of patients for her entire senior year. Veronica examined the role of communication in the therapist-patient relationship.

17: Erica interned with Ticket at Montgomery News. She edited, copied and wrote film and drama reviews. In fact, several of her articles were published in Ticket during the semester! | Erica analyzed film criticism and compared reviews to criticism in her research project.

18: Jimmy researched the impact of stress on law enforcement officers. | A Philadelphia Police Explorer Cadet, Jimmy will train every Saturday and complete hundreds of community service for the next two years.

19: Jeannie interned with athletic trainers at two local high schools. She prepared athletes for competition, provided assistance during games, and helped them after the games. | Jeannie examined the essential role that athletic trainers play in the high school athletic program.

27: The Arts

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