Adriana Nerio

LAKE MICHIGAN CATHOLIC – The start of Senior year is the most difficult. Seniors have to apply for colleges, apply for scholarships, and figure out what they are going to do for the rest of their lives. Other than thinking about college, the Seniors from Lake Michigan Catholic, have to face a huge project in order to graduate, called the Capstone.

On Tuesday, March 13, the seniors had finally given the presentations of their Capstone project. This is the third year that the Lake Michigan Catholic Seniors have been assigned the Capstone.

The Capstone consists of a six to ten page paper and an eight minute presentations on Catholic controversial topic. Some of these topics include abortion, did Jesus Christ really exist, the Stigmata, and much more.

The purpose of the Capstone is for seniors to demonstrate their full understanding of their Catholic faith. When presenting their topic, they stand before three judges that decide if they make it to the top five of their class.

After the top students are selected, they are then to compete for ten scholarship awards between $500 to $5,000 dollars.

Two of the many Seniors, Tanner Nutting and Anna LaSata are finished with their projects. LaSatas topics was can morality and politics truly b seperate and Nutting is did Mary ever die? Both Seniors believed that the Capstone was definitely challenging and something that should not be put off to the last minute.

“I would say this was challenging because we have not written a paper of this length before and didn’t realize how much information you need to meet the page requirement” says LaSata.

Other than being challenged by the Capstone, both Nutting and LaSata have learned good things about doing the Capstone.

Nutting has learned to manage his time and improved on his public speaking skills. LaSata learned not only her Catholic views but also how to write an extensive paper.

All their hard work has paid off, both seniors have learned good things about working on the capstone. They advice future seniors to take this project seriously and plan wisely.

The seniors are happy and relieved that the hardest part of their senior year is over and excited to see who will be in the top to represent their school in the competition for scholarships.