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Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Students Present Senior Projects

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Michelle Marvosa, who will attend Montclair State, was an assistant in Mrs. Lee's 4th grade class at Brunner School and helped young students learn about the digestive system. Credits: John Mooney
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Josh Axelrod wrote articles for TAPintoSPF. Credits: John Mooney
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Matt Halpin worked for the NJ Devils. Credits: John Mooney
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Dulce Almonte worked with Complete Care Physical Therapy in downtown Scotch Plains. Credits: John Mooney
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Zachary Cimring, who will attend Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, edited videos for a Broadway producer.  Credits: John Mooney
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Liza Kussner, who will attend Penn State next year, learned about industrial foam designs and did cost analysis for a manufacturing firm. Credits: John Mooney
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Matt Schweizer is considering teaching as a profession. Credits: John Mooney
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Seniors at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School presented their real world experiences on Tuesday morning. Credits: John Mooney
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Principal Dr. David Heisey spoke with students about their Senior Projects. Credits: John Mooney
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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School's graduating students presented their 2016 Senior Project experience to mentors and their peers on Tuesday morning.

Participants in this program were provided with the opportunity to learn from mentors in their chosen fields of study.

A number of students worked as assistants in local classrooms, often for the teachers they had during their elementary school years. Others had hands-on experience in video production, manufacturing, office management, and sports, among other fields.

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Josh Axelrod, who interned with TAPintoSPF, said he learned about the process of planning, writing and editing stories. He covered events at SPFHS, wrote profiles highlighting the accomplishments of students and business people, and got to attend a political rally that featured former President Bill Clinton as the keynote speaker. 

Michelle Marvosa, who will attend Montclair State in the fall, was an assistant in Mrs. Lee's 4th grade class at Brunner School and helped young students learn about the digestive system.

Matt Schweizer, who heads to Clemson in the fall, helped students in Mrs. Hall's 3rd grade class at Brunner comprehend a timeline of communication.

"I was sad to have to leave them," Schweizer said. "They gave me a group hug on my last day. Some of them were crying. I think if I stayed much longer that day I might have wound up crying, too."

Zachary Cimring, who will focus on media communications and film at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, edited videos for a Broadway producer. Matt Halpin, a Raiders hockey player, worked in the communications department of the New Jersey Devils.

Liza Kussner, who will attend Penn State next year, learned about new industrial foam design and did cost analysis for a manufacturing firm.

Dulce Almonte worked with Complete Care Physical Therapy in downtown Scotch Plains.

"I have always wanted to be a physical therapist and this project reassured me about what I want to do," said Almonte, who heads to West Chester University just outside Philadelphia for the next four years and then plans on going to medical school. 

"The Senior Project was a positive experience on many levels and a great way for our students to complete their senior year," wrote Dr. David Heisey, principal of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, in his invitation letter to mentors. "Your direction and support throughout this experience is greatly appreciated."

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