The graduating senior class, the Class of 2017, is finishing up their last week at Gilmour Academy on Friday, May 5, 2017.
After making it through final exams and now beginning AP tests, this class is officially winding down their high school careers.
They are now preparing to embark on their senior projects, a final assignment where students spend 40 hours with a mentor to experience hands-on experience in an interest or potential career.
Hannah Kirchner (‘17) is excited for her senior project, where she will be shadowing a Human Resources Manager, and she hopes to learn “more about the different fields within business” to help decide what path she wants to pursue in her future. The senior projects provide opportunities for students to learn more about themselves and the world.
Kenny Kirchner (`17) will be exploring mechanical and aeronautical engineering at Component Repair Technologies who deal with Boeing, the United States military, and a number of international clients. He plans to shadow engineers to learn about the business. He said, “I want to see what different avenues I might take in the future.”
In addition to academic responsibilities, the Class of 2017 has accomplished a special feat. Every senior submitted his or her senior statement for the yearbook. According to Mrs. Nickie Emerson, yearbook organizer, this is the first time in a few years that all seniors did this.
In celebration of this occurrence and achievement, Mr. John Overman, yearbook adviser, administered a raffle for all seniors, with the winner receiving a bobblehead of Kevin Love. Overman said, “One collector’s item deserves another.”
Seniors are encountering a time of change as they transition to their futures, and Jayla Salter (‘17), shared that she is “prepared and excited to take on her future, though she will miss the Gilmour community.” She will be partnering with Action 19 News for her senior project.