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St. Mary's Honors Program students give presenations

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

St. Mary's Juniors Holly Keenan, Paige Carlson and Halie Larsen gave presentations on their comprehensive research projects for the unique St. Mary's Honors Program.
Three St. Mary's High School Juniors gave their final presentations for the unique St. Mary's Honors Program recently. Paige Carlson, Holly Keenan and Halie Larsen spent the semester researching an area of interest including hands-on research, wrote a 10-15 page research paper and presented their work in front of faculty, administration and guests.

Carlson, working with advisor Ryan Berg researched and made a presentation on marketing and advertising. Keenan and Larsen both worked with Diane Frank as their advisor. Keenan researched and presented on methods of teaching and Larsen's topic was forensic pathology.

Program moderator Berg explained that any St. Mary's High School junior or senior with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above is eligible to participate.

"The program gives students the chance to pursue other opportunities than those provided in the regular curriculum. Participating in the program will allow greater academic experience through an individual research project reported on in paper format in association with a faculty supervisor," he explained.

In addition to following the program guidelines and preparing a substantial paper or project, the presentation was a requirement of the Honors Program. Berg said there were 18 students eligible to participate in the program this school year. Last year five students participated and conducted a substantial research project or paper.

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