Congratulations to the BFCCPS Class of 2020 who over the last three days presented the results of their Grade Eight Capstone Projects. For those of you not familiar with this project, Capstone is an individual, service-learning project that BFCCPS students begin during their seventh grade year. During their eighth grade year, students complete their project and present their work to a faculty panel and wider school community at the capstone assembly. Students receive guidance through this process as part of our advising program, however complete the project outside of school and requires parental help and support every step of the way.
We are incredibly proud of the variety and quality of the projects our students produce. Through capstone, our students illustrate that young men and women can make an impact on their school, community and world.
We could not be more proud of this amazing group of young men and women. Their hard work, dedication, and caring spirit has guided them over the past 15 months ago when most of these students began this this intensive project. They have worked through the steps of brainstorming, researching, developing and executing a project that they feel passionate about, to support an organization, or raise awareness of a specific cause that is important to them. Over the past two days, we have had the privilege of listening to the work that these amazing students accomplished through their hard work and dedication.
Mathama Gandhi tells us to “Be the change we wish to see in the World.” These students have dedicated their time to the service of others, and in the process, learned about themselves, and in their own way, have changed the World around them. You will hear about their projects, the organizations they worked with, the goals they set for themselves, the obstacles they faced in striving to reach their goals, and what they have learned in the process.
It has been said that one individual who is determined to make a difference in the world, can, with desire, drive, dedication, discipline, passion, and persistence. The world can be altered and billions of people’s lives can be impacted positively in an unimaginable way. Just imagine the impact that these 52 young men and women have had on this world! I promise you that after hearing from these students, that you will not only be as proud of them as we are today, but you will be inspired by the stories you hear, the goals they have reached, and the impact they have had on their local, national and global communities.
Today we were joined by State Representative Jeff Roy and State Representative Michael Soter. Representative Roy’s district includes our students from both Franklin and Medway; Representative Soter’s district includes our students from Bellingham, Blackstone and Millville.
On behalf of the entire school community I’d like to thank them both for their recent support of the historic Student Opportunity Act. This bill will provide a much needed increase in funding for all public schools including the students here at BFCPS. We were honored to them here today to learn more about the outstanding work being done throughout the community by students at BFCCPS.
If you’re interested in a watching any of the presentations they have all been recorded and are available on our YouTube page.