For my senior capstone, I am putting myself on a task to host a school blood drive. I will be working with the American Red Cross crew to set up and host a blood drive here at Science Leadership Academy.
Step team performance &
I helped create a club (SLA’s fist pep-squad), I put on a show as well as choreographed a step routine that was performed in the show.
My project was a performance that was based around SLA’s new pep-squad; I put on the show; including getting acts, setting up the performance space and setting the date and time but I also choreographed a step routine that was performed in the show. My step team performed in my show the “Show your colors” show, which was originally going to be a Black History Month show however; due to complications (of which I will explain in depth later in this paper) I was unable to meet my deadlines and missed Black History Month. I wanted to create a club that would continue on at the school after I was gone, that girls and boys could continue into college if they wanted to. I felt that this club could bring people together from all grades like other clubs such as SLA capella, Ping pong and the Poetry club but in a different way that people might not have seen before. I wanted to give insecure teenage girls and boys more self-confidence while having a ton of fun and meeting new people.
The Transit Navigator uses a website and other web tools to improve the usability of Public Transportation ("make public transit navigation simple").
I will be creating my own line of Liberian-Inspired prom dresses. There will be hopefully about six or seven dresses in the collection and I will be having full involvement in in everything that goes one. I plan to study and learn more about fashion design and more in college and it’s practically all I could think about since ninth grade. The product I’m creating is even more appropriate because then I’ll have something to start up on when I head to college and when I create my own business. Like I said before I’ve had this project in mind since ninth grade because I knew it would make applying to colleges much better since I would have my own line already out and doing well.
Here a link to my Capstone blog: http://libcapstone.blogspot.com/
My topic was how does teens go through High School with having high Functioning Autism. In order to complete the project I had to develop questions to ask the students to help me go through this process. To understand the capstone process it takes a lot of researching, collaboration, Inquiry that are the main components of completing any project at Science leadership.
First of all: This is the settings for characters.
This animation is intended to reveal the corruption and devastating influence of money and
money-worship upon human spirit and human relationship by means of narrating the experiences
and observations of two young people.
Two major characters:
1) The Young Man
The young man is well-educated, and culturally and physically strong, and good at martial arts.
He has been told that he is an orphan and was taken and brought up by his stepfather. In fact, the
stepfather is the young man’s biological father, who, a wealthy businessman, has an illusion that
his son was adopted instead of being his own son just due to his strange psychological disease
which was caused by his great sorrow over the death of his wife, and thus puts his whole heart
The young man is struggling between two values. On one hand, he is tired of the crazy wealth-
hunting acts and money-dominated values of his father and his father’s business partners. On
the other hand, he believes that he cannot live without money. Driven by such a dilemma, the
young man decided to live away, asking his father to give him the money just enough to support
The young man moves to a small and shabby lane, where poor people of different walks of life
This young man tends to humiliate people by showing them his money purposefully when he
comes to find somebody covets his money but never giving any chance to the latter.
He enjoys this kind of tricks, but in fact he is hurting himself at the same time. The more he
behaves in this way, the more evident the power of money proves, then the more it proves his
father is correct about money, and the more it proves that his values and spirit are twisted. So his
struggle and pain seems to be endless.
2) The Young Girl
The young girl’s father is also a businessman, and a business rival of the young man’s father. He
offends the powerful man over his big investment and later is killed quirkily in a traffic accident,
which the young girl is luckily absent because she is ill and is taken care of by her neighbor. The
father does not leave a will.
The young man’s father takes all measures and takes over the girl’s father’s business. The girl
moves to the home of her uncle, who works with the young man’s father’s company. The latter
cheats the girl’s uncle and usurps the girl’s father’s possessions.
Once the young man intentionally drops off some food and money when he notices the girl might
be seriously in need of money and food, and catches her when she picks them up. Then they
My process of making the animation is not fully finished because of time and difficulties of making animation and I have no way of converting the animation file from producing file into video file. However, Here are the drafts I have for the animation I am making.
Mentor: Matthew Kay
Summary: The purpose of my project was to serve as the coach of SLA’s poetry slam team while also creating an online anthology of poetry in celebration of youth poets.
Abstract: Since the start of this year’s poetry club, I’ve been leading the group’s weekly meetings and had been coaching the team in preparation for the slam season. As the leader of the poetry club, I was in charge of developing activities, writing prompts and discussion topics that would inspire conversation and allow the group of students to open up to each other with poetry as the key. During my time leading the club, I’ve witnessed among the students that bonds had formed, confidence in public speaking developed and amazing growth shown in performances. After the end of the slam season, I sent out a call for submissions for the online anthology and was grateful that there were youth out there with a story to tell and were letting me publish it. While helping those who were just beginning to discover their voice, I in turn strengthened mine and learned many valuable lessons about revision, performing and believing in the power of telling your story.You can view my capstone below or click on this link to access it full screen.
What I did for my capstone is write reflective essay for 9 days out of each of the month (5). About how I deal with using a c-pap machine each night that allows me to breath continuously throughout the night. What I learned from this is that I felt more strongly about having this disease then I thought once I had to think about it I realize it had made a bigger impact on my life then I had thought.
For my senior year I needed to complete a capstone as a final project before I graduate. It could be anything from an event to even writing a book. I chose to create a video that captures what Science Leadership Academy is truly about and other basic information about the school. Working along side your mentor you get one on one help to create the product or event and get the chance to reflect on the whole process and product.
For this project I produced music, sung music and I shot a concert. The music content is in the final stages of producing and mastering but the concert is finished. In total I learned how to work with music in a variety of ways, I feel proud that I have gained a number of new skills.
My capstone originally started out as a maneuver to receive grant money from organizations in order to help out Science Leadership Academy with sports equipment. As the year went on I quickly realized that equipment was not the real problem. The school district of Philadelphia has actually funded baseball teams this year so they could get three regulation bats and bases (along with a pitching mound). Our real problem was finding a home field. The purpose of my yearlong project was to find a field for the baseball team that was somewhat close, while making equipment more affordable for students on the team.
My capstone is an enhanced podcast tour of the Upenn museum of archeology and anthropology. My mentor gave the idea of a podcast to me after hearing my interest in archeology. By doing some community service At the museum I was able to get the information I needed to start the process. With the help of one of the workers there, Amy Ellsworth, I was able to get access to the exhibit and images for the enhanced portion of the podcast, an idea given to me by Amy herself. A script was written first with the information given then turned into the podcast.