Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Eighth Grade Capstone Projects [Photos]

by Kathryn Jeakle, MS Marine Science Teacher
Each year, eighth graders are challenged to find something they are passionate about, a talent they want to develop, or something to take on as an independent project. These are known as the Eighth Grade Capstone Projects. This year, students were tasked with making a community connection as part of their project. These semester-long projects were revealed on campus in a showcase on May 2.

Some examples of 2019 Eighth Grade Capstone Projects:

Allie K. took her artistic skills to a senior citizen home and painted geometric artwork.  She was able to obtain donations for all of her materials and had an extremely positive impact at the senior citizen home. Her impact was so great that one of the participants actually came to Shorecrest to help Allie present at the Showcase!  

Ainsley B. took a scuba diving course and received the her diving certificate. She then wrote a children's book, “I Sea Love is Forever,” dedicated to her grandfather who was memorialized with an eternal reef ball in the Gulf of Mexico.

Victoria D. created a Garden to Remember. Her garden is very memorable because it was created for a woman with dementia. The only requirement was to have colorful flowers, and Victoria delivered. The garden is really beautiful! It has given hope and happiness to the woman who has recently fallen ill.

Nicolas M. participated in several Ghost Trap Rodeos throughout the Tampa Bay area.  He traveled in boats to find and remove derelict crab traps. The six rodeos he participated in collected a total of 19,000 pounds of material that should not be in the Tampa Bay estuary. Nicolas' participation in these rodeos has made a considerable differences in the quality of our local coastal waters.

View more project showcase photos here.

Complete list of projects (by showcase room):
Jeremy B - Shelf for the Olympics
Stefan B - The Racquet Machine
Drew B - Drive, Chip, & Putt
James F - Helping Helmets
Taylor H - A Little Help Goes a Long Way
Rogan K - Sticks for Tots
Camden L - Batter Up
Meredith M - Staying in the Game
Michael M - Fundamental Basketball
Matthew W - TOPS Soccer
Noah A - Nature Bench (Hallway)
Ainsley B - I Sea Love is Forever
Daniel C - CPR
Jackie C - Beautify the Burg
Patrick D - Tighty Tides
Will F - Casa de Murcielago
Trey F - Cleaning St. Pete
Reid H - The Downside of Recycling
Jack L - Garbage Free is the Way to Be
Nicholas M - Ghost Trap Rodeo
Fin M - Clean Beaches=Healthy Environment
Sam P - Reuse or Abuse
Nick R - Saving the World One Piece at a Time
Alissa S - The New Building
Andrew S - Marine CleanUp
Dylan W - Pinellas County Cleanups
Alex W - Keeping St. Pete Clean

Sofia A - A Different Mind
Ava B - Sweets for Senior Citizens
Alex B - Helping at the House
Cate B - Stop the Bleed
Holland B - Teaching from the Heart; Keeping Your Heart Healthy
Lillee B - Furry Friends for Finals
Victoria D - A Garden To Remember
Tyler E - Packing Produce for Food Across America
Gabi H - Photos for Families
Sofiya I - Helping Hooves
Rose L - XX Small
Bella M - Ronald's Children
Jackson M - Stop Vaping Before Vaping Stops You
Taylor R - It’s a Ruff Life
Emerson S - Paw-satively Perfect Change
Mariyah S - Therapy for Therapy
Lucy T - Discovering Yourself PARC
Chase W - Doggie Day Trip

Phoenix B - Elementary Improv
Hannah D - To Teach Piano
Will E - Piano for Elders - Capstone
Hana K - Shorecrest Dance Squad
Walker T - Bring the Band Together

Alexis A - Helping Artists Around the World
Caelin B - Stickers with a Purpose
Caroline C - Earning My Horn
Chelsea C - A locket, a Book, and a Little Bit of Magic
Claire E - Cooking with Claire
Nicholas H - The Path to Kindness
Trevor H - Recreational Tampa Bay
Olivia K - Earning My Horn
Jake K - Classy Cooking
Lauren M - Healthy Cooking with Kids
Savannah N - The Full Scoop of St. Petersburg Bites
Donovan N - Blankets for Friends of Strays
Enzo P - Epoxy Resin Table
Sean S - Computer Hardware for Kids
Isa S - BuJo! -Bullet Journaling
Kevin T - Finding True Happiness
Aivey W - Book Club +
Grace W - Cozy Canines

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