The once rather messy and confusing senior project process is getting a make over. The Senior Class Leadership Counsel (SCLC) has been meeting to find ways to make the annual senior projects easier to accomplish.
“The original senior project process involved a lot of forms and getting signatures from a parent, your mentor, the program directors, and maybe administration.” SCLC member Soph Lundberg said.
The senior project, a month long endeavor, pushes seniors out of the familiar wall of Saint Paul Academy and Summit School and into a internship or independent studies of their choosing. It can already be a stressful time period for the seniors, since they are in charge of themselves and their schedules for four weeks, but the paper work and such can make it extra stressful. One way that the SCLC saw as a solution was shifting to technology.
“I think what we’re mainly trying to do with the addition of technology is streamline the process. It’ll definitely make it easier for seniors, mentors, and faculty to communicate effectively with each other. We’re currently considering different options like Google Forms and selfies. I think the shift to technology is still at an early stage so there’s still some things left to discuss.” Lundberg said.
While the shift may be in an early stage, there are pros and cons to be weighed. However, Lundberg sees that the pros will ultimately outweigh the cons.
“I guess there’s the potential of glitches and whatnot. But I think it’ll make things more convenient and less stressful. Hopefully, the process will feel easier and more organized for all parties involved.”