US Weekly Wrap-Up: 05.31.24

Here is a short wrap-up from this past week—May 27 through May 31—in the Upper School.

There were no classes on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

Students that have worked on Student-Directed Projects throughout the year had the opportunity to present their work on Monday at a Learning by Doing showcase. Students that presented included…

  • Chelsea Allen ’27 & Alex Borden ’27 Sign-ify
  • Maya Bitton ’25 & Talia Frumkin ’25 Streets to Stability
  • Emerson Bruce ’25 Financial Literacy for Young Adults
  • Emme Cohen ’26 Women in Journalism
  • Clare Connolly ’26 Writing for Publishing
  • Alex Fox ’25 Hydrogen Fuel Cells Applications
  • Andre Gordon ’26 Machine Learning From Scratch
  • Dylan Hirsch ’25 Sports Management/Agency
  • Jaden Johnston ’25 & Emma Thiebault ’25 The Psychology of Advertising
  • Tareq Khreis ’25 Dyslexia
  • Kate LaGatta ’25 Genetics of Agriculture
  • Sarina Nahata ’26 Consumer Psychology and Behavior
  • Chloe Peterson ’25 The Valuation of Art Through Data Science
  • Sisi Proctor ’25 Sensory Sanctuary
  • Hannah Sender ’25 Generative AI and Creative Expression
  • Jules Todd ’26 The Power of Seeing Yourself
  • Bailey Trust ’25 Explorations of vectors in sea travel
  • Sammy Wasserman ’26 Life of a Female Athlete
  • Sadie Wylie ’26 Sports Injury Prevention & Recovery

Seniors reunited for a Red Sox game on Thursday. The Senior Red Sox game is a tradition at Beaver, giving each senior class another chance to connect with one another ahead of Commencement. Even though the Red Sox didn’t win, the night was a huge success!

Students in Philosophy: Meaning of Life presented their research on AI to an audience on Friday. The class was tasked with a design challenge in which they identified an ethical issue related to AI and created a solution. Products such as a website that can detect AI in music and an AI tracker designed to make judgement calls in professional baseball were presented.

Students in Foundations of Theater presented a hilarious 10-minute Playfest. In addition to acting on stage, students also worked in production roles, managed the lights and sound, and designed costuming. Seniors completing their Senior Experiences in the Performing Arts department were also involved, acting as assistant stage managers.

With seniors back on campus on Friday, there was no better time to hold a miniature commencement ceremony for Jack McSwain ’24. Jack, who will be missing Commencement due to a rowing tournament, accepted his diploma and addressed his peers in the Rogers Room. Following the ceremony, Jack handed out hand-blown glass gifts to each of his classmates.

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