Assumption’s Scholar Fest will feature student research

Assumption High School’s annual Scholar Fest is set for Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Humana Foundation Performing and Fine Arts Center on the school’s campus, 2170 Tyler Lane.

Eight seniors will present their findings of four years of independent research in the school’s Scholar’s Thesis Project.

The students have been working with a faculty advisor and community mentor since freshman year on individual research topics. Their work will culminate with the publication of a thesis and a presentation at a symposium.

The Scholar’s Thesis candidates are: Brooke Armenta, Ella Beilman, Molly Livingston, Katie Shircliff, Madelyn Steurer, Ana Claire Bientz, Raegan Davis and Jessica Nguyen.

Their research topics include the challenges of creating an HIV vaccine, the reasons behind Sherlock Holmes’ enduring popularity, nature vs. nurture and the evolution of women’s roles in American society.

Admission to the event is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit Mercy Beyond Borders, an organization that works to improve the lives of young women in Sudan and Haiti.

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