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