Several of our seniors enjoyed a year of specialized study.
The mentorship program is a unique program at McGehee. Near the end of her junior year, a student with a passionate interest and a stellar academic record may submit a mentorship proposal. If approved, the student spends most of her senior year pursuing her project under the guidance of a faculty member. Recently, seniors made their presentations to the upper school students and faculty. This year nine seniors pursued mentorships on a wide variety of fascinating topics. They will graduate on May 30 with distinction on their diplomas.
Julia Beery: Outdoor Education as a Solution to Nature Deficit Disorder, mentor Amy Nusbaum
Caroline Benoit: The Past Present and Future of Technological Innovations in the Field of Medicine, mentor Callie Taylor
Lucy Bernick: Equality in Higher Education, mentor Lucia Blacksher Ranier
Lucy Bryan: Manifestations of and Responses to Modern American Sexism, mentors Erin Fallon and Carolyn Thompson
Ruby Kline: Women’s Portrayal in Hollywood Films, mentor Noel Waddington
Grace Moses: The History of Beauty Explained Through Art, mentor Sarah Wiseman Rosie Odem: Sustainability at McGehee: Why Your Individual Impact Matters, mentor Catherine Cresson
Aisling O’Keefe: How Film Music & Images Affect the Emotions of Audiences, mentor Jennifer King, Noel Waddington in advisory role
Hannah Ziegler: Obstacles to Action on Climate Change, mentor Scott McLetchie, Jennifer Zitt in advisory role