2017 Capstone Finalists

On April 19th and 20th, 2017, members of the senior class gave their presentations for the Diocese of Kalamazoo Capstone Project.  Local winners move on to competition for scholarships at the Diocesan level.  The top 5 presenters at LMC were Hannah Starr, Emily Zilke, Elizabeth Stolte, Erika Spafford and Gabrielle Craig.  Our 2 finalists who will be going on to Kalamazoo to compete for a $5,000 scholarship are Erika Spafford and Gabrielle Craig.  Congratulations and best of luck Erika and Gabrielle!


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.

Capstone Project Additional Information

Capstone Overview

Capstone Topics

Capstone Rubric