For the class of 2018, we had to create a final presentation for our senior year. I suggested taking part in the action with the homeless people in my city because they are in need which I see often in my community, and thought it would be a good deed to send assistance to those who are less fortunate. The first step we took was to find a location. Where we could reach out to as many individuals, therefore we selected the “Chosen 300” institution. Located in the area of our school, West Philadelphia. After we found a location we began to plan what would be next, helping those in need. The first step was to select the time and dates we were to attend this event. Chosen 300 allowed us to attend on the weekdays Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Where we attended twice a week, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, and May 20, 2018. Chosen 300 welcomed us into their community, allowing us the chance to meet their members of this fellowship. There was a particular schedule when servicing these members. First, we began to prep the food before everyone showed up and set up tables. After was cooperative bible study once we gained our audience. Then was dinner where we served the individuals different vegetables and stomach fulfilling food. I was glad to say I was apart of this experience.
For my Capstone which is essentially your final project as a student at Science Leadership Academy @ Beeber, I created a poetry magazine that consists of various poems from seniors all around the school including myself. This was something my advisor Mrs. Turoff came up with since I’ve shown a passion towards poetry since the day I arrived at this school. It was my very first mini course and I’ve even had my poems published before, so suffice to say that I’m a pretty good poet. I started off this project at a rocky start because I kind of didn’t want to be remembered as the one who wrote poems. However, when I tried to change my capstone I hit a rock and realized that this is something you would really need to put deep thought into and create with a passion of your own. Don’t just do it because you have to it should be something you are proud of doing. The final product isn’t something I myself am too amazed at, but I learned a lot by going through this process. Even though I won’t get this opportunity again, I can still guide the students of tomorrow who will be doing their own capstones. The process is unlike any other Spanish 2 project or Bentum assignment, you must really know and be passionate about what you want to do in order to complete this capstone.
For my end of the year, senior project, I decided to raise money for Habitat For Humanity Organization. Typical when walking throughout parts of Philadelphia, (whether downtown or in urban areas) it is likely you will see people without shelter and living on the street. This is something that has stood out to me since I have born and raised in areas where seeing this unfortunate circumstance, was unavoidable. To think that whether tragedies or snow storms we may see as beautiful, may very well cause death of those without home to escape to is torturing to think about. Just because the situation I live through may be better, shows I should extend a helping hand to others of less opportunity. Through my capstone opportunity, I broadcast my care by trying to raise $500 to Habit For Humanity. The GoFundMe page I have created has so far raised $305 in several weeks and I hope to continue growing towards my goal. To provide more of my passion I will also run a five-kilometer race to symbolize the distance of effort that homeless have went through.
Back in the 8th grade, I had a specific pair of nubuck sneakers that was my favorite which I did everything to keep clean. One day I had worn them to gym class and they ended up with scuffs, dirt patches, and random marks. This made me take the sneakers home and use basic materials to attempt to clean them. When my family saw the results, they started to ask me to clean their sneakers as well. Kick’s Rebirth™ is the product of a sneaker cleaning hobby of mine that began after cleaning that one pair of sneakers in the 8th grade.
I chose to make this my senior capstone because this is something that I have a large interest in that also benefits others. Not everyone pays notices how many people walk around with dirty shoes wishing they were in better condition. Especially those apart of the sneaker head population. Kick’s Rebirth™ helps those who don’t have time to clean their shoes themselves and saves money for those who end up buying new shoes due to the old ones being dirty. However, the idea of Kick’s Rebirth won’t just stop at sneaker cleaning. It will soon include sneaker customization, therefore this is a project that you may wish to stay tuned to!
For my senior capstone my collaborators Will, Egypt and I conducted a fashion lookbook calendar. We all brought something unique to the table and made a cohesive beauty catalog. The photos I captured display my models fiercely wearing my work. This project will positively influence the school community by showing people to take pride in their appearance, because when a person's hairdo is nice they feel better about themselves, which results in them giving off positive energy. I involved the school community by asking for volunteers to be in our show. This project allowed me to express my cosmetology skills. I tend to get overlooked because of the competition in the hair industry and also because I’m not a licensed professional. This project will put work my work out and get people to see my true talent. A reminder every day that you should be the best you! When u look your best you feel your best.
The greatest thing about having a senior project is that you have one final product to remember yourself and what you brought to your school community. Ever senior has a story, and this project gives them the opportunity to express their opinions of what the perfect project consists of. In my opinion, the best thing I could do with my capstone is written about my high school experience, because I am a very deep thinker and love self-reflection. I get to see how much I’ve grown as a student and formulate an idea of who I want to be as a college student. In my writings I began by discussing my life before SLA and my expectations for school, then I transitioned into my freshman, sophomore, and junior years. Throughout my story, I stop at certain points and acknowledge the lessons I’ve learned in the process. My senior year is formatted a little differently. I started off with my expectations and ended with a summary of all my thoughts on high school and the role I believe experiencing high school will have on my future. During this process, I changed my ideas of conducting my project many times, but overall, I am really proud of my work.
For senior project, our main a focus was on the African root connection because this club is create a school family for the student through learning about our African cultural roots and this club have every aspect of Africaness also we had non -African student who want learn about African Cultures. Africa is broadly divided in to five as regions but were focsed on two regions the East and west African coutries history and culturies.
Many SLABeeber students have prejudices about life in Africa. They believe people from Africa wear long dresses and all African immigrants cover their heads.
SLABeeber students from Africa have been asked questions like “Why do you cover your head?”, “Why don’t you speak English”, “Do you wear clothes in Africa” and called names like “African Booty Scratcher” and told “Go back to Africa!” and “If you took off your hijab, you’d be pretty”. The best way to help people understand African culture is to teach them about it. With our African Culture Club, we helped students learn about African cultural clothing and food. We planned activities like attending educational presentations and cooking African food.
Our club helped students learn how to make injera, a local African flatbread. Students at SLABeeber now have a better understanding of African culture because we taught them the reasons behind the food we eat and the clothes we wear. The club members were so surprised to learn why we cover the heads. Our club members know to understand the traditions of Africa.
For my capstone, I decided to do a mural which would help the school hallways look better. This project started as an idea in 9th grade and evolved to be what it is today. My partner and I worked together to create a painted wall with flags and the name of the school on top of it. To create the flags, we sent a survey out to the school to collect information concerning the different countries our students are from. We used all of the information and collaborated with our mentor to decide all of the flags that should be included. I tried to find an interesting way of writing our school name that would also fit the style of our school. Through this, I think I got a better understanding of how diverse our school is. This project took a lot of physical work and even more planning but the final product is worth it.
My final project for high school is a mural. This mural is very creative and lights up the hallway. My partner and I decided to work on a mural, we started with 5 mini walls we would do but then decided to do one wall that represents everything. The wall contains flags of the students that go to Science Leadership Academy @ Beeber and the name of the school. We wanted to include the students and their opinions, we started off with surveys for the students which asked for “What country are you from?”. From there we started sketching, my partner and I had different ideas first but we decided that we should combine everything together. While doing this mural, I have seen many students connect with the flags that we put up, they were excited for their flags to be on the wall. Cyrus and I put a lot of hard work on this project, we both went out of our way to get the supplies we need. This mural is my favorite high school project that I spent days and days working on.