Summit Academy held their junior-senior thesis presentations with three community judges over the last week. The thesis presentations are similar to a senior project in that each student chooses a topic and a mentor. The topic is researched over several months and the students present their findings to a panel of judges. This year's judges were Eileen Uhlenkott, Lu Crea and Heidi Waters. After presenting their paper, the students answer questions from the judges which further demonstrates their knowledge of the topic. The senior students complete further research based on the judge's questions and present their papers a second time which is open to parents and public. The public presentation was held Tuesday evening. Some of the thesis topics were controversial such as vaccinations in children, use of oral contraceptives and dangers of premarital sex. Other topics included the positives and negatives of youth sports, screen time use in children, and whether God freely loves all humankind. Pictured is senior Taylor Lustig answering questions from the judges while students look on. Judges from left to right are Heidi Waters, Lu Crea and Eileen Uhlenkott. Photo submitted by Summit Academy.
Above are a couple of scenes from play practice for Summit Academy’s production of “An Adaptation of Sleeping Beauty” which will be performed at the school’s sym on April 25-27.
“Fire of sun and darkness of moon, round and round spin like loom. Spinning wheel, spinning wheel, turn in the night. Round and round green ball of light.”
The Summit Academy Drama Club invites everyone in the Kingdom to a dramatic adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. Come experience the magic of this timeless classic tale at the Summit Academy Gym on April 25th, 26th, and 27th. Showtimes are 7PM each night with a matinee performance on the 27th at 1 PM.
“An Adaptation of Sleeping Beauty” was written by Gina Lustig and is being directed by Michael Rehder.
**Some scenes may be scary for young children**