To reach successful completion of the Rutland Senior Endeavor all students will complete the following requirements as well as the requirements of an Entrepreneurship Experience, Youth Internship, Senior Experience or Service Learning Project:

1. Electronic Portfolio -
The portfolio will be kept electronically as a website.
The preferred method will be a Weebly website which can be created by visiting
Make sure that you share the URL with the steering committee so they are able to see your progress.

Portfolio should include a page for each criteria: 
  • Home - design using a photo of your project.
  • Statement of Intent - Committee Proposal - Update throughout the project.
  • Gallery - Proof of progress - pictures - log of dates and times working on project, correspondence between student and mentor. 
  • Budget (Suggest that this be added in Scribd)
  • Event - proof of attending an event related to your project.
  • Mentor Page - See Mentor Experience - Photo with your mentor and biography of your mentor and how they have 
  • Advisor-Student Agreement
  • Timeline
  • Coming Soon
  • Research Paper (Suggest that this be added in Scribd)
  • Resume (Suggest that this be added in Scribd)
  • Twitter Journal - hashtag scroll - #RSP2018 (2017-18 hashtag) #RSP2019 (2018-19 hashtag)​ Embed your Twitter feed onto this page.
  • Process Paper (Suggest that this be added in Scribd)
  • Reflection (Suggest that this be added in Scribd) - Written after the Judging portion of your project reflecting on the entire project.

Criteria for a Process Paper: Write a Process Paper - 4 paragraphs that fully explain each question 

  1. What is the most important point you are trying to convey about your project?
  2. As you did your research what surprised you the most about your topic/project?
  3. What did you find most difficult about doing the research for your project? 
  4. What is the most important thing you learned from completing this project? 
2.Twitter - 
Twitter will be incorporated into the Rutland Senior Endeavor. 
Twitter will serve as your journal or diary for your project. You should tweet about your project frequently. 
Tweets should clearly explain about your project's progress so be specific, add photos and make sure to meet the requirements.
Twitter Requirements: 
  • Follow 5 professionals associated with your Senior Endeavor topic
  • Hashtag- create your own unique hashtag for your Senior Endeavor
  • Add a hashtag scroll to your website
  • 200 Tweets (or Re-Tweets) that show progress in your Endeavor by the end of S1 - #RSP2019 (2018-19 hashtag) 100 Tweets by Summer Accomplishments deadline.

*You must tweet your project progress. We expect at least 200 tweets over a 6-9 month time period. Progress should be updated [MONTHLY OVER THE SUMMER, WEEKLY ONCE THE SCHOOL YEAR STARTS.]

​3. Research Paper
Follow the criteria set for your research paper by the English instructor. Once you have made all corrections add this to your website. Add your research paper Abstract to your research paper tab with a pdf. link to your paper or Scribd.

4. Mentor Experience
  • Choose a mentor that will have the time and expertise to share with you throughout your project.
  • When you meet with your mentor take the time to explain your project.
  • Tell them your project goals.
  • Give them an idea of how much time you’d like to spend with them during your visits. 
  • Find out how much time they can give you throughout your project.
  • Tell them what you expect to learn from them.
  • Time with mentor must be logged and documented on your Weeby - pictures of time spent with your mentor.
  • Include a biography of your mentor – time spent and what was learned by spending time with your mentor and experience highlights
  • Show proof of time spent with your mentor - develop a personal relationship, include a reference letter, photos with your mentor, log sheet of mentor visits, correspondence with mentor

*Mentors need to be approved by the project steering committee.
*A mentor may not be a family member.

5. Exhibit
Senior Exhibit Board Suggested Criteria
1. Clear purpose/goal for project
2. Personal connection/motivation for project
3. Research behind project is included
4. Evidence of yearlong effort
5. Contribution to community (or student’s future plans)
6. Student growth/reflection on project and research
7. Feedback from mentors, audiences, and/or teachers
8. Visual aids/artifacts/technology
9. Speech/articulation
10. Overall presentation
  • Each student will complete an exhibit that will be displayed at the Rutland Project Fair.
  • The exhibit should show all of the work that you have completed during the project time of 6-9 months.
  • Titles should be of a larger font of 150 pt. for clear viewing and caption font should be at least 30 pt.
  • Make sure to lay out your entire board and ask for critiquing prior to gluing. 

6. Presentation
Each student will give a presentation to a panel of judges. The panel may be compiled of a random group of community members, former teachers, professionals, and/or (past or present) school board members.
Your presentation and your exhibit (displayed at the Rutland Project Fair) are TWO different project components (both are required components). 

Your presentation may include:
1. What you did to create your product?
2. How it worked?
3. What you did with it?
4. How it “stretched” you?
5. What you learned?
6. Pictures/video
7. Final Product - Which shows your 6-9 month project accomplishment.
*Does your project demonstrate effort, learning, and mastery of a skill? 

Presentations should be a prepared 15-20 minutes with another 5-10 minutes allotted for judges questions.

Tips for a great presentation:
  • Write an introduction about yourself. Then if you aren't sure how to start or you get nervous you can read your introduction. 
  • If you want to shake hands with the judges, but are afraid you will forget when you are finished, you could shake hands first.
  • Tips on Giving the Greatest Presentation of Your Life


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