Senior Capstone Spotlight

Habitat for Humanity
QMC senior James Schmartz, volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. He donated his time, and then as a Capstone project, he made a desk to donate to “Restore” which is a donation furniture store in Putnam.

Veterans’ Funeral Services
Hayley Gillespie chose to focus on veterans for her capstone project. She raised funds to help cover the cost of a veteran’s funeral after her own family was affected by the lack of funds to bury a loved one.

Cerebral Palsy Awareness/Fundraising
Katie Cosman raised funds to purchase a handicapped adapted swing to donate to the Thompson playground. Her cousin has cerebral palsy and she realized that there was no way that he could enjoy the swings on the playground.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Walk
Jamie Fissette hosted two speakers from NAMI who spoke to the student body about assisting people who are in crisis. She then held a walk outside with posters on the pathway having to do with mental health and wellbeing.

Homelessness Awareness/Fundraising (Beyond the Can Drive)
Carley Beshaw focused her attention on homelessness in Connecticut. She first conducted a toiletry drive for donations to local homeless shelters. She gave an educational presentation in QMC’s Town Meeting about homelessness, and she also held a canned food drive in the winter.

Hops with Cops
Ryan Lantigua organized a visit by our local police barracks (troop D) who came to the school to present to our students. After the presentation, the officers played in a basketball tournament with our students and staff.