The purpose of the Diocese of Kalamazoo Capstone project is to require all graduating high school
seniors to demonstrate their depth of understanding of the Catholic faith through a presentation on a
selected topic before a panel of theological and academic experts. Each presentation will showcase the
student’s academic, organizational, presentation and leadership skills acquired through an organized effort
among all content area teachers over the course of four years. This project will be scored and a student
must earn a minimum proficiency grade in order to meet this new graduation requirement.
In addition to this graduating requirement, the top students from each school will compete for 10
scholarships ranging in value $500 to $5,000. To assist each student, they will be assigned a mentor
during their junior year to guide them and help them meet deadlines.
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