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Seniors in the IB Extended Essay program honored for achievement in independent research
The seniors in the IB Extended Essay program were honored for their achievement in Morning Meeting on Wednesday, April 15 and Friday, April 17. Two copies of each essay will be published — one for the student and one for the school to keep on display for posterity.
The Extended Essay is a component of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. In no fewer than 4,000 words, students complete an independent, self-directed piece of research, akin to a college-level thesis.
“The Extended Essay is such a unique learning opportunity — one that is open to all Trinity students,” said Head of School Rob Short. “By doing original, independent research and sharing their published findings with the world, students learn to think and write creatively and critically. It is a rich process that prepares them so well for college and beyond.”
This year’s topics included:
  • The Effectiveness of Colorimetry for Detecting a Simulated Poison in Common Beverages
  • “A People Without a History”: The Role of the Internal Weakness of the Abyssinian Empire on the Expansion of the Oromo
  • To What Extent do Economic Benefits of Tourism in the Yellowstone National Park Outweigh the Dangers of the Natural Hazards?
  • Factors that Contribute Most Significantly to Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis and How It's Being Managed
  • Charlotte Brontë's Use of Fairy Tale Archetypes and Tropes in Jane Eyre and Their Effects
  • The Historical Context of the Emergence and Evolution of Epicureanism
  • An Analysis of the Involvement of China, Russia, and the United States in the Current Venezuelan Crisis
  • The Effect of Water Temperature on the Filtration Rate of Eastern Oysters
To learn more about the Extended Essay and see a complete list of the seniors and their topics, please watch the below video.
    • IB Extended Essay Senior Presentation (April 17, 2020)

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