We hope you can join us for some or all of the Senior Thesis Presentations in the school’s Lyceum beginning on Monday, May 6. Click here for the 2019 Senior Thesis Presentation Schedule.
The senior thesis 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 a topic with help from their faculty adviser. Topics are then researched and a final draft is submitted before the student prepares for the oral presentation.
The first part of the thesis presentation is an eloquent 20-minute speech delivered from memory. The speech is delivered before panelists, schoolmates, parents, faculty members and guests. Upon completion of the oral presentation, the invited panelists, conversant in the thesis topic, question the student on points that have been raised.
For the first time, a Geneva faculty member will give a thesis presentation. Mrs. Hillary Short, Director of the Senior Thesis Program, will deliver her presentation on a chapter she wrote for the book Mama Bear Apologetics: Empowering Your Kids to Challenge Cultural Lies which will be released in June. Mrs. Short’s thesis is titled “Roar Like a Mother: How to be a Mama Bear Apologist.” Hers will be the first presentation delivered on Monday, May 6 at 9:00 am in the Lyceum and will kick-off the 2019 Senior Thesis Presentations.
Please take a look at the schedule and plan to come support our seniors in this endeavor—the capstone to a Geneva education.