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Senior Project Topic Ideas
Here, in no particular order, are some topic ideas. Feel free to use any one of them.

GREEN topics
  • Energy use at home
  • Reducing energy costs at school
  • GREEN construction
  • Reducing waste
  • Reforestation (planting trees)
  • Learn a new skill and your product is sure to help others see the environmentally friendly future.¬†
  • Perfect a dry toilet system,
  • Learn about worm composting,
  • Build a model solar car or hydro-car from a kit or even better from scratch,
  • Explore wind energy technology, grow organically,
  • Discover the whole foods/local foods difference.¬† ¬†

NH Literacy Day -
On April 11, 2009 MVHS and MVMS will host the state-wide celebration of NH Literacy Day. There are a number of ideas related to this celebraration that would make ideal projects. And the bonus is that they have a Community Serivce component built right into the theme.

Some idease are:
  • Construct a "jungle" complete with realistic sights and sounds. What a wonderful way to display and promote jungle-theme literature.
  • Latin American folk sounds - learn songs and teach them to famiies attending the celebration.
Nearly any idea connected to Literacy, especially family literacy, could be the starting point of an exciting and rewarding Senior Project.

Other Ideas:
-Red Cross Blood Drive
-Loudon Historical Society Museum Assistant Curator needed
-Scan past yearbooks for the Library.
-Oral History Project
-Volunteer and document a significant amount of time for a local non profit organization.  There are many organizations that have small projects students could complete from fund raisers to office work.   
-Complete a significant amount of time at an internship or job shadow.¬† One letter is all it takes to secure one of these positions.¬† Think big.¬† Want to be a graphic designer? a dentist? a lawyer? an engineer? The  
       winter theater season is here - are there any productions that you would be interested in helping?¬†
-Contact a local publication and apply to write articles for them.  Concord Insider, NH TO DO, The Loudon Ledger and other local grapevines are good places to start.
-Learn a new skill: woodworking, welding, glass blowing, scuba diving, cooking professionally, sewing, quilt making.  And, use that skill to create something for the community.
-Volunteer for Meals on Wheels or a local food pantry regularly. 
-Join and participate in a community group to help them bring in money, raise awareness or to help them organize.  Big Brothers/Big Sisters, pet therapy groups, political campaigns.
-The Concord Hospital Trust is looking to raise funds to provide us with an  upgrade for our AED.  They are looking for either $235 cash gift to the Trust; $235 in in-kind support (tickets, gift certificates) to the Trust; or
      someone can conduct a mini fundraiser to support the Hospital's cardiac program and create heart health awareness.



Create a website for the Concord YES Team - Youth Environmental Service Team.  For more info-  see Mr. Ciarametaro or contact Deandra Perruccio at dmperruccio@gmail.com
Here is a fellow Gulf of Maine Insitute (GOMI) team's site, which was built by one of their high school students for course credit: http://www.greenteam.mersd.org/



The Central NH Bike Coalition is working on the Merrimack River Greenway Trail, which is a plan for a bike path running along the Merrimack River through Penacook, Concord and beyond. A newly formed organization of interested community members, Friends of the Merrimack Greenway Trail, has begun work on this project already! We are possibly looking for some help in designing and/or building a kiosk at the current trail head, which will house an artists rendering of what the Green Way Trail will eventually look like. I thought maybe this was something a student might be interested in helping with as a senior project, designing and building the kiosk? and/or a couple students interested in art/graphic design could sumbit proposals to do the rendering of the trail that will be displayed. Please let me know your thoughts and any advice on how we can get your high school guys invovled!
 
Thanks, 
Deandra Perruccio <dmperruccio@gmail.com>



The Zonta Club of Concord has a service project that provides baby layettes to low income new mothers as they leave Concord Hospital with their new babies.  Volunteers at the Concord Hospital create layettes with items provided by the public at the encouragement of the Club.  We are looking for a person to help us coordinate the next drive for baby layette items. The tasks would include:
  • Creating notices to go into the local newspapers to let the public know what items are needed and where they should be delivered;
  • Coordinating the pick up/delivery of the items delivered with the group that will be sorting them for inclusion in the layettes;
  • Identifying which needed¬†items are in short supply, and identifying another means to obtain these, such as posters or an additional news item.¬†
I would be happy to discuss the project in more detail as well as meet with you and any student who would consider engaging in this very worthwhile and important community service.  Please feel free to contact me through this e-mail address, or by calling me on my cell phone at: 545-4121.
 
Thank you for your consideration,
Susan Lombard
President,
Zonta Club of Concord



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Books on Tape (CD/DVD/MP3..) Record books as you read them. this could help the library to build up a collection of audiobooks or provide sight/reading challenged students some assitive technology for classes.




WHEN THINKING SENIOR PROJECT THINK HOW MANY HOURS YOU WILL PUT INTO THE PROJECT ITSELF.  SO, IF YOU VOLUNTEER, THINK ABOUT VOLUNTEERING 15 HOURS AT LEAST AND THEN CREATING THE SCRAPBOOK.  DO NOT INCLUDE SCRAPBOOK TIME INTO THE MINIMUM HOUR REQUIREMENT.  ALSO, DO SOMETHING THAT YOU WILL FORCE YOU TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW.  IF YOU'RE ALREADY PRETTY GOOD AT DECORATING CAKES, DON'T TAKE A CAKE DECORATING CLASS. IF YOU JUST FINISHED SALSA DANCING LESSONS, DON'T SIGN UP FOR THE MAMBA. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK A TEACHER OR ADMINISTRATOR.

Stop by the Library to discuss these and any other project topic ideas you might have with Mr. Clapp.

Last Modified: Nov 20, 2012