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Projects pay off as seniors near showcase


With the end of the school year nearing, MHS seniors are wrapping up their year-long senior projects in anticipation of their April showcase. The goal of each project is to improve the community, the school, or themselves.

“We have students in three senior English classes who complete these projects,” said Nicki Thompson. “You can fit just about anything into the categories they’re given and it’s awesome to see these kids grow so much over the course of the year. They gain competence, networking to execute their projects, and grow academically with writing their research papers.”

Students from Craig Hurst, Rebecca Schweighauser, and Thompson’s classes begin working on their projects in September, research their goal, execute their plan and end the year with their community showcase, where they present their findings in front of a panel of five judges. Since the projects began 8 years ago, Marshfield seniors have raised over $80,000 for various organizations in our community.

“When we started this, events weren’t even a thought in my mind necessarily,” explained Thompson. “These students have just taken their ideas and really ran with them and we’re so proud to see what they’re able to accomplish each year.”

The final event of the year takes place with a Senior Showcase Festival, organized by Seniors Macie Vestal and Travis Greenfield on April 15, just ahead of the senior showcase on the 27th. The festival is open to the public and will take place at the fairgrounds from noon to 4 p.m. with various senior project events, fundraisers and performances.

Pick up the next few editions of the Marshfield Mail to read more about this year’s seniors and their projects to better the community, school and self.


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