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Learn Do Share: Capstone Presentations 2019

February 27, 2019

The entire Belmont Day community is looking forward to an exciting and informative week of Capstone presentations. Kudos to our eighth grade students for a year of excellence!

Please note presentation order is subject to change.

Monday, March 11, 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. (Kiva)

  • Sophie Myers: Elephants: On the Edge
  • Eli Burger: The Plastic Problem
  • Everett Dalton: Esperanto: The Language of Hope?
  • Alice Morton: Going Dark: What Happens before the Curtain Goes Up

Monday, March 11, 3:45 – 5:45 p.m. (Kiva)

  • Elena Dainora Cohen: OCD: A Culture of Misrepresentation
  • Jazmin Cruz: Social Media: Is It Good for Us?
  • Sonia Kim: Conjoined Twins: A Medical Phenomenon
  • Brennan Thomson: Vertical Forests: Combating Pollution with Architecture

Tuesday, March 12, 8:45 – 10:15 a.m. (Kiva)

  • Avery Blacklow: Living in Space: Requirements, Demands, Effects
  • Paul Lyons: ACL Injuries in Skiing 
  • Sophie Dornstein: The Ups and Downs of Vulnerability

Tuesday, March 12, 3:45 – 5:45 p.m. (Kiva)

  • Kaeleen Chen There’s One Right Behind You! Fear of Snakes
  • Ellie Kadnar: Broken Bones and Pulled Muscles: Are You Prepared to Play Sports?
  • Dylan Skenderian: Mars: A Colony Far, Far Away
  • Vivian Danahy: Underwater Exploration: Diving to the Depths of Current Knowledge

Wednesday, March 13, 8:45 – 10:15 a.m. (Kiva) 

  • Eden Lewis: Dogs and Human: A History of Friendship 
  • Isabella Kim: From “SpongeBob” to “Adventure Time:” The Cartoon Renaissance
  • Philippe Pitts: Antarctic Exploration and Its Impact

Wednesday, March 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Mezzanine in the Barn)

  • Sebastian Brandt: The Sixth Extinction
  • Sonya Lyons: Backstage: The Dark Side of Ballet
  • Kelyn Kiecza: The Past, Present, and Future of Nanotechnology
  • Sadie Levy: Girls Rock: Fighting Discrimination in the Music Industry

Thursday March 14, 8:45 – 10:15 a.m. (Kiva)

  • Mina Cho: Thalidomide: A Medical Dystopia
  • Jacob Gregor: Steroids in Sports
  • Henry Burnham: Ancient Roman Architecture: Withstanding the Test of Time

Thursday, March 14, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Kiva)

  • Nico Rimer: The Evolution of Mountain Biking
  • Max Simon: Virtual Reality: What It Is and How It’s Being Used
  • Lena Cantor: Distorted Mirror: Body Image and Society
  • Ronan Mullan: Machine Learning

Friday, March 15 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Kiva)

  • Colton Largay: The Impact of Online Advertising
  • Stella Balter: The Titanic: The Myth and the Truth
  • Cole Lemack-Bremen: How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the World
  • Julian Tinmouth: Rolling Around Boston: The MBTA

If you are planning to attend, we ask that you please keep the following key points in mind:

  • Students in pre-k to grade five must be accompanied and supervised by an adult if they wish to attend an afternoon or evening session. Middle school students may attend on their own.
  • When you attend an afternoon or evening session, we ask that you and your child(ren) plan to stay for the entire session to show support for all of our presenters.
  • If your child is enrolled in after school or an after school enrichment class and would like to attend an afternoon Capstone presentation session with you, a DISMISSAL CHANGE SLIP MUST be given to Barbara Carey at the front desk NO LATER than 9 a.m. on the morning of the presentation. These students will be dismissed to the adult specified on the dismissal form at their dismissal door.
  • After school program staff are not able to take students to the afternoon presentations.
  • If your child is not enrolled in after school and he or she wishes to stay to attend an evening session on Wednesday or Thursday, you may sign up for emergency after school care (3:30 to 5:45 p.m.) for a fee of $55. To sign up, fill out a DISMISSAL CHANGE SLIP, attach a check, and give these to Barbara Carey at the front desk NO LATER than 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the presentation. Reminder: after school dismissal starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 5:45 p.m.
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