All members of the McNicholas community are invited to the Capstone Symposium on April 27 at 7 p.m. to hear members of the Class of 2023 present their Social Justice Capstone Projects.
Over the past year, members of the Class of 2023 worked collaboratively to discern and implement a passion projects aimed at making a difference in the lives of others.
Under the guidance of an adult mentor and using the principles of Catholic Social Teaching as inspiration, students researched topics ranging from hunger and food insecurity to care for the elderly and from issues surrounding the foster care system to inclusivity in schools for those with disabilities. They explored ways to advance their causes both inside and outside of McNicholas, reached out in service to marginalized members of our society, and educated themselves and others about these important social justice issues.
Capstone Director and Chaplain Fr. Kevin Scalf, C.PP.S. said, "Our Capstone Program is an exciting initiative from the heart our school’s mission. It's inspiring to see our students working together over the course of an entire academic year on a topic they are passionate about, so the lives of others may be improved. Christ can transform hearts and actions through their good works and the principles of Catholic Social Teaching that permeate their projects."
The Capstone culminates with the evening Symposium on April 27 when groups present their learning in front of a public audience. A reception celebrating the brilliant work of these seniors will follow the presentations. All are invited to attend.
Meet in the classrooms for presentations, then join us in the lobby for a reception.
May We Help Bike Engineering for Students with Cerebral Palsy by Nate Kouche, Noah Notovny, Matthew Robey, Shawn Roesel, & Alexander Russo
Mentoring and Supporting Young People Through Sports by Michael Cheek, Landon Rupp, Joey Baca, Reid Belmont, and Gage Ores
Care for the Elderly by Danielle Dietz, Rebecca Rose, Kaitlyn Schulte, Autumn Strebel, & Meredith Umstead
Protecting the Dignity of People with Disabilities by Maggie Mulvaney, Audrey Gluck, Bella Bellissemo, Carly Badylak, & Abigail Taylor
Hunger and Food Insecurity in the Cincinnati by Taylor Bolin, Lily Crooker, Maggie Crooker, & Megan Kuhn
Depression and Anxiety in Teenagers by Peter Carroll, Andrew Edwards, Julia Hart, & Sam Noble
Education and Inclusivity for Disabilities in Schools by Reagan Kutcher, Karleen Leibreich, Naomi Preuett, & Caitlyn Voet
Adolescent Athletes and Mental Health by Brady Arnold, Nick Bruns, Adam Carville, Eli Dannemiller, & Matt Mitchell
Issues Surrounding the Foster Care System by Charlotte Ackerman, Rosie Bayer, Ellie Bowman, Kelly Carville, & Isabella Mastruserio
Mental Health Support for Diverse Students by Gwyn Gaunt, Maddy Gundrum, Harlan Mulvey, & Liv Vatter