TICONDEROGA - People driving by Ticonderoga High School June 12 may have noticed a few things out of the ordinary.
A horse on the football field, a windmill in the parking lot, a motorcycle display on the tennis court, cars on the front sidewalk, one of several dogs sitting and rolling over on command on the front lawn, model airplanes buzzing the heads of people, or the ambulance pulled up to the side door?
Rest assured things were just as they should have been. It was Senior Project Day.
Completion of a senior project has been a requirement for graduation from Ticonderoga High School since 1989.
The project consists of a research paper, a minimum of 20 hours of "hands-on" work related to their topic and a presentation of the project to a panel comprised of school personnel, former students and community members.
Students choose the topics for their projects and must submit a formal proposal at the beginning of the process. Students then choose a mentor to guide them throughout the project.
Students are encouraged to choose topics that they have a strong desire to learn more about; and that will challenge them to develop new skills and talents.
"We would like to thank all the mentors, and community members who were part of this year's senior projects," said adviser Kimberly Powers. "Without your participation the senior project would not be possible."