Superior High School’s senior project has students looking to the future
Tuesday Superior High School students got to show what they learned for their senior projects. The senior projects has students conduct research on career fields and job positions they want for the future. They then interview people who have certain positions and also take part in job shadowing, along with community service hours that they have to track.
Senior Project Coordinator Caitlin Knoll says, “It really gets them into the community and seeing not only what jobs are available in the community, but what it might look like to have a job in a career field they have interest in.”
The job shadowing is what the seniors got the most excited about. Senior Daniel Schnell says, “I would say that job shadowing is probably the most important part about getting on to your future in college.”
“Through my job shadowing I found a lot more things that I love about it but I know that some people find things that totally stray them away from that job, that you might not know through a standard conversation or googling it online”, says Addison Akre.
This year was the first year that students could present their work in a gallery walk. With the community given a chance to see their work. In previous years the students would present their work and research to a panel of educators alone. Knoll says that caused a lot of stress.
And students are loving this new presenting option. Senior Lauren Gunderson says, “This way we got to put more creative work into it and bring props, I brought a medical school skull and my chemistry goggles to show and have a little more fun with it.”