Marblehead High School’s annual senior projects Gallery Walk attracted a big crowd on June 2, as 180 students displayed and discussed the independent work they have been doing for the last six weeks.
Each year, MHS encourages seniors to spend their last quarter outside of school, planning and executing individual projects.
“It was an outstanding showing,” said MHS teacher Andrew Scoglio, who advised students through the process. “It was wonderful how passionate many were about their topics. Many students plan to continue in their project field after high school.”
Students took on dozens of different types of work, including internships in construction, architecture, real estate, interior design, marketing, finance, customer service, fundraising, music production, creative arts and athletics. Some students worked with teachers in Marblehead classrooms.
For his senior project, Zack Perlman volunteered with the Marblehead Fire Department.
“It was a pleasure to work with Zack on his senior project and giving him a taste of the Fire Department and other emergency assets within the Commonwealth,” the Fire Department wrote on Facebook.
Zoe Spungin’s senior project raised nearly $500 for Girls, Inc. in Lynn. She designed and made customized graduation caps, encouraging students to donate to Girls, Inc. in exchange for one.
“I love to do little creative things,” she told the Current. “It’s a nice way to let off some steam. I am interested in having some kind of creative career, maybe in sustainable landscaping.”
Griffen Collins dedicated his senior project to recording the high school’s a cappella group The Jewel Tones and producing two EPs.
“We’re going to release them on our accounts on alternative platforms,” Collins explained. “Throughout high school, a cappella and choir have been a huge deal for me, so for my senior project I wanted to leave a mark about what we did and how we grew together.”
Principal Dan Bauer enjoyed exploring all the work.
“Today’s gallery walk was impressive to learn about the experience our seniors gained during their projects,” he said. “It is a great culminating experience to their high school career, taking what was gained through senior projects and applying it to life after high school.”