by AJ Gold
While prom and graduation dominate the senior mindset, seniors are also giving back to the community, exploring their interests and getting out of their comfort zones. Here are several senior projects covering a variety of topics:
Senior Morgan McAlister chose to hatch ducks for her senior project.
Said McAlister: “It’s a very long process; it takes 28 days for them to hatch, but I’ve always wanted to hatch them myself.”
According to McAlister, she ordered the ducks from Metzer Farms in California. They will remain in an incubator in her basement for the 28 days to maintain temperature by keeping them out of direct sunlight.
McAlister added, “Once the ducks get too big for me to handle, Alstede Farms in Chester will take them.”
Said McAlister, “I’ve already [received] a lot of requests to come see the ducks once they hatch.”
Aronds is raising money in an effort to buy scarves for women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy at Morristown Memorial Hospital.
Said Aronds: “Last year my mom was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. After her journey, I decided to do a project that would help people in situations like [hers].”
Aronds will be holding a fundraiser on May 12 at the Westfield Panera to help raise money for her project.
Said Aronds, “I hope to lift someone’s spirits by letting her choose a new scarf during her treatment.”
Senior Fraser Weist is capitalizing on his musical abilities and is writing his own original soundtrack for an old video game.
Weist said, “When I realized I could put [music] together with my love of videogames, I knew it had to be my project.”
He is writing a new score for the original 1983 Mario Bros. Nintendo game.
He said he is aspiring to improve his musical talents and to teach others about the process of composing.
Said Weist, “Hopefully people see it as a cool history lesson in music [and] technology and how they’ve grown together.”
Hi’s Eye will feature several additional projects next issue. If you know of noteworthy project ideas, firstname.lastname@example.org.