As the school year was winding down, students in Berlin High School’s Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society gave a presentation on the high school’s renovation at the Senior Center.
Students opened by addressing the recently-updated main entrance, auditorium, library media center, gymnasium and guidance office. While presenting, a slideshow with photos of each of these sections of the high school was displayed for the audience.
In addition to the physical changes at the high school, members of Rho Kappa also discussed the updated academic resources and course offerings provided at BHS to help students better prepare for college.
Throughout the course of the presentation, members of the audience engaged with the students and compared their high school experiences with those of current teenagers.
Rho Kappa advisor Brendan Rush said, “I truly enjoyed seeing students discussing experiences in high school with members of the Senior Center. I believe everyone left with a new understanding of what life was and is like in high school.”
“The audience provided great information about what it was like to be in high school 50 to 60 years ago,” Rush added. “Many members of Rho Kappa did not realize how many opportunities they have in comparison to those who attended high school in the past.”
Discussing the Senior Center event, Rho Kappa advisor David Bosso said, “The students and advisors of Rho Kappa had an enjoyable afternoon with members of the Berlin Senior Center as we examined changes that have taken place (at BHS) over the years and with education in general. The opportunity for students and seniors to connect and interact was welcomed and memorable. We look forward to ongoing collaboration in the new school year.”
-- Jack Carroll is a rising senior at BHS and a member of Rho Kappa.