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2023 Signature Programs Symposium
Updated May 23, 2023
Signature Programs Symposium Fan Favorite

Fan Favorite Award: Blake B. and Bryce D., "The Remora: Vacuum-Assisted Wall-Climbers."

On Thursday, May 18, seniors from the Class of 2023 who participated in year-long senior capstone projects through the Signature Programs had the opportunity to present and share their work with the entire Upper School community at the 2023 Signature Programs Symposium (view the full program).


  • The STEM capstone project winner is Julia Z. for "The Effect of Nitrate Concentration on Plant Growth in the Aquaponics System."
  • The Shark Tank competition winner is Sabrosa business, led by Maison M., Matt T., Logan S., Jerry X., and Amy L., respectively. Sabroso is the newest coffee to kickstart your day. Sabroso uses an Argentinian style of making coffee. The sweet-tasting, healthy coffee uses natural ingredients and elements of the Keto Diet.
  • Blake B. and Bryce D. were awarded Fan Favorite for their STEM research on "The Remora: Vacuum-Assisted Wall-Climbers."
  • Visual and Performing Artists presented a discussion and art show of original works and a "silent disco" where composers shared their music through an immersive audience experience.
  • Humanities and Global Studies students presented TED-talks on education in prisons and the foster care system.

Watch the Shark Tank Competition

The Signature Programs allow seniors who have met prerequisite requirements the chance to explore with depth topics they are passionate about individually or in teams, with the support of mentors and a program director.

Congratulations to all the students who participated and family, mentors, faculty, and program directors who supported them!