Philip W. Sugg Art teacher Ms. Emily Morris assisted as a Senior Exhibition mentor this year for Lisbon High School senior, Laura Giraldo. A senior exhibition project is a graduation requirement for all Lisbon students. “Student’s must decide on a topic for their project, do a research paper, contact and secure mentors, spend 15 hours of physical interaction time with mentors on the project in order to connect, and write their research paper,” according to community mentor coordinator, Monica Millhime. “In the third phase of senior exhibitions, seniors complete a judge’s notebook which is to tie all the “ends together” about their experience with the process. Notebooks include a personal letter about themselves, a self-evaluation of their project, a synopsis of their paper, and documentation from their mentors, shares Mrs. Millhime.

When asked why she wanted to mentor with Art teacher, Ms. Morris, Laura shared, “I’m really into art, and I want to be an art teacher.” “The best part of being an art teacher is that you get to be around art all the time,” says Laura.

“It makes me very happy to see that there are students that are interested in art education,” shares Ms. Morris. Ms. Morris also likes having students shadow with her because it’s an opportunity for them to see what it’s like to be an Art teacher.

Senior exhibition judging was held at the Lisbon High School on Thursday March 19, and Friday March 20. Over 50 community judges from all walks of life and area business viewed the student presentations during the two-day event. “Each year we ask the judges to provide a critique of their experience,” shares Mrs. Millhime. “The feedback from our judges this year was that students were definitely making the connections with the topics, research and presentations.”

Community judges, staff and seniors were treated to a luncheon buffet each day provided by Food City in Lisbon Falls.


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