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A Night of a Thousand Rising Stars
Join us for A Night of a Thousand Rising Stars on May 25
Posted on 05/11/2022

You are invited to join us for A Night of a Thousand Rising Stars on May 25 from 5-6 p.m. in the Rogers High School gym as Advanced Placement (AP) Research students from Emerald Ridge, Puyallup and Rogers High Schools display their culminating research projects.   

A Night of a Thousand Rising Stars showcases the first-person research projects that the students have undertaken during the 2021-2022 school year. Students chose a topic area, took a deep dive into the academic literature to understand what other researchers have worked on within that discipline, created a question which has not previously been studied, devised an appropriate methodology from which to research, activated that plan, and then analyzed the outcome. These steps approximate the journey that an undergraduate student might take for a senior thesis in college. By the end of the course, students will have created an academic research paper of 4,000 to 5,000 words and defended their paper in front of panel with a 15-20-minute presentation.  

A Night of a Thousand Rising Stars is a chance for our community to celebrate the outstanding academic work that the AP Research students from the Puyallup School District have achieved. Students will display their oral defense presentation slides and summarize their project in a showcase, many will also be on hand to answer questions and talk about their projects.    

This is a great chance for friends and families to finally see what all of their AP Research students hard work was about, but more importantly, it’s an opportunity for the community to see the level of creativity, work ethic, critical thinking, and skill that we can expect from our young leaders.