Past Service Requirements
These exemplary projects will hopefully give current Honors Forum "citizens" a better sense of what the Citizenship Requirement is, and the quality of past students' work. They may also inspire ideas for new projects of a similar nature.
Healthy, Home-cooked, Ecological
Nathan Kraus-Malett, of the class of 2010, planned a series of cooking classes with local chefs, using local food.
Therapeutic and Health Benefits of Farming and Gardening
Nicholas Cinquino, of the class of 2010, volunteered at Pleasant Valley Farm. Click here to read his research paper.
Linnea Kniaz, along with co-president Shirley Barkai, both of the class of 2010, filled the film club void on campus and founded the Film Appreciation Troupe. Click here to read her final reflection essay.
"...healthy eating habits despite the hectic college lifestyle."
Meghan Garvey, of the class of 2011, created the Dining Services Nutrition Database. Click here to read her final reflection essay. Click the photo to visit the database.
"Design a project you want."
Bradford Nesbitt, of the class of 2009, gave back to his host country after a semester in Vietnam. Click here to read his advice.
Not On Our Campus
Claire Solomon, of the class of 2010, brought documentary filmmaker Patrice O'Neill (Not In Our Town) to Skidmore and became Skidmore's “go to girl” for the "Not On Our Campus!" Movement. Click here to read her final reflection essay.
When the Circus Came to Town
Alysia Hildebrandt, of the class of 2010, and Patrice LaHair, of the class of 2009, led book discussions and activities with kids in the Saratoga Reads! Junior program. Click here to read Alysia's final reflection essay.
Medieval Women in Film
Beth DeBold, of the class of 2009, presented a week of films featuring medieval women. Click here to read her final reflection essay.
Touring Molecules That Matter
Jessada Mahatthananchai, of the class of 2009, recruited science students to guide tours through the Molecules That Matter exhibit in the Tang, leaving visitors with a deeper appreciation and "bridging the gap between science and the arts." Click here to read his final reflection essay.
Fighting the Flood
Among others, Mihaela David and Arielle Bernard, of the class of 2010, organized a benefit concert to aid and raise awareness for flood victims in Africa. Click here to read Arielle's final reflection essay, or click here to read Mihaela's advice for your own project.
Beyond the Headlines
Susannah Grossman, of the class of 2009, took part in a weekly discussion of The New York Time's "Week in Review" with members of the Academy for Lifelong Learning. Click here to read her final reflection piece.
Becoming Naomi León
Zoe Soens and Emma Newcombe, of the class of 2010, supplemented Saratoga Reads! Junior with a soap carving party. Click on the picture to read their final reflection essay, click here to see the PowerPoint slide show they presented to the kids, or click here to see a flyer advertising their event.
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Erin Anderson, of the class of 2009, organized a showing of the documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car?" followed by a panel discussion which included Chelsea Sexton, an electric car expert from the film. Click on the picture to read her final reflection essay, or click here to see a blurb advertising the event, some information on the panelists, and a couple of the questions the panel tackled.