• Columbus East High School - Senior Project
    Senior Project Hall of Fame

    Senior Project Hall of Fame

    A new tradition began with the Class of 2007. The SENIOR PROJECT HALL OF FAME was established as recognition for seniors whose projects met the following criteria for selection. Nominations were received from English 12 teachers and recipients were chosen by a committee consisting of the senior project coordinator, a member of the original Senior Project exploration faculty team and the principal’s appointee.
    Selection criteria:
    1. The student made an exemplary effort to carry out the project.
    2. The project was a true stretch for the student.
    3. The project went beyond the student’s personal fulfillment to benefit someone or something else.
    4. The project was completed by the deadline.
    5. The project can stand as a model of academic and personal integrity in the true spirit of Columbus East High School’s standard for senior projects.

    The 2014 Hall of Fame recipients are:
    • Rachel Amlung - donate shoes to Haiti through the Soles4Soles program
    • Jennaleigh Burgess- train and certify a therapy dog through the Love-on-a-Leash program
    • Taylor Hannasch - collect shoeboxes of gifts for children in Haiti
    • Andrea Hendrickson - teach Spanish class to students at Fodrea Elementary school
    • Sydney Newell - raise awareness and money to build a sustainable water system in Kaihura, Uganda
    • Madel Presto - create and direct the "Acalympians" group to raise money for the East Performing Arts Dept.
    • Caroline Smith - organize Dance Marathon 2014 to benefit Turning Point domestic shelter
    The 2013 Hall of Fame recipients are:
    • Christine Awad - All Saints Services at St. Bartholomew Church
    • Connor Jensen - Athletic Meeting Room Renovation
    • Allie Newell - Confidence Group for Latino Girls
    • Rebekah Nolting - Rock Creek Staff Appreciation Brunch
    • Sarah Weaver - Media Specialist for Race Across America to Fight Childhood Obesity
    • Joel Williams - Baseball Press Box Renovation
    The 2012 Hall of Fame recipients are:
    • Megan Bailey - Electoral College Reform
    • Taylor Chitty - Pedestrian Crossing Signal on Marr Road
    • Anton Hopkins - Mayoral Debate
    • Consuelo Jimenez Perez - Bilingual Children's Book
    • Adam Kruchten - Molecular Biology Research at IUPUC
    • Meredith Lutz - Mental Health Awareness Skating Marathon
    • Jessica Sung - Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter Dance Marathon
    Six students from the Class of 2011 have been selected for the Senior Project Hall of Fame. Congratulations to:
    • Rachel Brown – Self-esteem for middle school girls
    • Jose Burgos – Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators birds of prey shed restoration
    • Alicia Gosney – Leader dog training
    • Sarah Katelynne Miller – designed purses for Haiti earthquake relief
    • Elizabeth Romanski – French National Honor Society
    • Taylor Shedd – Whale pod tracking
    Ten seniors from the Class of 2010 will be inducted into the Senior Project Hall of Fame.  These inductees will receive a certificate and a monetary stipend, donated by supporters of senior projects.  The 2010 inductees are:

    • Megan Agnew – coin collector at kidscommons for the African Granny Connection
    • Joshua Champion – directed an elementary school play
    • Lizbeth Gonzalez – Spanish translation for Pregnancy Care Center
    • Ellen Henderson – Art National Honor Society
    • Callum Morris – Library of Congress Veterans History Program
    • Lucy Moser – solar cooker for Africa
    • Mallory Reed – Saturday morning play group at Community Church of Columbus
    • Abbie Schultz – Utopia Wildlife songbird cage restoration
    • Alison Sullivan – energy conservation presentation for middle school students
    • Kelsey White – co-chair of Turning Point Dance Marathon

    Seven seniors from the Class of 2009 have been inducted into the Senior Project Hall of Fame.  The 2009 inductees are:
    • Kaitlin Carnes – aid to Guatemalan malnutrition center
    • Micah Fischer – Turning Point Dance Marathon
    • Fredrick King – Spanish lessons to Children, Inc. participants
    • Ethan Miller – mission trip interpreter
    • Kyla Stamper – French National Honor Society
    • Charlie Weikert – proto-type yo-yo
    • Alyse Zook – home design and decoration

    Six seniors from the Class of 2008 were inducted into the Senior Project Hall of Fame. The 2008 inductees are:

    McKayla Barber -

    Diversity Unity Summit

    Bryce Fathauer -

    Entrepreneurship in Ghana, Africa

    Charles Gillihan -

    Psychology Experiment

    Van Hoang -

    Domestic violence video for Turning Point Dance Marathon

    Matthew Whitlock -

    Student Voice

    Jacob Wilson -

    Christmas gifts for Haitian children

    The following students received a certificate for being 2008 honorable mention inductees:

    Nichole Fink -

    Marketing and sales of Central Middle School gym floor

    Stephany Kiel -

    Therapeutic horseback riding

    Grecia Madrid -

    Sans Souci sock drive

    Amy Mason -

    Packaging and sales of Central Middle School gym floor

    Christy Steinkamp -

    Sewing baby clothes for charity

    Sarah Stephens -

    Reading partner at Fodrea Elementary School

    Kendall Yeaton -

    The “Blessing Box” benefiting area agencies

    The Hall of Fame recipients for 2007 were as follows:

    Danielle Douglas -

    Welded Olympian Torch mounted outside Robbins Auditorium

    Esmeralda Marcos -

    Spanish flowchart for domestic violence prevention

    Cassie Pitman -

    Soccer gear for Africa

    Julie Schneider -

    Mission trip for hurricane relief

    Raphael Schwartzman -

    Screenplay on family immigration

    Teresa Thigpen -

    Federal income tax clinics

    Aubree Tuell -

    Self-esteem seminar

    Congratulations to all these graduates on their fine achievement!

Last Modified on June 10, 2014