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Senior Project Booklet (pdf)

The Letter of Intent Format (pdf)

Senior Project Showcase

Please note: The senior project time requirement has been reduced to 50 hours.  See Mrs. Baker to see if your project qualifies for reduced hours.


Senior Project Opportunities:

  • Family Reading Night at Franklin Elementary School – see Mrs. Baker
  • Wildlife Leadership Academy – Become a certified Conservation Ambassador by attending on the 5 day residential summer field schools: white-tailed deer, bass, brook trout, ruffed grouse and black bear.  See Mrs. Baker if you would like to be nominated for admission.  wildlife-leadership-academy
  • University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy – This is a four week program that introduces the students to the world of health care, including issues of primary care, prevention, public health, career exploration, human growth and development and areas of practice. Applications for the 2017 summer are due by February 15, 2017.  apply online
  • PA School for Global Entrepreneurship – This four week program takes place at Lehigh University and its designed to inspire the spirit of entrepreneurship and expose students to effective business practices. Apply online by February 15, 2017.
  • The Friendship Hill Association will sponsor FestiFall, “the Life and Times of Albert Gallatin” Sept 24 and 25, 2016.  Volunteers are needed!  You may sign up at www.friendshiphillnhs.org or contact the voluneteer coordinator at 304-376-4949
  • STEM Career Exploration Camp – this week long event features hands-on educational experiences that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Penn State Fayette collaborates with Chevron to host this event each summer.  The program is free, but enrollment is limited.
  • Summer Health Career Academy – This is five day academy is designed for academically inclined 9th and 10th graders that wish to pursue a career in healthcare.  It will take place July 18 – 22, 2016 at the University of Pittsburgh, main campus.  Download  Brochure  and  Application   Return completed applications to Mrs. Baker by April 25, 2016.
  • Great American Clean-Up:  Two local events include Great American Clean Up FBP  Fayette Business Park April 7 from 4:30 – 7pm.  Great American Clean Up Menallen: April 2 9am – noon
  • Special Olympics of Fayette County is accepting volunteers.  Sporting events are held throughout the year and various locations in the county, but swimming, track and field take place here at UHS!
  • Fallingwater Expressions & Explorations – Are you an aspiring writer, artist? This program offers a series of poetry, short story & graphic novel workshops this summer.  There is also an apprenticeship program where students can spend the week exploring museum careers by job-shadowing Fallingwaters’s professional staff.
  • Touchstone Center for Crafts – This craft school offers a wide variety of classes ranging from blacksmithing to painting. The Fayette County Outreach Initiative made possible by the Eberly Foundation, covers workshop tuition for Fayette County residents.
  • East End United Community Center – Make a difference by volunteering to help our youth and senior citizens.  Fill out volunteer application.   East End is hosting a Day of Service on Jan. 18, 2016, Martin Luther King Day!
  • Big Brothers / Big Sisters – This is program pairs Little Raiders with Big Raiders…. High Schools would mentor elementary students from Lafayette.  Download  Big Brother Big Sister Application. Big brothers big sisters reference Big Brother Big Sister Interests See Mrs. Baker for more details.
  • New Salem Presbyterian Church – accepts volunteers for monthly food pantries.
  • Henry Clay Villa –  Offers short term and skilled nursing long term living. Contact Mr. Taylor at 724-329-5545 ext. 3452 if you’re interested in volunteering.
  • HOBY – Advanced Leadership Academy – Juniors and Seniors can register for this exciting summer program and earn up to 5 transferable credits from George Mason University by completing the program and implementing their project.
  • Uniontown Concerned Citizens – this new organization is a collaboration of citizens from East End, Gallatin Avenue and Lafayette areas.  This is a great opportunity for young adults to work with community leaders to help make a difference. The group meets on the last Thursday of each month at the East End Community Center.
  • Pa Free Enterprise Week – any 10th or 11th grade student in good standing can attend this week long event free of charge thanks to generous donations from local business and the Eberly Foundation.  Early application deadline is Feb. 18.  Apply now to guarantee your preferred  week, location and roommate!
  • 2016 Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Program – any junior interested in a career in sports medicine can apply for this six week internship at UPMC Center for Sports Medicine.  Upon completion, the student will receive a $2000 scholarship. Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.   See Mrs. Baker by  April 1, 2016.
  • The Phoenix Arts Center – register to take a class or become a volunteer!
  • Uniontown Hospital – See Mrs. for an application or download at www.uniontownhospital.com There will be an Open House event on March 15 from 1:30 – 4:30.
  • Penn State Extension –  this agency offers several volunteer and educational opportunities thourghout Fayette County.