My senior capstone was a series of interviews asking students about school and how they feel about school. Coming into my first few months of school I had no idea what I wanted to do for capstone. To be quite honest I didn’t want to do the project at all, but I did want to graduate. Now originally I wanted to do a podcast but that ultimately failed so I decided to make an informational video that teachers and staff of our school could use in order to improve on making Science Leadership Academy Beeber a better learning environment. The process was sort of a struggle. There was a big change of plan. Like I said before I initially wanted to do a podcast but people had their own assignment and couldn’t all get together. So I then changed it to a series of interviews that can have as many people as I want in there. I think everything has room for improvement but I did the best I could for this project and I am proud of it.
When I first began to think about my capstone project, editing/creating the yearbook wasn’t a thought, but when I came across the idea of it I knew it was something I had to do. During this process I collected photos from 9th-12th grade from our graduating class for all the different sections of the yearbook, had meetings to discuss upcoming deadlines, themes, categories, and formatting, and created Google forms for senior quotes, etc. Within this project, I learned more about myself and my creativity and being able to hold the responsibility of creating this yearbook for the class of 2023. Being able to help design this yearbook was an honor, to be a part of something people will never forget, and is something I’d do again. What I’d hoped to accomplish from this project was to create a memorable book for CO '2023, something heartwarming to have forever and be able to look back at in 10 years and reminisce. Now they’ll be able to take and carry these experiences and memories with them forever, which is a great thing to have, and also maintain a connection to the school and the SLA Beeber community after they graduate. Relevant information for someone trying to understand the Capstone process is you’re creating something or doing something that is beneficial not only to you but to the community and that’ll be memorable.
Just like everyone else in my senior class, our high school years were cut short. I came into SLA at beeber with the world at my feet, excited to see what high school had in store for me. When a senior capstone project was brought to my attention, my immediate thought was a yearbook. How can the core values be incorporated into the SLA Beeber 2023 Senior Yearbook to remain for the generations to follow? The yearbook required a large amount of collaboration from start to finish. We needed to brainstorm ideas, edit, communicate, and research in order for this project to be successful. We started off with finalizing a theme, after that, all our input really came from the senior class as a whole. We would run to each advisory and present our ideas or concerns and receive their feedback. Being able to work on this yearbook in my free time taught me about time management skills and creativity. I worked on the formatting, uploaded the pictures our senior class wanted to incorporate into the yearbook, and helped with the design. This project is beneficial to my community because it allows the senior class to leave with memories and positive notes on their high school experience. I would say my senior capstone project was a success because not only did I complete it in a timely manner, but it’s also something that the senior class can keep with them as they go onto the next chapter in their lives.
For my capstone project, I chose to take on the challenge of creating the school’s play from scratch. I took part in writing the script, designing costumes, and even helping in directing. This experience taught me the invaluable skills of collaboration and creativity. One of my favorite parts of this project was having the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of individuals. Each person brought their own unique skills and perspectives to the table, and together we created a cohesive team that fueled the creative process. In addition to writing the play, I took on the role of designing costumes. From finding inspiration to choosing materials, and sewing, this aspect of the project pushed me to think outside the box. By the end of the project, everyone I worked with could try new things and find new hobbies that they enjoyed. Whether it be acting, dancing, or being a part of a crew they tried a new skill. My senior capstone project experience was an unforgettable journey of collaboration and creativity. The process taught me the power of working with others to bring a vision to life.