Wednesday, May 13, 2009

TCS senior projects take center stage

Oral presentations in Sun Valley

Parents, fellow students and family members are learning more about a wide variety of subjects this week during The Community School's annual Senior Project oral presentations in the school theater.

Director of Communications Tibby Plasse said the program, a fixture at the Sun Valley independent school for nearly 30 years, is designed to give seniors a chance to pursue a topic of personal interest as a culminating part of their Upper School experience.

Topics run the gamut from aerial dance and wilderness art to firefighting and a safari down the Salmon River.

Twenty-four of the seniors are giving talks ranging in length from 10 to 20 minutes. Oral presentations, nearly all taking place in the school theater, are open to the community.

Here's a list:

Monday, May 11: Casper Brun (Creative Writing in the Sawtooths), Lucas Vorsteveld (The Art of Doing Nothing), Marin Shepardson (Aboriginal Art) and Courtney Hamilton (Border and Identity).

Tuesday, May 12: Emmy O'Reilly (Glassblowing), North Parker (Heli Ski Business in Alaska), Mattie Griswold (Permaculture: A Path to Sustainability) and Taylor Benz (Firefighting).

Wednesday, May 13: Chet Stephens at 1:50 p.m., Peter Atkinson 2:05 p.m. and Alex Conn 2:20 p.m. (Three Blind Mice, Journey Into the Maze); John Martin (Wilderness Art in the Sawtooths) at 2:35 p.m.; Sylvie Krekow (Memory, Politics and Place: Berlin) at 3 p.m.; and Riley Berman (Safari down the Salmon River) at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 14: Charlotte Anderson (Discovery: The Creative Process) at 1:40 p.m.; Scotty Phelan (Across America and Back) at 2 p.m.; Eddy Albarran (The Art of the DJ in New York City) at 2:20 p.m.; Keller Gibson (Journey to Jupiter) at 2:40 p.m.; and Sean Dumke (The Art of Survival) at 3 p.m.

Friday, May 15: Sam Farnham (The Great Potato Escapade) at 1:40 p.m.; Rika Pere (Aerial Dance) at 2 p.m.; Madi DuPont (Make a Difference in India) at 2:20 p.m.; Bronwen Raff (Refugees in Boise) at 2:40 p.m.; and Elizabeth Beesley (The Blues in Atlanta) at 3 p.m.

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