List of Fall Senior Projects at Statesboro High
Prevention of Alcoholism
Teenage Pregnancy and Me
The Effects of Leukemia
Suicide among teenagers
Seat belt safety
The effects of outsourcing
Emotional effects of nursing homes on the elderly
Homelessness in Bulloch County
The mental and emotional effects of war
The Effects of Poverty on School Children
Doping in sports
Refurbishing an antique tractor
Becoming a Pastry Chef
The effect of the recession on charities
Differences of Organic and Non-organic Foods
Body Image and the Media
Native American ancestry
The Effects of Cartoons on Children
Homelessness and Habitat for Humanity
Africa's hunger crisis
The Pros and Cons of Open Adoption
HIV in African-American women
Supporting our soldiers in the Iraqi war
Self-Mutilation: Its Effects and Causes
Effects of Cell phones in Schools
The Benefits of Learning to Read at an Early Age
The Benefits of Genetic Engineering
Recycling and conservation of natural resources
The physical effects of AIDS
Christianity in the USA
The Reality of Reality TV
The Effects and Treatments of Breast Cancer
Nursing shortage in America
Child Sexual Abuse
The mental effects of prison
The effects of depression on teen suicide
The Positive Use of Music in the Classroom
The psychological effect of heavy metal music
Participation in Gang Violence
Causes and effects of teen suicide
Healthy Foods for the Elderly
School discipline and corporal punishment
Basic Army careers and benefits
The effects of overpopulation
Teen Pregnancy and Its Effect on Other Teens
The Way the Media Affects Teenage Self-Esteem
Hip-hop and Its Effect on Young Black America
How One Shot Can Cause a Nation's Gun Crisis
Home landscaping design
Hunger in America
Li Jiang, Huai
Chinese Facts and Foods
Teenage drunk driving
Technology's Effect on Education
The Effects of ADHD
Sexual Assault on College Campuses
Censorship: The Banning of Books in Schools
Forest and wildfires
Community Service and High School Teenagers
Recycling is being greener
How African American Are Portrayed by their Hairstyles
The benefits of solar power
Food and nutrition
How Breast and Lung Cancer Affect People
How the Use of Technology Benefits Education
The Difficulties that Hispanics Have When Applying for College
The effect of poverty on children
Renewable resources replacing fossil fuels
The Process for Publishing a Manuscript
Media and Its Negative Effect on Teenagers
Early childhood development
Genetically Modified Foods
Battered women syndrome
Rohrer, C. C.
Current awareness of organ donation
Does Music Affect Mood and Creativity?
Violence in Schools
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Video Game industry and careers
Healthy Options for Teens
The Effects of Animal Testing
Child sexual abuse
The educational crisis in the Ukraine
Food and nutrition
High school football
The Effects of Divorce on Children
How Hollywood and Media Portray a Certain Unreasonable Body Image
Teenage Sexual Abstinence
Allison Schielie is a senior at Statesboro High School who has been at the school for all four years. Her parents are Ron and Regina Schielie.
Ron works for State Farm Insurance and Regina works at Wynn Army Hospital. She has a 15-year-old brother Aaron
Schielie's senior project was a study of "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder." It came about from her experience while she was working at Splash-in-the-Boro as a lifeguard.
Here is her description of what happened:
"I was working one day at the competition pool when I saw a boy go in off the diving board and immediately appeared to be in trouble. Before any of the lifeguards stationed around the pool could react, another boy jumped in from the other side of the pool, to help the first boy who was his friend.
Unfortunately for everyone involved, it quickly became obvious that neither could swim. A male lifeguard jumped in after the first boy, whom he brought to the surface, reviving him almost immediately. I dove in after the other, and I found him lying on the bottom of the pool, near death.
I immediately scooped him up, and headed for the surface. As soon as I came to the surface, a number of the other lifeguards grabbed him and began smacking him on the back, which made him cough up all the water he had swallowed.
I climbed out of the pool, and stood to the side, where staff began making sure I was all right. The truth was, I wasn't. I had never seen anyone so close to death, and I was shaken. I started crying, and for a good 10n minutes couldn't stop.
As I was at the end of my shift, I was allowed to go home. I immediately called both my mom and dad when I got home. Whereas they were concerned about my health, I assured that, at least physically I was OK. I didn't want to go back, but knew that I must face my fears.
My mom works at the Army Hospital, and when she got home and talked to me, she immediately recognized the symptoms of ‘Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.'
My co-workers took good care of me for the next few days, as they could see I was quite shaken. My mom and I went to our church, First Baptist in Statesboro, where we quietly prayed about what I had seen and how I felt. Little by little, the moments when I could see nothing but that boys eyes bulging out of his head and see his cold stiff body came to me less and less.
Now, after much reflection, I can see that I have much more confidence in myself because of this experience. Not only do I look forward to serving as a lifeguard again, I have decided that I want to become a doctor, as this will allow me many more opportunities to save peoples lives. I want nothing more right now that to spend my life helping to end how other people hurt."
Bessie Sye is a senior at Statesboro High School and has been at the school for all four years. Her parents are Tom and Patsy Sye. Tom is a teacher at Julia P. Bryant Elementary School, and Patsy works at Lee, Hill, and Johnson Insurance Company. She has an older sister, Patti, who is a graduate student at Georgia Southern University.
Sye’s subject for her project was “The Educational Crisis in the Ukraine.” She said her project was inspired because of the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church’s missionary efforts in the Ukraine, an independent nation formerly part of the Soviet Union. Her church has been working for years with Donetsk Ministries International (DMI), which is based in Donetsk.
The city in eastern Ukraine on the Kalmius River is the unofficial capital and largest city of the economic and cultural Donets Basin region. Sye’s great uncle, Pat McCoy leads missionary trips over to Donetsk regularly, and she had heard from him about how bad things were there. The church supports teams of doctors who go over with “Goodie Bags” full of health care items.
Therefore, Sye e decided to focus on another need that she was told about: Educational supplies. In order to raise money, she enlisted virtually everyone in her family. Her dad got his choir (The Sons of Grace) and his quartet (The Bright House Quartet) to perform at a fundraiser held at the church. Cash donations were gladly accepted for the cause.
At the same time, her mom and grandmother, Annette Akins, not only baked a huge batch of cakes for a “Silent Cake Auction” but also prepared a “Chicken and Dumpling” dinner that was served for a donation to the cause. On top of that, Sye and her friend Annelise Kitching, another senior at Statesboro High, presented everyone with musical entertainment.
Sye’s efforts raised about $2,000. She gave a check to her uncle, who will deliver it to Ukraine Ministery on his next trip there. It will be used to procure educational supplies at the best possible price somewhere in Europe, as transporting them from America to the Ukraine would be cost-prohibitive.
Sye assembled a montage of pictures from the fundraiser, and then put together a 10-minute Power Point presentation, which she presented to the Projects Board at the school.
Heather Gay is a senior at Statesboro High School who has been there for two years, after transferring from Bulloch Academy. Her parents are Mark and Angie Gay. Mark works for Frito Lay and Angie is a dental aAssistant.
Gay chose the topic of “The Benefits of Genetic Engineering” for her senior project. The idea came simply from her curiosity about the subject. Her initial views changed dramatically after she learned about the life story of Katie Trebing and the battle she faces.
Gay said the tale told about Katie Trebing and her extremely rare disease “Diamond Blackfan Anemia,” and how using genetic engineering was the only way doctors could possibly have saved her life, forever changed her mind about genetic engineering.
Essentially, Gay said, the disease prevents the body from developing enough red blood cells to carry oxygen to the boy’s vital organs. There is no cure, and the only known treatments have dangerous side effects. Therefore, her doctors recommended that the family try something extremely radical.
They would conceive a child through In Vitro Fertilization. The new fetus’ genes would then be manipulated so that they would be identical to Katie’s. Once this had been achieved, and the child was born, doctors hoped to begin using them to bring Katie’s body back into a normal state.
The parents agreed, and within a year young Christopher was born. After thinking a great deal about this use of genetic engineering, Gay researched the subject. What she discovered amazed her. She said it was not at all the “evil science” that some had portrayed it. She believes genetic engineering can be used for the benefit of humankind in many ways.
For her project, Gay put together a 30-minute Power Point presentation with an accompanying report. She showed it to a science class at Southeast Bulloch High School. In her presentation Gay said she discussed how genetic engineering could be used in agriculture, environmental science, and in health fields to better care for the world’s populations.