ConVal to showcase student work

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  • Noah Bell’s capacitor is just one of many cool projects to be seen at ConVal’s Celebration of Learning on Thursday. Courtesy photo

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Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Monday, January 09, 2017 7:3PM

ConVal has long been know for the diverse educational programs the high school offers. Now, the Cougars have a chance to showcase all their academic efforts on one community-oriented night. 

The Celebration of Learning, set for Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the high school, is like a science fair, film festival, concert, and more, all under one roof. While ConVal has had plenty of student showcases in the past, they’ve always been compartmentalized, with one department having its event one night and another the next week, and so on. The Celebration of Learning aims to unify all that, said science teacher Carol Young, who explained that the night will feature displays from every different academic department.

“There are all these little pockets going on,” Young said, “so why not have it all on one night to invite people in to see all the things that are going on?”

Young said that the many different approaches to teaching found at ConVal lend themselves to a variety of different presentations, class by class.

“The teachers here really pose things in different ways for students to accommodate different learning styles, so when you think about that, it really makes for something that's easy to share with the public,” Young said. 

Go to one room, and you’ll see films created by video students and scored by music students. Move on to the next, and there are the results of psychology experiments, science laboratory work and engineering solutions. Ready for a trip back to the future? Check out senior Noah Bell’s capacitor.

“For me, the biggest hook is just the sheer variety of types of things that will be shown,” Young said.

If there is inclement weather, the snow date is Jan. 19.