Seniors complete projects, job shadows


Shandiin Newton

Days Creek volleyball players give instructions to youth during Shandiin Newton and Kaylee Wensorski’s camp last summer.

Tiller-Trail Times staff

All seniors at Days Creek Charter School complete a senior project to graduate.

The 17 members of the Class of 2022 recently presented their projects, or job shadows to the Charter School Board. 

“We completely revamped the senior project process with the new website from being a year long, stressful process to a short month long process,” social studies teacher Matt Giles said. 

Charter Board member Jim Docherty said these were the best presentations he’s seen yet.

These are their projects or presentations: 

Ian Clifton and  Matthew Anderson went to the beach for the day with Lance Kruzic and filmed promotional videos about salmon.

Darlee Berard shadowed third grade teacher Mrs. Hopper. 

Braden Benefiel shadowed a caregiver at Curry Manor, a caregiving facility. 

Kaydence Black shadowed hairstylist Samantha Marie at Winston Cuts. 

Kandyce Doolittle  shadowed an acupuncturist in Tri City.

Katie Doolittle shadowed Rueben Stratford, a teacher’s aide at Days Creek Charter School.

Hannah Geiger did a job shadow for her senior project, She shadowed as a chiropractor and Rachel Whetzel was her interviewer.

A.J. Jaynes Shadowed a FPDA person at the fire department in Days Creek.

Fionna Ketchem organized “Dig Pink Night” during volleyball season for her senior project. Players and fans wore pink during the Wolves’ match against North Douglas to  support breast cancer awareness.

Liz McCart graduated after the first semester.

Shandiin Newton and Kaylee Wensorski a volleyball camp that was located in the Days Creek gym. 

Greg Reedy shadowed Mr. Hunt during his teaching day. Reedy plans on being a PE teacher.

Ashley Saville shadowed Douglas ESD technology support specialist David Broussard. She seems to really be interested in technology skills and is learning new things in how to fix computer parts and other things from Broussard.

Amy Smith shadowed at a home caregiving facility.

Sam Stiles job shadowed zoologists in the carnivores department at Wildlife Safari. She helped out with daily tasks like feeding animals and cleaning enclosures.