20 years later, Providence Classical School is celebrating its tenth graduating class. The ceremony was on Saturday, May 28, 2022, and held on its school campus.
Providence’s eleven graduates have endured a senior year that culminates in a year-long fine arts project and two senior theses, which are just two of the distinctions that define a senior year at PCS. Both demands require diligent effort amidst a full schedule of their other classes.
The senior thesis is a capstone research and writing project that goes through many iterations of edits and then an oral defense in front of an audience of their peers, parents, alumni, faculty, and school board members. As a testament to the students’ extensive and well-rounded research and cogent defense, almost all adult audience members leave the presentations having learned something new. This demonstration of our seniors’ ability to persevere through the challenge of thesis doubts, adjustments, and refining, is but one example of how they each embody the portrait of a PCS graduate.
The students’ articulation of beauty, goodness, and truth in their thesis oral presentations evidences our mission’s imprint on how they analyzed and concluded their theses. The topics chosen covered the gamut and reflected their personal interest. Importantly, the thesis development process allowed their curiosity to culminate in a masterful proficiency of the subject.
Our seniors studied:
- Children Under 13 Should Not be on Social Media
- Current Renewable Energy Sources Cannot Completely Replace Current Non-Renewable Energy Sources
- Gambling on College Football Should Not be Allowed in All Fifty States
- Puppy Mills Should be Banned
- There is a Connection Between Censorship and the Decay of a Culture
- The United States Should Not Have Continued its Occupation of Afghanistan
- The Dutch Model for Dementia Care Should be Incorporated into the United States
- The Protestant Reformation Contributed and Led to the American Revolution
- The Kissimmee Okeechobee Everglade Watershed is Being Destroyed
- Electric Vehicles Should Not Be Mass-Produced to Replace Gas Powered Vehicles and
- Virtual Learning Should Not Be Considered a Functional Replacement to Traditional Learning for Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade
We are pleased to congratulate the PCS Class of 2022 Valedictorian, Dillon Delaney and Salutatorian, Michael Ionescu!
As we send off our graduates to the following colleges and universities, we are very proud of their hard work and know they will bring that same level of fortitude to their next stage: Emerson College, George Mason University, Hillsdale College, James Madison University, Liberty University, and Washington & Lee University.
We are confident they will contribute well to their new communities and we wish them the very best in the next chapter of their lives!
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