Senior Independent Project Samples
Senior Independent Project
During the summer between junior and senior year and throughout the fall term, each senior will work on an independent project whereby he is linked with an alumnus or friend of the school. With his mentor, he will explore a specific topic in great detail. This Practicum consists of an oral presentation as well as a final presentation to the entire school using an alternative medium such as a chapel talk, newspaper article, T-P Ted talk, etc. Part of the exercise is figuring out how to share the findings with the community.
Below is a sampling from the 2016-2017 Senior Independent Projects:
Watch Ryan's Video
Ryan Winn's Senior Independent Project was to create a lip dub video promoting the School which could then be used by the Admissions office to share with new students upon their acceptance to Trinity-Pawling in March.
Watch Jackson Behind the Scenes
Take a behind the scenes look at Jackson Wang's Senior Independent Project, a Fashion Lookbook for Trinity-Pawling School.
Check out Chris' Photographs
Armed with his iPhone and some advice from his SIP mentor, Chris Polletta headed off to the Pawling Nature Preserve, Great Swamp, Appalachian Trail, and his neighborhood pond. The result? Sixteen close-up shots capturing the splendor of fall, from richly colored leaves, mirror-like ponds, beckoning paths, and decomposing logs.
Louis' Vintage Dorm Room
Louis Inghilterra '17 is a fan of all things retro. Louis is the Director of Trinity-Pawling's Vinyl Record Club, host on Trinity-Pawling's radio show "The Voices of Trinity-Pawling," and founder of the "Take It or Leave It" free thrift shop on campus. For his Senior Independent Project (SIP), Louis created a dorm room replica from the 1960s and held an open house for Alumni from the 60s over Reunion & Homecoming weekend in the fall.
Watch Hunter's Short Film
Budding filmmaker, Hunter Olstein ’17 has been putting his passion and skills to the test through several opportunities at Trinity-Pawling. Last year, Olstein's Winter Project focused on making a basketball tutorial video in Chinese. In the spring, he had a rare opportunity to become involved with the production of a feature film. The Netflix original film, “Coin Heist," shot several scenes on Trinity-Pawling’s campus, and Olstein landed a position as a production assistant. This year, his Senior Independent Project was a 3-minute short film that he created. Watch Hunter’s Senior Independent Project, “The Cover Up” below.