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Highland students present honors projects

Some of the Highland Community College students who presented honors projects at the college's Dec. 6 Friday Forum are (from left) Caroline Giuffre, Madison Coon, Katherine Stevens, Brooke Sutherland, Abbygale Strominger, Cassidy Loberg, Ceanna Loberg, and Kennedy Schroeder. Not pictured are Nwandu Abdulsalam, Olivia Kuhl, Sydney Hayunga, and Kierra Leverington. Submitted by Jane Lethlean.
Some of the Highland Community College students who presented honors projects at the college's Dec. 6 Friday Forum are (from left) Caroline Giuffre, Madison Coon, Katherine Stevens, Brooke Sutherland, Abbygale Strominger, Cassidy Loberg, Ceanna Loberg, and Kennedy Schroeder. Not pictured are Nwandu Abdulsalam, Olivia Kuhl, Sydney Hayunga, and Kierra Leverington. Submitted by Jane Lethlean.

FREEPORT – Twelve Highland Community College students presented their honors projects on Dec. 6 during a Friday Forum in the Clarence Mitchell Library on the college campus.

To participate in the program, qualified students must submit a research plan to their instructor, who then reviews the plan before the student begins the project.

Upon completion, the project is evaluated before the student is granted honors credit for the course, said Leslie Schmidt, Highland Director of Marketing and Communications.

Students participating this year are:

Nwandu Abdulsalam, Freeport: Research and paper on “crunch time/mode” in the software industry

Madison Coon, Freeport: Bacterial growth in classroom setting

Caroline Giuffre, Freeport: Using statistics to study cholesterol levels of various diets

Olivia Kuhl, Durand: Research and paper on speech-language pathologists in different settings

Sydney Hayunga, Freeport: Research and paper on Autism Spectrum Disorder

Kierra Leverington, Freeport: Research on growth of various seeds in different conditions

Cassidy Loberg, Shannon: Research and PowerPoint on life and work of artist David Alfaro Siqueiros

Ceanna Loberg, Shannon: Research and paper on music therapy

Kennedy Schroeder, Rock City: Updating and improving visual art portfolio

Katherine Stevens, Freeport: Chicago Bears highlight reel

Abbygale Strominger, Lena, and Brooke Sutherland, Davis (dual project): Assisting Dr. Brendan Dutmer in researching how various bonds react

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