Members of the OLSH Class of 2023 came to school dressed to impress on Monday, March 27th to give their Senior Seminar presentations. These presentations are the culmination of the OLSH Senior Seminar: Felician Values Fulfilled project. Throughout the school year, students engaged in service activities, a job shadow, a water challenge, and a budget project. Some got a head start on their obligations, beginning during the summer or even during their junior year. In their presentations, students reflected on their experiences, connecting everything back to each of the Felician Core Values, and talking about their own personal transformations. Presentations included a video and a farewell speech.
Each senior presented to a panel of 3-4 faculty members. Felician Sisters dropped in on some presentations to see the impact of an OLSH education on our students. Students shared of service projects with organizations around the Pittsburgh area, from youth sports to the food bank to the Special Olympics. They shadowed judges, engineers, teachers, and doctors. Some even had the opportunity to shadow OLSH alumni. Many students shared how impactful their service projects and the water challenge were. The water challenge, which requires students to use only one gallon of water for a 24-hour period, relates to the Felician Core Value of Transformation, and opened their eyes to how less-fortunate people live.
Teachers enjoyed hearing about students' experiences and how they personally connected with the Felician Core Values. They were moved watching the creative ways students demonstrated their transformation through video, and were touched by farewell speeches that made it clear students were greatly appreciative of their time at OLSH.