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24 seniors receive commemorative bound copies of IB Extended Essays
The seniors in the IB Extended Essay program received official bound copies of their work in Morning Meeting on Thursday, April 27. Two copies of each essay were 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:
To what extent does the proximity of the James River affect land values in downtown Richmond?
To what extent does China’s investment through the Belt and Road Initiative endanger the sovereignty of Nigeria and Ethiopia while bolstering development?
The Marriage of Tradition and Evolution in the Mainstream Episcopal Church
The Flaws of the American Dream through the Eyes of F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Economy of State Parks Across America: How Location and Offerings Affect the Monetary Draw for Trail Systems
An Exploration on the Effect of Mass on the Maximum Voltage Output of a Lead Zirconate Titanate Transducer
It Was All a Dream: Storytelling in the Lyrics of The Notorious BIG and Tupac Shakur

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