Springboard Presentations




Mercersburg Academy proudly presents the best Springboard senior capstone projects from the Class of 2020.

With the exception of a few students who take Mercersburg’s Advanced Program for Global Studies, all members of the senior class enroll in a Springboard senior capstone course during their 12th-grade year. The topic of each Springboard class differs, but the purpose is the same: to delve deeply into a topic, ask questions and generate knowledge, and create a polished presentation that will be evaluated by a panel of experts.​​​​​​​








Parallel Histories | CommArts: The Art and Business of Graphic Design
​​​​​​​"Finding Tom Leslie: A Documentary Film"

Entrepreneurship
​​​​​​​"Sustainable Energy Co."

Fight Against Disease
​​​​​​​"Air Pollution and Houseplants"

Maker's Lab
​​​​​​​"Induction Element"

Positive Psychology
​​​​​​​"Yoga and the Orphaned Children of Sierra Leone"

Springboard Open Topic
"The Blue Storm Report/​The (Not So) Calm Before the Storm"

Rapid App
"​​​​​​​Interactive Tree Mapping Application"

Write Your Novel
​​​​​​​"Light and Shadow"


A few more of the many notable projects...

CommArts: The Art and Business of Graphic Design
"The Benevolence of Humanity"

The Fight Against Disease
​​​​​​​"Chaperonin Media: Developments in Modern Medicine"

Rapid App
"AR Glasses/Pi Cluster"

Parallel Histories
"​​​​​​​True Crime in Franklin County: The Welsh Run Triple Homicide"


Maker's Lab
​​​​​​​"A Lacrosse Stick"

Springboard Open Topic
​​​​​​​"Water Quality in the Conococheague"