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Spring Showcase 2024

Spring Showcase, a much-anticipated tradition on campus, highlights students’ hard work from the 2023–2024 school year in Signature capstone projects, Jestermester, and Emma Artists.

The Signature Capstone experience is offered to juniors and seniors who want to deepen their knowledge in an area of their choosing. Working alongside an on-campus manager, and off-campus experts in some cases, students devote the year to research and experimentation, which culminates in a presentation at Spring Showcase to the entire school community. Oftentimes, students present their original goal or hypothesis, how the project evolved throughout the year, any conclusions, and what they learned throughout the process. To learn more about different Signature projects presented at this year’s showcase, click here.

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Sydney G. ’24 presents on her research project titled Skiing Mechanics: How Different Variations Affect Downhill Skiing Performance.

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Abby A. ’25 presents on her project titled Exploration of Creation: Exploring the Creative Process in Fashion.

The Emma Artists program is for talented students in music, dance, and visual arts* who wish to advance their studies. This year, three separate concerts were filled with dancers, choreographers, violinists, flutists, sopranos, pianists, and many more exceptional artists. Each student shared their background and inspiration for their pieces in their artist statement, which can be found here. For more photos of the incredible performances, click here (photos of the performances coming soon.) 

The inaugural Jestermester over Spring Break was filled with excitement, ingenuity, and a curiosity for learning. During Spring Showcase, students and corresponding faculty were able to present their experiences to a wide array of interested folks. The excitement was contagious as students shared detailed explanations, photos, trials, and triumphs of their courses. To read more on Jestermester, click here, and to see photos from their experiences, click here.

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Students present on their Jestermester experience titled Yoga and Meditation Retreat.

Congratulations to all students who presented or performed at this year’s Spring Showcase—your work is an inspiration to the whole campus community!

*The Emma Artist visual art reception will be on Thursday, May 23, at 12:00 p.m.

Continue to explore the Spring Showcase here and find more photos from the day on SmugMug. Special thanks to Roya S. ’24 for her assistance with the day’s photography.


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