Smithfield-Selma High School has recognized nine seniors for exemplary work on their graduation projects.
The students are Lily Faulconer, Daniel Garcia, Frankie Guo, Joshua Harris, Juwuan Hinton, Cameron Hoyt, Cameron McCullers, Warda Mohamed and Gabby Tourangeau. Their projects ranged from building a ramp into a playground for children in wheelchairs to presentations on cyberbullying.
Hoyt said she understood the importance of the senior project and believed in its value. “I think if you choose something that’s important to you, you’ll learn about yourself and others,” she said.
Mohamed said completing a graduation project can seem like an overwhelming task, but she thinks it’s important to push through. “If you try your best and strive for success, through hard work and dedication, you can get the job done,” she said.
The Johnston County school system’s Graduation Project gives students the opportunity to connect content knowledge, acquired skills and work habits to real-world situations and issues.
Through the project, students use various skills, including computer knowledge, information retrieval, language, teamwork and problem solving. The project has four components: a research paper, a product, a portfolio and an oral presentation.
From left are Smithfield-Selma High School seniors Joshua Harris, Lily Faulconer, Cameron McCullers, Cameron Hoyt and Warda Mohamed. Not pictured are Daniel Garcia, Frankie Guo, Juwuan Hinton and Gabby Tourangeau.