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John Jay High School will host its 10th annual Humanities Research Symposium on Tuesday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The evening begins with poster presentations by Humanities Research I students in the John Jay High School Library. At 7:30, juniors and seniors in Humanities Research II and III will give brief presentations of independent projects across the hallway in room N-205.
“Humanities as a discipline is concerned with how philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history or language inform and define our societies, as well as define who we are as human beings,” said Dr. Marguerite Hefferon, who directs the Humanities program with teacher Therese Von Steenburg. “These essential ideas are woven throughout the students’ work.”
This year’s presentations offer interesting insights into what teens are thinking about, with topics ranging from feminism and neurodiversity to the EPA and American security post 9/11. It features:
in photo, left to right. Back row: Dr. Hefferon, Sydney Rappa, Chase Goldman, Zachary Boles, Alessandra Tucker, Silvia Welch, Sarah Siegel, Therese Von Steenburg
Front Row: Laragh Cronin, Kaley Mamo, Lucy Siegel, Elizabeth Shelbred, Isabelle Pierce, Maggie Greene