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Student-made shirts help Nepalese girls

It may be only October, but many high school seniors, and even juniors, are hard at work on assignments that must be completed before they don their caps and gowns. Since 2008, Washington state graduation requirements have mandated that each senior complete a culminating project. This project must meet three distinct goals. One: Encourage students to think analytically, logically and creatively and to integrate experience and knowledge to solve problems. Two: Give students a chance to explore a topic in which they have a great interest. And three: Offer students an opportunity to apply their learning in a “real world” way.

Culminating project combines ideas, dreams

Emily Matthews has learned that it's always good to have a Plan B, and maybe even a Plan C. The University High School senior learned several life lessons while working on her culminating project, a graduation requirement in the Central Valley School District.