senior project

Projects too good to lose

Recently I had the privilege of judging the senior projects at Placer High School. What an inspiring and uplifting experience it was. These projects teach the students about settin ...

Local high schools considering modified ‘senior project’

While Senior Project was cancelled as a district-wide graduation requirement at a Placer Union High School District board of trustees meeting July 12, local high schools are still ...

Pink Floyd song got it right

Teenagers throughout the foothills are joining me in rejoicing today, our cheers resounding from the treetops, echoing through the canyons, and reverberating around the schools in ...

Board of Trustees votes to eliminate senior project

Senior project will no longer be a Placer Union High School District graduation requirement for the foreseeable future. The district’s Board of Trustees voted to eliminate seni ...

Senior project needs to stay

Why in the world would the Placer (Union High School) District want to eliminate senior project? This is a wonderful program that lets seniors showcase their final piece of work to ...

Keep senior project program

I am writing to implore the Placer Union High School District Board of Directors to keep the senior project intact and going. At the most I would provide direction to staff to look ...

Dropping senior projects a blunder

A massive educational blunder will be made if the Placer Union High School (District) Board of Trustees votes to eliminate senior project as a graduation requirement (Journal, July ...

Senior Spotlight: Samantha Ledbetter

Editor’s Note: This is an occasional series spotlighting high school senior projects in the community. Name: Samantha Ledbetter Age: 18 School: Placer High School What is your ...

Student holds dance for ill boys

Placer High student Holly Kenoyer created a senior project that incorporates her future career goal: keeping people healthy. Kenoyer, 17, is hosting a dance from 8-11 p.m. Nov. 6 ...

Teens work to bring the teachings of tolerance

A senior project could give Placer High School students a lesson in not passing judgment. Seniors Addie Pass and Mackenzie McGown are hoping to bring the program Breaking Down the ...

Senior projects ready students for reality

Last week while speaking with one of the Loomis town elders, I was informed that Del Oro High School is considering eliminating senior projects. If I were faced with the prospects ...

Senior project focuses on filming local artists

Two students at Placer High School used their passion for art and film to team up and create a documentary highlighting local Auburn artists. Katie Richardson and Alex Sibaja int ...

Chana prepares students for success

Chana High School’s senior project was a recent topic in the article, “Doubt cast on future of senior projects,” (Journal, March 19). Unfortunately, Chana staff members were ...

Senior projects prep students for their future

Senior projects are a 20-year tradition that should continue helping students and the community for an additional 20 years and beyond. For the past two years, Placer Union High S ...

An exhausting senior project

The thought of running a marathon is enough to induce stress in just about anybody. Colin Brown found that to be true, but he found the perfect anecdote when he began training fo ...