Our capstone was based off of the top of me and my partner Kayla wanted to make a difference for kids that were struggling in high school. We noticed over time during quarantine, the attitude of our peers had entirely changed. So our essential question became “how can we make school more confident when it comes to mental health?” At first we were going to create a mini course so that people could talk about their feelings or their day or just how they were feeling. After doing a lot of research we realize that not everyone will be comfortable enough to speak up or have the confidence so we just created an anonymous Google form that students would be able to talk on and get responses from others. We also did interviews throughout the year talking to kids at school about Their feelings and how school was for them. “Or like on a scale from one to 10 how are you feeling today?” Overall I feel like education can really affect our mental health and we should find methods to soothe the stress.
From My Capstone, I decided to do a time capsule that's not originally what I started out with as my idea but it was settled upon later after some thought. When I first thought of the Time Capsule I thought about what I would put in it and at first, I was just thinking of doing regular items collected from the senior class years. After some more thought and thinking about what I wanted to put in the time capsule I decided that we could do letters writing to the futures students of SLA Beeber for it to be open later in 10 years' time and for them to be able to read the letters and see the items we put in there. For the letters, I collaborated with Ms.Bentum and she helped me make an extra credit assignment for the letters so that students who wanted to participate in the capstone could earn a chance to get some free extra credit. That was settled for the letters the next problem I ran into was storing the time capsule. I asked Mr. Johnson could I bury it on the school grounds and he said no. I had to figure out where else I could put it thankfully for Mr.Roy he had a room I can store it in for the 10 years. once everything was in order I started going around to ask people for items I didn't really get that many but I got enough for memories.
For my capstone I answered the guiding question, “How can video games teach us?”. I decided to answer this question with the creation of a website compiling multiple studies and examples of video games that teach. I also made a video about how some specific games use tutorials to teach us. The project was a very comfortable and fun project to create, and It helped me further my research and video creation skills.
For my capstone project, I decided to make a podcast dedicated to the lower grades such as 9th and 10th graders and those rising to 9th. It wasn’t my first capstone idea either, Originally, I wanted to have a capstone oriented around some form of volunteer work. The plan was for it to relate to the organization/group that I attended meetings with. Which made sense to me at first, due to the program being affiliated with Science Leadership Academy. Overall, I changed my idea to be something easily relatable to, which was school. So I set out to do it. For my capstone, all I had to get was two fellow seniors, a script, something to record with, and a cheap little tripod. Honestly, you don’t need everything in the world to make something you’re proud of.
For my capstone project I worked closely with Jasmine to create A Boss Brunch. This project was very tedious and took lots of time and patience to execute. We worked on this project throughout the school year and when the time finally came it was such a huge relief. We reached out to some well known brands in Philly and they came to support us and give inspirational speeches. Throughout this project I learned how to network, build, and be open to different ideas and opinions. I learned more about peoples work ethics and how not everyone is going to work at the same pace as you or even put in the same amount of effort as you. This project built me as a person and it built my brand. One of the young entrepreneurs that attended the pop-up shop has also seen a recent spike in his sales, one has decided to go to the art museum and promote his brand, and all of the others have continuously reached out after the pop up shop with business opportunites for all of the other brands.
I created a pastry business two years ago and named it Sweet Essence, this was the start of a great new life for me. Ever since that day I have been working to make my business flourish, create a larger clientele, and work at my skill. ver the past few years I was able to unfold my talent and create s many new things without guidance. With this being said I chose to do an internship with a professional baker in hopes of expanding my education from a different perspective, and better my skill. The woman I chose has been in this business for 10 years, she has a business called Jazzy B’s Cookies Cakes & Candies. While working with her I did lots of hands-on learning by helping her with her big orders and watching her complete them. We also talked about the different strategies best to use when running this type of business which helped me a lot. Towards the end f the internship, she asked me to design a cake, and then she’d guide me through making it. At the end of this internship, I was able to gain a new friendship, an entirely new skill set, and even more knowledge.
My capstone project was based on the following questions: How can we better encourage young entrepreneurs? What knowledge can we provide to entrepreneurs that will help them improve their business skills? What methods can we use to bring young entrepreneurs together and encourage them to collaborate? 2nd of My capstone project was based on the following questions: How can we better encourage young entrepreneurs? What knowledge can we provide to entrepreneurs that will help them improve their business skills? What methods can we use to bring young entrepreneurs together and encourage them to collaborate? Two of my classmates and I, both of whom own businesses, sponsored a “Boss Brunch” in Merion Botanical Park, where we met merchants interested in marketing, networking, and socializing with other young entrepreneurs.Finding a venue for the event, as well as suppliers, speakers, a caterer, and park permission. We charged a $25 selling fee and used the money to buy tables, chairs, decorations, and other essentials. Providing food and beverages, allowing each business to set up shop and sell their items, and gaining support from a few successful firms we met through social media and personal ties.At our boss brunch, there was also a photographer who documented all of the noteworthy moments. Even the most successful people have been where I am now, I’ve realized. Everyone left the brunch supporting new businesses they hadn’t heard of before, swapping social media handles, and forging connections that will remain far after the brunch. Bringing the young entrepreneur community together and allowing them to connect with one another is the most effective strategy to support them since you can relate to a group of individuals who are similar to you and can help each other uplift and support one another.
For my capstone project, I worked with Umme to research the issues that children face, especially the ones who need to carry oxygen cylinders on daily basis. We planned to make a flexible oxygen cylinder holder that can sense children’s movement so that they don’t always need to be assisted by an adult. However, the process wasn’t very easy as we started working on it, due to not having enough resources. Considering the research and also the accessibility to resources, we had to change our initial plan. We ended up making a car seat belt for the oxygen cylinder that can be used while traveling; it will secure the cylinder well, preventing it from possible accidental drips. After making our product, we presented our project as a proposal to the organization that funded us. Our main goal was to spread awareness on this issue which barely gets spoken about in our community so that people who are in power can take a step toward changing the issue. It was a different and unique experience for both of us. We have learned to think critically about the people and give back to the community that we are in. We noticed how difficult a task could be even though it may seem an easy task to do at first. Lastly, we have to acknowledge not to be afraid to change our plan if things don’t work out the way we wanted to be.
My capstone is essentially a photo gallery that focuses mainly on the Mazda MX-5 Miata, a front engine, rear wheel drive roadster that, ever since its introduction in 1989, had cemented itself as the world’s best selling sports car. This slideshow project focuses itself as a gallery. It begins with outsourced photos, but most of the photos that come out of the photo gallery are photos that I took myself. This process is cumulative of multiple plans that I initially had, but in the end I ultimately found one that still tapped into my own personal interests, given the fact that my own first car is a Miata (and is featured in this project) and I have personally done a lot of research on these cars even before this project had been initiated. The end result is a photo gallery, one that consists of legacy photos from the car’s initial development, the 1989 reveal of the car, old advertisements that I found in the meantime, and ultimately a series of photos that basically exhibit my own personal Miata on the road. In the meantime, I also took the time to basically exhibit captions to accompany the photos with this project, giving some context to the photos being presented as a result of doing so. It was also cool to do so, because in the process, even amid all the personal research I have done with the car, it was cool to see how unlikely of an origin story a Japanese-built car had.
For my senior project, I learned how to cultivate mushrooms in multiple ways and posted it to tik tok to teach an online community. I started by researching multiple strains of gourmet mushrooms and chose the best for beginners. After buying the necessary items I began to document my growing process, I would later edit these videos into tik toks.