Senior Project students put sashes on a successful year


Senior Project students put sashes on a successful year

June 5, 2024

Eight WVHS seniors celebrated the successful conclusion to their year-long Senior Projects during a banquet and sashing ceremony held Tuesday evening at the high school. The banquet was held in the high school atrium, and hosted by Senior Project advisors Jeanine Fogler and Nick DiLeo for the students, their families, their project mentors, high school administration, and special guest Dr. Marijane Reinhard. The dinner was followed by a ceremony in the auditorium, during which the students were presented with Senior Project graduation sashes. 


The Tuesday night celebration  was preceded by the students presenting their final boards for adjudication by panels of judges made up of WVCSD staff, community members, and Senior Project alumni. The panel sessions were 20 minutes each, during which the students also had to field follow-up questions on their topics from the panelists.

Here is the processional from Tuesday evening’s ceremony…
** Enjoy a gallery of images from Monday and Tuesday evening below this story.**



Senior Project is nationally-recognized program that combines project-based learning, real-world performance opportunities and professional networking, to give its participants invaluable know-how, insight, and experience into the fields of study that interest them most.

The class is largely self-led, making it a relevant and challenging test of graduates’ readiness for today’s fast-paced, global community. The rigorous course includes completing “The 4 P’s.”

  1. Project: What each student chooses to study, and goals they set to accomplish with their mentor.
  2. Paper: A collegiate-level paper, seven to 10 pages in length, on their topic, which presents the students’ knowledge of their topic, including findings and outcomes.
  3. Portfolio: This piece chronicles each student’s process, including documentation, correspondences, photos, and anything else related to the project.
  4. Presentation: Students give an oral presentation on their topic and outcomes to a panel of judges drawn from the District and the community.

Year to year, the students who take on Senior Project truly embrace the program’s motto: Explore your passion; discover yourself!

Congratulations to this year’s Senior Project participants:

  • Cristina Ceglia
  • Daniella Mastrantoni
  • Angelina Natoli
  • Lillian Potter
  • Kira Sarine
  • Eva Saucedo
  • Sienna Thurber
  • Abigail Willner

Additionally, the Excellence in Senior Project Award for 2024 was presented to Kira Sarine, whose Senior Project included a charity cornhole tournament that raised more than $4,500 for the Backpack Snack Attack program! Read THAT story here.   

GALLERY: Senior Project 2024 Moments


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