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Geneva School of Boerne seniors will present their Senior Thesis presentations May 8-17.  Senior Thesis, the capstone to a Geneva education, is a dissertation in which the student advances an original point of view, typically on a controversial topic. Seniors begin the academic year by selecting their topic with help from a faculty adviser. Topics are researched, and a final draft is submitted before the student prepares for the oral presentation component of the program.

The first part of the thesis presentation is an eloquent 20-minute speech delivered from memory. The speech is given before expert panelists, schoolmates, parents, faculty members and guests. Upon completion of the oral presentation, the invited panelists, alongside a faculty member, question the student on points they have raised. This is an opportunity for the student to demonstrate depth of knowledge on their topic along with the ability to make practical applications.

The G.K. Chesterton Award is given each year to the Outstanding Senior Thesis Presenter. Students are eligible for consideration for the award based on their research, written work and presentation. Seniors nominated for this honor have shown outstanding depth of analysis combined with ability to present in a winsome and persuasive manner.

This year’s award G.K. Chesterton Award Finalists are Alexandria Bussey, Kenzie Cates, Walker Cone, Cammy Curtis, Gracie Doan, Alexandra Doran, Hailey Kirchner, Lindsay Lee, William Muck, Keaton Shindler, Ella Sorrells and Kate Travis.

For more information on Senior Thesis and a schedule of presentations, please visit the Senior Thesis web page.