Norman High hosts Creativity and Learning Showcase
On November 16, 2017, Norman High School held a Fall Creativity and Learning Showcase, which involves students presenting from multiple classes and clubs showing not only what they learn but the creative activities they do as well.
The event was organized by NHS principal Scott Beck, Librarian Martha Pangburn and the teachers whose students participated in their classes and clubs.
The event was held in different areas and classes ranged from mathematics, science, English, dance, robotics, etc.
Students were selected specifically to go and present in a way that best represents their class such as presenting their work, research, or giving performances.
Senior Catalina Molina presented a lab involving isopods for AP Biology with two other classmates, who shared much excitement for the creative conference as this was their first time going.
“I was happy to be nominated to do this,” Molina said, “I feel as though it’s really good for students to show creativity in their own way especially when it comes to their favorite classes. I actually got nominated to present for two other classes so I got to work on a lot of things but in the end, it was worth it.”
Senior Maitlyn Kelley presented for Psychology this year, showing research she had done over a medical trial for a project.
“It makes me feel confident to share with other people. I like the idea that we get to express ourselves creatively and I like how it educates people on what we do in our classes and in a way it’s really interesting and it even encourages people to take the classes that they are interested in for next semester,” stated Kelley.
Not only did other students show up to see all that was to offer but also parents and other guests which encouraged students even more especially when showing where their activities have led them in their projects.
A lot of classes that involve more extracurricular have also encouraged people to join in activities and even discussed with them about future events being held for their class specifically, horticulture class being one of them.
Mara Carman, a student from horticulture class, presented a very creative table of homemade bouquets and discussed over how over the weekend they would be holding a fundraiser, auctioning off items they have created.
“I think the creative conference is fantastic, this is one of my favorite classes. I’m glad we get to show what we do, showing how we grow flowers and get to create new things. And I would definitely look forward to next semester showing different arrangements,” Carman stated.
The Creative Conference will be held again in the spring during the second semester which will involve different classes from next semester.