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Exhibition Night Returns to Olathe West

Malia Sheppard
Seniors Liam McKinley and Alex Stone pose next to their presentation on Exhibition Night in Green Tech.

Almost every spring, classes around the school gather to present what they have been doing throughout the year. Exhibition night is a project based learning event for the public. This event gives parents, community members and other students an opportunity to see what has been going on in certain courses. 

AP Literature has always been involved in exhibition night. Students who participate in this event design a presentation over novels they read and discussed with other students in a book club. Senior Maddie Almond shares one thing she wants the public to take away from her presentation at exhibition night. 

“I want to show how hard we work in class, and also the importance of the books we are reading,” Almond said. “It’s a great opportunity to exhibit the skills we learn in class.”

At exhibition night, students have to be comfortable with public speaking, as they share their presentations with the community. 

“Since our presentation is talking about our books, it builds people skills and interaction experience that we will need in the real world,” Almond said. “Social skills and speaking in front of a large audience is something that you’ll have to do in college and a career so it’s better to learn now.”

Another learning lesson for the students involved in exhibition night is how the event benefits them in other ways aside from being comfortable with public speaking and what they learned while constructing their presentation. AP Literature teacher Aaron Schwartz shares a learning experience for his students.

“Students can learn that sometimes, if you work hard enough on something, you’ll get asked to work even harder after hours,” Schwartz said.

Exhibition night shares many lessons with the public, and can benefit the students and peers in many different ways other than what the students have to present. 

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Reece Young
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Reece Young is a junior writer for the Owl Post staff. This is her first year on staff. Organizations and teams she’s involved in outside of journalism are soccer and Junior Committee. Some hobbies Reece enjoys are playing club soccer, watching other sports and spending time with her friends and family. Some things Reece is looking forward to this year are the print papers and getting closer with the other staff members. What she loves about journalism is seeing the end result of a story and seeing people interact with the stories the staff writes.  

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