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Our annual presentation of Senior Projects often brings together a cross-section of community members in the local area—immediate family members, teachers, neighbors. We gather in our school’s hall, the lights dim, and our students share with you the stories of how they developed their projects and the inner development they’ve experienced along the way.

However, this year we cannot share a physical space in support of these exceptional students, Hawthorne Valley’s Class of 2020. And so we call on our wider community—extended friends and family, Hawthorne Valley alumni, Waldorf students and educators—to join us in honoring the work these students have engaged in over the past year.

Hawthorne Valley’s Senior Project Presentations will be presented via Zoom Webinar and live-streamed to Hawthorne Valley’s YouTube Channel on Thursday, May 21st and Friday, May 22nd at 7 pm (Virtual “doors” open at 6:45 pm). We are hoping to have a record crowd to show these seniors that, despite the many changes to their final year of High School, our community—near and far— will still show up to celebrate their work and cheer them on as they prepare to enter a new time in their lives during a very unusual time in the world.


The link for Thursday night is:

The link for Friday night is:


The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, May 21st

ODIN ESTY, building a lute and composing original music

AMARINA EIDSON, hand-carving prints for social justice

MASSIMO HAMILTON, renovating a van for outdoor travel

MAJEL UDJATE, community food sustainability initiatives

SOLOMON BERGQUIST, producing/directing Man of La Mancha

GWEN LABATY, compiling personal stories and recipes in a cookbook

CHLOE TRACHTENBERG, experimental dyeing and garment construction

EMMETT NELSON & SAM BOSWELL, programming and illustrating (respectively) an original video game


Friday, May 22

AVA DELMAR, creating unique medicinal herb remedies

GABE LOPEZ, painting a large canvas concept

JULIA DAVIS, rehabilitating a camper van

CHRISTOPHER HERTLE, making fine metal jewelry

MERRIL LEWIS, understanding car repair as a practical skill and business

GONI RONEN, composing movements for a brass trio

JENNIFER MENTZER, cooking Guyanese cuisine as a cultural and community experience

ALEXANDER MADEY, innovating to cast a sculpture in metal

MAGDALEN GARRITY & BERENIKA LEHRMAN, starting an upcycle fashion business

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Date(s) - 05/21/20 - 05/22/20
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm


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