From volunteering to shadowing professionals, to creating art and performances, to diving deeper into their academic passions, members of the Class of 2023 are well on their way toward completing their senior projects. 

Senior projects are a Milton tradition. Seniors may elect to go “on project” by finishing their courses and spending the month of May working on a full or half project on a topic of their choice. Topics must be approved and sponsored by a faculty member, and the students must dedicate a certain number of hours to their project. 

This year’s senior projects include internships at Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton Wellesley Hospital, a college athletic department, in various laboratories and tech companies, and a veterinary office. Seniors are also volunteering in local classrooms—including in the Lower and Middle Schools—for environmental nonprofits and community farms, and helping in local public schools. Art and research topics—which result in performances, exhibitions, films, and demonstrations at the senior project fair— include Russian literature and culture; artificial intelligence; South Asian authors; social change through art; immigration; forensics in criminal investigations; ceramics and sculpture.

Senior projects culminate in the Senior Project Fair in the Athletic and Convocation Center (ACC) rink on Wednesday, June 7, at 1:30 p.m.