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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Senior Capstone Day

Just had to write a quick blog after seeing some wonderful projects this morning. It's a day when I am on the edge of my chair, (just as several teachers are), hoping students give the right answer to a tough question a judge has asked them. We KNOW they know the answer! The teachers take the projects as seriously as their students, as this is a day where they know the quality of the student's senior capstone is also a reflection on them. Over and over this morning I heard of the lessons learned in "time management" "time is money" "customer service" "work smarter not harder" "it's about moving quickly to solve a problem--time is money in the real world". And the always present advice: "Don't wait until the last minute to do your project, juniors!"

I am so proud of our students, AND our staff! This day always reminds me, as I listen to students' presentations, of why I chose education as a career. I can't help but leave each session bursting with pride, no matter how nervous a student might have been,and feeling good about Vantage's part in helping that student grow. It's a feeling that will stick with me for a long time.

Thanks to all of our community members and associate school personnel who came out today to judge or watch student presentations. We couldn't do Senior Capstone Day without you!