MAPS Presentations


Mercersburg Academy proudly presents the culminating senior projects of our 12 MAPS students from the Class of 2020.

Mercersburg’s Advanced Program for Global Studies, or MAPS for short, is a two-year senior capstone program that begins in 11th grade following a competitive application process. MAPS challenges students to redefine their potential and performance, enabling them to become independent learners, discerning thinkers, and engaged global citizens.



Lost in Translation: The Necessity of Foreign-Language Study in American Schools

Lingua Anglica: The Ever-Changing English Language and Its Future in Global Communication

Saving Grace: The Role of Religion and Spirituality in Medical Care

Hookups Just Got Political: The Acceleration of Lifestyle in the Digital Age

A Hierarchy of Needs: Abraham Maslow and the Challenges of Elite Boarding Schools

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger: Redefining Trauma Through Post-Traumatic Growth

Scrolling Past Democracy: The Impact of Social Media on Global Democracies

From New Hope to Empire: Israeli Apartheid in Palestine

Undecided: The Role of “Merit” Within Higher-Education Admissions

Capitalizing on Your DNA: The Socioeconomic Dilemma of the Global Monetization of Biotechnology

Busy Bits and Bots: How A.I. Challenges the Future of Work

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Plight of Rural Schools in Research and Legislation