The senior thesis is a capstone event for Clapham School students. As a school we feel so strongly the value of this work, that it is a graduation requirement. Numerous alumni look back at the senior thesis as the single greatest preparation for college-level work. For some, the research done on the senior thesis leads to further work at college and beyond.
The seven seniors who presented and defended their thesis this May will soon graduate and embark on the next stage of their educational journeys. We know many who wanted to attend in person or virtually weren't able to participate in the live event. Therefore, we are pleased to share all seven of the presentations below.
The Reality of Historical and Current Dehumanizing Language
Modern Education and Its Failure to Train American Citizens
by Ari Escareno
The Rise and Fall of America
by Luke Johnsen
Artificial Intelligence and Its Integration into Society
Social Media and Its Negative Impact on the Voice of the Church
The History and Theology of Emotions in Faith
Peer Pressure in Teens: The Importance of Good Influences
We are grateful to all the panelists who participated in the live thesis defenses. Even though we haven't shared the defenses in the videos above, each student rose to the challenge in this crucial exercise in defending one's ideas.
We look forward to starting the next batch of senior theses for the class of 2022!