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