Recent Senior Projects

For six weeks at the end of their senior year, Park students engage in Senior Projects. 

The Senior Project is the culmination of students’ intellectual, academic, and community activities at Park. It is an opportunity for seniors to plan and execute an individual program of study and to experience some of the demands and rigors of work beyond their usual high school environment. The Senior Project calls on students to create and develop goals that require intense use of their individual talents and resources.

Class of 2017 Projects

  • ABIS & Company
    Performing a variety of tasks at a small business as it kicks off new projects
  • Access to Wholistic & Productive Living Institute, Inc.
    Interning with the organization’s Bright Beginnings program, an infant mortality reduction initiative
  • Alperstein & Diener, PA
    Interning with a criminal defense attorney
  • American Diabetes Association
    Interning with the American Diabetes Association
  • American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
    Working in archives for the American Folklife Center’s Civil Rights History Project
  • Art Project
    Creating a portfolio of medical illustrations
  • Art Project
    Creating a 48 x 60-inch freehand acrylic painting
  • Art with a Heart
    Assisting in the office and in an elementary school classroom
  • Art with a Heart
    Helping to teach art class at Margaret Brent Elementary and Middle School, and working in HeartWares
  • Baltimore Ravens
    Interning at the Baltimore Ravens Business Development Office
  • Beth El Congregation
    Working with The Soul Center (a place for alternate spirituality, e.g. yoga, meditation, art) and shadowing the rabbi
  • Boone Street Farm
    Planting, harvesting, and teaching children on an urban farm in Baltimore
  • Carrie Murray Nature Center
    Caring for and maintaining a large number of animals
  • Carter Wilde Dog Training
    Learning to train service dogs and pet dogs
  • Clean Cuts Studio
    Interning in a professional audio/visual studio
  • Coppermine Fieldhouse
    Assist coaching soccer and gymnastics to toddlers and preparing for upcoming summer camps
  • Delegate Antonio Hayes
    Rejuvenating the Towanda Recreational Center
  • Development Seed
    Creating maps to aid international development using AI and satellites
  • Dr. Stacey Fisher
    Shadowing various medical professionals at the University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Dr. Daniel L. Herr
    Volunteering at the University of Maryland Medical Center in the cardiology unit and collecting data for a study
  • Dr. Samir Jafri
    Working in a neuroscience lab and shadowing surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Dr. Jennifer Lee
    Observing in a pediatric anesthesia laboratory that uses a piglet-based model
  • Dr. Edward McFarland
    Shadowing an orthopedic surgeon and learning about the field of medicine
  • Dr. Anindo Roy
    Working with VA scientists on research and development of robotic therapy for stroke patients
  • Dr. Jeffrey Wolf
    Interning with ENTs at the University of Maryland Medical Center and shadowing doctors during patient visits and in surgery
  • First English Lutheran Preschool & The Children’s Bookstore
    Diving deeply into children’s literature; writing and illustrating a children’s book
  • Floura Teeter
    Shadowing landscape architects
  • Full Circle Dance Studio
    Doing writing and media work for Full Circle Dance Studio
  • Girl’s Life Magazine
    Working at a popular magazine focused on the interests of young girls and writing for its website
  • Hall and Co. Design
    Interning at a residential interior design company
  • Harbor Labs LLC
    Working at a computer security and reverse programming consulting firm
  • Harris Rubin
    Working at a custom furniture design and manufacturing studio
  • Hickory Ridge Animal Hospital & Small Miracles Animal Rescue
    Shadowing veterinarians during surgery and assisting with animal care
  • International Cuisine
    Making food from three European and three Asian countries
  • Itineris Foundation
    Interning with a group that teaches life skills to adults with autism and integrates them into the community
  • Jenkins Baer Associates
    Working with the librarian and shadowing others at a design firm in Baltimore
  • Johns Hopkins University Center for Public Health and Human Rights
    Working with a Hopkins organization that uses public health research to promote human rights
  • K&S Associates
    Learning about running the parts shop and working in a full-service auto repair shop
  • KIPP Ujima Village Academy
    Working as a science teaching assistant at a charter school in Baltimore
  • Linwoods Restaurant
    Working on the restaurant floor, in the offices, at parties, and learning from the general manager
  • Living Classrooms Foundation
    Sailing and teaching for a shipboard environmental education program focused on the Chesapeake Bay
  • Maiden Choice School & Pivot Physical Therapy
    Working with PTs for special needs students at Maiden Choice School and with typically developed adults at Pivot Physical Therapy
  • Make Studio
    Working with and alongside disabled artists
  • Maryland Film Festival
    Helping to run the Maryland Film Festival and open the Parkway Theater
  • Maryland Science Center
    Educating visitors about science at the Maryland Science Center
  • Merrill Lynch
    Working on the considerations of the unique financial planning needs of LGBT clients
  • Mouth Party Caramel
    Working as a general assistant
  • Office of Mayor Catherine Pugh
    Working with our immigrant and refugee communities through the Mayor’s Office and Esperanza Center
  • Office of Representative John Sarbanes
    Learning about the inner workings of a congressional district office
  • Office of United States Senator Ben Cardin
    Interning in a busy Senator’s office during a very busy time
  • Pete’s Cycle
    Working in a motorcycle shop assisting mechanics and other employees with a variety of tasks
  • PeytonHome
    Interning at an interior design showroom
  • PreLoad
    Interning at a water tank construction site
  • Recording Project
    Recording, producing, and mixing a full-length album
  • Recording Studio Project
    Producing, mixing, and mastering an electronic album from scratch
  • Rosedale Freedom Project
    Living with a Rosedale family and shadowing with the Rosedale Freedom Project executive director to learn about grassroots organizing
  • S3 Training Center
    Training athletes and teams to increase speed, strength, and explosiveness
  • Saint David’s Nursery School
    Working with teachers and administrators
  • Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy
    Interning as a teacher’s assistant for a first-year English teacher
  • Saint Paul’s Plus
    Working in classrooms with children ages 6 weeks to 6 years
  • STX
    Working with the marketing department of a lacrosse, field hockey, and ice hockey manufacturing company
  • The Center for Urban Families
    Working with The Center, offering programs to help families achieve economic success and stability
  • The Esperanza Center
    Teaching and advancing projects for a nonprofit organization that provides educational services to immigrants in Baltimore
  • The Great Cookie
    Learning to manage a small business that makes and sells cookies
  • The Law Offices of Debra A. Thomas
    Reviewing cases, attending trials, and conducting office work for a personal injury and family law firm
  • The Law Offices of Frank D. Boston III
    Interning at a Baltimore law firm 
  • The League for People with Disabilities
    Working on fundraising efforts, including setting up an Ebay store
  • The Park School of Baltimore
    Working in the first grade to learn about classroom management and early childhood education
  • The Park School of Baltimore
    Working as a teaching assistant for the Lower School Spanish teacher for grades 1, 4, and 5
  • The Park School of Baltimore
    Writing a script exploring gender stereotypes and coordinating a reading
  • Towson Orthopaedic Associates
    Shadowing multiple orthopedic surgeons in the operating room and in the outpatient clinic
  • Tree Surgery
    Working with a professional arborist to learn more about forestry
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
    Assisting with the medical treatment of shock trauma patients
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Researching the effect skull thickness has on attenuation of transcranial focused ultrasound
  • WBAL-TV 11 News
    Working at the assignment desk and assisting both reporters and producers
  • WEAA Radio
    Interning at WEAA and creating a podcast about artists in Baltimore
  • WYPR Radio
    Working with Aaron Henkin and interviewing strangers for his radio show, Out of the Blocks
  • Youth in Transition School
    Assisting primarily autistic students and learning behavioral management skills in the classroom

Community partners for past projects have included: 

  • Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma
  • American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
  • Anne Arundel Community College, Japanese tutor, teaching assistant
  • Art with a Heart
  • Ashburton Elementary, teacher’s assistant
  • Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks
  • Baltimore City, Office of the Public Defender
  • Baltimore Opera Company
  • Baltimore Sun, photojournalism
  • Baltimore Theatre Project
  • Beth El Congregation
  • Boone Street Farm
  • Carrie Murray Nature Center
  • Centerline Construction Co.
  • Charles Levine Caterers
  • Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity
  • Child Psychiatry, Sheppard Pratt
  • Classic Catering
  • Delegate Antonio Hayes
  • Digital Media Center, JHU
  • District Court of Maryland, Baltimore City
  • Documentary filmmaking, the Baltimore arts scene
  • Eddie’s of Roland Park, chef
  • Federal Public Defenders
  • Freedom Academy
  • Gertrude’s at the BMA, chef
  • Hord Coplan Macht, architecture
  • John Archer School, teacher’s assistant
  • John Thurston, guitar and instrument repair
  • KIPP Ujima Village Academy
  • Legg Mason
  • Linder Automotive
  • Linwoods Restaurant
  • Living Classrooms Foundation
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Maryland Athletic Club
  • Maryland Equine Center
  • Maryland Film Festival
  • Maryland Science Center
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Millman Search Group
  • Moy/Zaft Consulting Group, investments
  • Ms. Desserts
  • Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
  • National Aquarium
  • Office of Mayor Catherine Pugh
  • Office of Representative John Sarbanes
  • Office of United States Senator Ben Cardin
  • Old Bay Marina
  • Piano Craft
  • Planned Parenthood
  • PRS Guitars
  • Public Justice Center
  • PW Feats, event planning
  • Ragdolls, clothing design
  • RBC Dain Rauscher/Schaeffer Investment Group
  • Research on Zebra Fish, Carnegie Institute of Washington D.C. at JHU/Homewood
  • Reservoir High School “art teacher” assistant
  • Rosedale Freedom Project
  • Run of the Mill Theater/Center Stage
  • Rutland Beard Florists
  • Sisson Street Automotive
  • Sound Print Recording Studios
  • Star Auto
  • Stone Mill Bakery
  • The Baltimore Ravens
  • The Center for Urban Families
  • The City Paper, writing/editing
  • The Esperanza Center
  • The Family Tree (Parents’ Anonymous)
  • The Improv Comedy Club in Baltimore
  • Trahan Burden and Charles, advertising
  • Union Memorial Sports Medicine
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Unruly Productions
  • Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, assistant surgical tech
  • Vineyard Theater, New York NY
  • Weber Shandwick Worldwide, advertising
  • William Buie, Attorney at Law
  • Wine making, Boordy Vineyards
  • Wine Merchant
  • WBAL-TV 11 News
  • WEAA
  • WNST Sports Radio
  • WYPR
  • WZBA Music Radio
  • Youth in Transition School