Beginning in May, Class I students went “on project,” spending the weeks before graduation exploring scientific questions, cultural practices, community engagement, career possibilities and artistic endeavors about which they are passionate.
“Senior Projects are an exciting way for students to really explore their passions and interests, or to learn something entirely new,” says Academic Dean Jackie Bonenfant. Often, seniors reveal interests that they hadn’t had the chance to display during their time at Milton.
Topics chosen by the Class of 2018 include an internship in the Massachusetts State House; performing classical covers of pop songs; restaurant internships in Milton and Boston; shadowing physicians; creating visual art exhibits; building a go-kart; developing a resource guide for Milton’s robotics team; interning with a police department; observing genetic research and helping students in Lower School classrooms. They wrote, created, translated, volunteered, observed, acted, sang, constructed, danced and experimented.
Two separate projects involved creating Milton-specific photo collections inspired by the book Harvard Works Because We Do and the blog “Humans of New York.” Students interviewed and photographed School support staff for one project and featured faculty and staff of color in another.
During the final week of school, parents, families and other Milton students were invited to project performances and the third annual Senior Project Fair, where students showcased their work.