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Kenny Kidd was named the 2018 G.K. Chesterton Award Winner for the most outstanding senior thesis.

We hope you can join us for the second week of the 2019 Senior Thesis Presentations in the school’s Lyceum. Click here for the schedule.

The following students have been named finalists to compete for the annual G.K. Chesterton Award which is bestowed on the senior with the best overall presentation: Jillian Albus, Amy Ambelang, Aisling Ayers, William Cone, Eleanor Galbreath, Gabrielle Griffey, Aidan Hamilton, Jacqueline Knox, Aimée Metzger, Ashley Salter and Matthew Schroder. These students will deliver their theses on Monday and Tuesday, May 13-14. Rhetoric School Headmaster will announce the G.K. Chesterton Award Winner at the school’s Closing Assembly on Friday, May 24.

The senior thesis is a dissertation in which the student advances an original point of view, typically on a controversial topic. 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. The student demonstrates competency in fielding the questions by “thinking on his feet.”

Please take a look at the schedule and plan to come support our seniors in this endeavor—the capstone to a Geneva education.