Completed Projects!

The Arts, History, Social Science. Law and Literature: 

  • Comprehensive history of and analysis of the myths and legends of the Slenderman.  This year-long work culminated in a website that is currently the topmost utilized website as a resource on the subject based on the internet’s major search engines.
  • Create a documentary film chronicling the year of the Odyssey of the Mind extracurricular club in the OJR School District.
  • An original play written, directed, produced, scored and performed by students.  This yearlong project culminated in an outstanding production complete with props, lighting and music.  The play was performed by OJR students at OJR and open to the public.
  • A yearlong endeavor to have the OJR High School and School District make mandatory for graduation that every student be responsible for 40 hours of community service over the course of their four (4) years of matriculation at OJR HS.
  • Screenplay -  A short play about a man who suffers from schizophrenia and quits his drugs to face his illness.
  • Intern with the District’s Office of Public Relations: Create and publish a bi-monthly newsletter for district employees and personnel.
  • Documentary of the Battle of Hastings
  • A visual presentation showing the analysis of Edgar Allen Poe’s writing and associating these with possible mental disorders – shown visually to depict connections of each.
  • The analysis of the annexation of Crimea and the Ukraine and how this could be analogous to the game of chess in both strategy and tactics.
  • How to run an effective campaign – a campaign for school office was waged using all of the different techniques and methods currently used in grass roots campaigns and in mass media.
  • A research-based written work - "The Danish Empire’s Impact on Subservient Countries Following its Rule"
  • A written work – An analysis of dystopian genre books: that which is realistic and that which is not.
  • Research-based written analysis: To be a Physical Therapist -  the aspects of the career and associated education needed.
  • The invention and evolution of the common orchestral instruments – a written work accompanied by a visual timeline.
  • “The Great Pyramid of Giza: Structures, Secrets and Suspicions” - written work:
  • Best Places to Whale Watch in the United States – written work with maps.
  • Dream study – a student researched the psychiatric-based meanings behind dreams, kept a dream journal and crafted a written work to chronical and document her findings.
  • Security Analysis - Students worked with the Security Dept. to learn how the school keeps the students safe and what this means – then – the students gave their perspective and worked together with the Security Dept. to make our school even safer with no additional expenditure.
  • “World Domination” – a written work and map showing, calculating and assessing three international corporations based on their locations, assets and revenue.
  • An Assessment of Men’s Sports vs. Women’s Sports via Title IX, number of collegiate sports, scholarship monies awarded and the types of sports offered.
  • “Existentialism, Absurdism and the Stranger” – an analysis in the form of a written work
  • “Mongols vs. Spartans” – a PowerPoint assessing both cultures , military power and tactics and an analysis of which might be the victor if they were to meet in battle when at their peak.
  • “A Social Dispute” – a written work exercise in the voice of an oration discussing the imbalance between America’s ideals and where the country has gone astray.
  • The Battle of Hastings:  an account of the battle written in the voice of a soldier who was part of this battle.
  • A musical study of the songs of the Humpback Whale – the “Whale Cleft”.  Can humans play “The Whale Cleft” on orchestral instruments?
  • Nature vs. Nurture – a written work of the concepts surrounding and establishing the theory.
  • Socialism and Communism.  A written analysis and comparison of both forms of government.
  • An original screenplay of an original play written exclusively by a single student.
  • An original satirical newsletter.
  • A culminating and insightful reflection of the concepts learned in Gifted Seminar and how they have changed thinking and affected decision making.
  • Student created a service in which she goes into the community and plays her cello at community and private events.  She created a website for her service, promoted her service and performed at numerous area events.
  • A local organization created to help a school for girls in India by raising funds and by local female peers to write letters to the girls of this school to create community and create a connection between our community and theirs.
  • “What Do You Think?  And Why?”  An analysis of the political views shared and not shared based on differences in age.  The student created and executed a survey to a large number of individuals of all ages and political views.  The students analyzed the data, presented the her findings to the class and completed a written work documenting the same.
  • “Mental Illness and the Arts” – a written work chronicling and analyzing the relationships between the greatest artists in history and the metal disorders, illnesses and additions from which each suffered.
  • “Behavioral Development” – a written work analyzing serial killers and the relationships between the individual’s behavioral development, their relationships with their parents and how this may have driven them to perform the acts that made them some of the most notorious and violent individuals in the United States.
  • “Time IV a Story” A tongue-in-cheek, but historically accurate story of two dysfunctional simpletons who travel from one world conflict to another.
  • “The Fear in Average” – a written work analyzing the region and answering the question: Why are so many horror movies filmed in this area?
  • Original written work:  “The Salvation of Bartimaeus, The Story of an Empty Man with an Empty Casket”.  This is a sequel to another original work entitled, “Chasing the Empty Child”
  • “What Color is You Personality?”  The development and implementation of a survey designed to attempt to match an individual’s personality with their favorite color based on questions regarding one’s personality.
  • “Analyzing Anarchy” -  a written work analyzing, describing and debunking myths surrounding Anarchy.
  • A written work, untitled – An analysis of the crises in the Ukraine created by Russia’s annexation of the sovereign body, a history of how the conflict arose and using these to apply an analysis of the historical timeline of this region and the same strategies employed in the game, Chess.
  • Creation, development and building of a trivial- based board game.  The game questions are based in the physical attributes of people from various parts of the world.  Data was gathered for these questions through extensive research, analysis and synthesis of date of regionally unique and common human physical characteristics.
  • “Financial Analysis” – a research-based written work comparing the accounting books (public) of the world’s major technology companies.
  • “Convenience Store Layout Explanations” – a research-based analysis to optimize the flow of foot traffic through a conceptualized convenience store to maximize sales and profit.
  • “Personality Disorders” – a reflection on research that found and documented the similarities and matches that exist between the propensity of specific personality disorders and serial killers.
  • The creation of the “Junior Paranormal Investigation Association” – a club at the OJR HS made up of students interested in the paranormal and area/regional history.
  • “Series of Lies?” – a written work analyzing the dystopian genre of fiction and reviewing of the technology and customs would be available and realistic within these fictional societies.
  • “The Danish Empire’s Impact on Subservient Countries Following it’s Rule”  A written work.
  • Timeline of Musical Instruments:  A timeline was produced showing the “discovery” and  evolution of today’s band and orchestral instruments.
  • Bias and the News – an explanation and analysis of bias and error in the news, how it can affect those who listen and how it can be influenced by the corporations who own the news outlets.
  • “Poetry Compilation” – a series of poems in which the student stepped out of her comfort zone and investigated new topics along with new styles of poetry to express her ideas.
  • More to come…