to manage my classes and track with my program. Later on down the line I created great relationships with the students. They came to me about problems outside of sports club and I was happy to help them with anything. Hopefully, someone who engage in sports can pick up where I left off and expand SLAB sports club.
Hello my name is Zanaya and for my Senior capstone me and partner Aquila Bond teamed up to create a sports club for the fifth graders. We were inspired to do the sports club because we felt that the fifth graders needed a way to relive their little bit of stress ,burn calories , and overall have fun during the school day. The overall process was fun and pretty cool ,We all gained knowledge on howto be healthy and also have fun at the same time. If i had the chance i would do do it all over again.
My capstone is “How is music connected to memory?(High school experience)” My main goal, while doing my capstone was to see what connections could I make using music and my peers around me. I had two main agendas: Too see how music is connected to memory Also to conduct a social experiment to see what specific songs are connected to specific high school experiences. I hope to learn how others in my age group cop with emotional feelings through their music choices. This project will enable me to talk to a vast amount of students at SLA that I was unable to talk to before. By the end of this project I hope to spark some ideas within my community about music and making musical connections. My process was: Identifying what I wanted my goal to be. Identifying what kind of social experiment I can conduct to help my topic. I researched what I wanted to ask people, and how I was going to ask them(my approach). Finding out what I wanted my final to be (playlists/posters), and actually conducting the project. My product was playlists for 3 moods, and posters that I put around the school to spread awareness about the playlist. I learned more about my peers and more about what specific songs do for people, and how it connects to experiences and memories.
My capstone was the organization and event of a Basketball tournament between the students at SLA. Having a basketball tournament allowed the students to understand the meaning of collaboration and sportsmanship because at the end of the day what is SLA without companionship, teamwork and camaraderie.
For my capstone I decided to do it on the haunting truth of our corals bleaching. The reasoning for me doing my project on this is because no one really knows it's happening. It’s rarely talked about on the news and yet its impacting our everyday lives. I've always been drawn to the magic of the ocean. It feels like time slows down. Most people stare up into space with wonder yet we have this almost alien world on our planet teaming with life. But it's a world most people never explore; and yet, it plays such a big part in our lives. Our oceans are the source of life. Oceans control the climate, the weather, and the oxygen we breathe. Without healthy oceans, we do not have a healthy planet. For many of us, we live far from the nearest beach, for us, it is “out of sight, out of mind”.
As a senior at SLA, I chose to do my capstone on something I felt needed recognize not only in the SLA community but in the rest of the world. I wanted to shine a light on people with disabilities, taking time to acknowledge who they truly are, aside from what we see. A crucial part of my capstone was working with Sam (a student at SLA who uses a wheelchair), learning about her passion for basketball, and simply who she is. Sam showed me that one’s disability does not define them. My partner and I put together a video of Sam’s basketball games and our interviews with her, to share things about Sam (who has spina bifida) and things that could apply to others with disabilities. With sharing this capstone, I hope that others are mindful of the way they view people with disabilities and “remember that people with disabilities are people too, they just happen to have a disability.”
For my capstone project, I picked struggling 5th graders and paired them up with responsible mentors in the upper class of the high school. I made sure that each of the children in the middle school had someone they could bond with while still getting the help they need. In the end, I feel I achieved just that. Everyone in the program felt like they had a special bond with each other and felt like the bond be long-lasting. Throughout the program I learned the true effect of being that special person in someone’s life, and that it can be truly life-changing.
For my capstone, I did a presentation on how people with disabilities such as myself can do things with their life. My presentation shows how hard it was for me growing up with a disability and how music changed my life. I started off playing baseball and then found my way to music because of me not being allowed to play baseball due to me being visually impaired. I am here to show that music can change someone's life. It has truly changed mine for the better. I have learned a lot about myself through the years and I have truly found out what I want to be... A drummer. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MbMOIBP4M0td4NI6L8yQB6woP8hVOiqNLFgCCm3c_cA/edit