Every year at Franklin High School, all seniors, except those in AP English, must complete a “Senior Project” for their English class. For the projects, students must write a research paper of five to seven pages plus do an eight to ten minute presentation. The projects can be on any subject the student wants. The only catch, says Katie Alland, a student in Mrs. Susan Allen’s class, is the projects must be about something completely new for the student.
“We’re supposed to learn something new,” said Alland, who chose to do her project on photography. As part of the research for her project, Alland shadowed Macon County News photographer Vickie Carpenter for two days, getting tips and going to news events to get an idea of what the job entails.