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Join Us for the CHS Senior Seminar Celebration Night on May 24!

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
—Zora Neale Hurston

Please join us at Colchester High School on Thursday, May 24 beginning at 7:00 p.m. CHS seniors will present their Senior Seminar action research projects to the community in a gallery-style, casual format.

The event, which takes place each semester, provides students with an opportunity to share the results of their efforts with their peers and with the community, allowing them to engage in conversations about their learning and experiences.

The extensive projects—comprehensive research that includes interviews, field research, and community service—are required for successful completion of the Senior Seminar course, which itself is a graduation requirement. They are designed to allow the students to direct their own learning based upon their interests. The projects culminate in a research paper, project publication, class and public presentations, and a reflection essay.

The May 24 event will showcase projects representing the following topics:

Web Piracy
Assault Weapons
Historic Preservation
Down Syndrome
Decriminalization of Drugs
Arts in Education
Concussion Awareness & Prevention
School Budget Campaign
Agriculture in Education
Concussions in Sports
Abolishing the Electoral College
Childhood Obesity
Endangered Species
ATVs on Public Land
Video Games & Violence
Body Image in Girls & Women
Support for Cancer Research
Abortion Laws in the United States
Child Abuse
Renewable Energy
Animal Adoption
Deforestation of the Amazon
Nutrition & Health
Learning Disabilities
Technology in Education
Traumatic Brain Injuries & Veterans
Deafness & Early Childhood Interventions
Fitness & Youth Obesity
Support for the Arts
Social & Emotional Benefits of Athletics


For more information, please e-mail Humanities teacher Erin Brady.

Remember that Colchester High School’s calendar of events can be found on the school’s website, and Colchester School District posts a district-wide calendar of events, as well!

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