And we’re back! Second semester is underway and with it, we have opened our basketball season (I do want to note for all parents’ information that we are practicing/playing with masks and only playing other teams who agree to wear masks), are gearing up for virtual Governor’s Cup next week and weekend, and are starting our Senior Project presentations next week!

Senior Projects are a longstanding (over two decades) SFS tradition. They are a graduation requirement and function as a culmination of the St. Francis education, blending research, written, and presentation components and enabling students to focus on something they are passionate about. This year’s Senior Projects include an analysis of world pantheons, a look at the reliability of personality tests and types, a comparison of sabermetrics vs. basketball analytics, creation of an aquaponics system, a study of the design and doctrine of tanks during the first part of the 20th century, an examination of Roman emperors and another of U.S. Presidents, a focus on making sex education more accessible in Kentucky, a history of instrument flight rules, and various cooking, musical, artistic, creative writing, and other topics.  The presentations will take place on afternoons beginning next week and stretching all the way until Spring Break. I can’t wait to see the results of the hard work the Class of 2021 has put in!