2018-19 Scholars Program

Throughout the school year, students develop original research questions, complete in-depth research, and write an essay explaining their findings. At the end of each academic year, all participants have the opportunity to share with each other and the entire school community the work they have accomplished during the year through presentations at the Scholars Colloquium.

This year, the theme for the Colloquium was “America and the World – 1900-1929." To see the full list of projects, click the button below.




Senior Capstone Colloquium


The Scholars Capstone Course is meant to be the culminating and integrating experience of a student’s time as a member of the Catholic Memorial Scholars Program. Its design allows students to deeply explore an academic topic of interest and significance to them personally while providing the structure to ensure that the effort maintains an appropriate level of academic rigor.

While projects may take on a variety of forms, including a research project, music, art, drama, or other product, every capstone project must include an academically-focused research paper that provides a thorough examination of the topic under consideration.

In addition, in keeping with the expectation that scholars at this point in the program should be far more self-directed in their studies, a considerable portion of the work is self-directed and requires excellent organizational skills and considerable self-discipline.

Upon completion of the project, students should possess a depth of knowledge of their subject matter and be able to readily convey that knowledge to others, including faculty and their peers, in both oral and written form. Toward that end, the Capstone Course culminates in the Scholars Capstone Colloquium during which each member delivers a presentation and defense of his project before a faculty evaluator and any interested peers, faculty, and guests.

List of 16 items.

  • Brendan Barrie

    Can Happiness Make You Healthier?

    Monday, April 8, 2019
    3:00 PM | Room 1


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  • Michael Curtin

    The Mathematical Cube

    Monday, April 8, 2019
    3:00 PM | Room 2



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  • Oliver Hvidsten

    Cutting Edge Ethics: Society’s Imminent Need for a Response to CRISPR
    
    Monday, April 9, 2019
    3:00 PM | Room 7

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  • Patrick Lyons

    Zoos: A Moral Investigation

    Monday, April 8, 2019
    3:00 PM | Room 8


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  • Benjamin Chipman

    Conflict & Adaptation: The Geopolitical Implications of Climate Change

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019
    3:00 PM | Room 1
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  • Brendan Julian

    Examining the Ethics of Virality and Developing a Technique to Promote Positivity

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 3:00 PM | Room 2
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  • Michael Martins

    Shut Up and Dribble

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 3:00 PM | Room 7




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  • Kevin Panaro

    Cynicism in Politics – Why it is Critical to Maintain an Open Mind in Local Communities and as a Country

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 3:00 PM | Room 8
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  • Anthony Consigli

    Who Am I? A Literary Analysis of Identity in Young Adult Literature

    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    3:00 PM | Room 1


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  • John Curran

    Concussions: The Future of Football

    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    3:00 PM | Room 2




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  • William Dashe

    The Ethic and Ideology of Brutalism: Importance Through Style and Institutional Connection

    Thursday, April 11, 2019, 3:00 PM | Room 7


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  • Sean Keating

    What Makes the Perfect Coach? An Analytical Examination of the Principles, Philosophies, and Examples of What it Takes to be the Greatest

    Thursday, April 11, 2019, 3:00 PM | Room 8
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  • Nathan Fitzgerald

    Megacities and Megaprojects: The Solution to the Global Population Boom

    Friday, April 12, 2019, 3:00 PM | Room 1


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  • Matthew Freitas

    Sport and Society: An In-Depth Look at Activism in Athletics

    Friday, April 12, 2019
    3:00 PM | Room 2



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  • Daniel Habermas

    Building a Laser Harp

    Friday, April 12, 2019
    3:00 PM | Room 7





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  • Timothy O’Brien

    “Stressed Out”: Impacts of Stress on Health, Academic Performance and Public Policy

    Thursday, April 11, 2019, 3:00 PM | Room 8


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