On Thursday, April 5, Whitinsville Christian School senior, Esther Fomin, held the Love Yourself Fashion Show in the Nehemiah Center at WCS. This event was the culmination of her senior Capstone Project. Guest speaker, Rachel Jackson, gave a meaningful presentation about the qualities that allow something to earn the title of “masterpiece” and that we are all masterpieces that should be celebrated. This message was echoed by Esther in her goal to encourage everyone to love themselves the way they were created. Esther designed and sewed six outfits which were modeled by fellow WCS students. She chose her colors for what they represent: pink for femininity, green for growth, gold for success, and a camo pattern to represent the battles that many face, seen and unseen.

During their senior year, WCS students are offered the choice of writing a research paper or completing a Senior Capstone Project, a program launched seven years ago. The Capstone Project is year-long endeavor that must expand the student’s knowledge of a topic, be recorded in a blog, and be supported by a mentor. Students make a final presentation of their project to the Capstone Committee at the end of the school year. Historically, 10-15% of students choose to complete a Capstone Project. This year, 14 students (over 30%) from the class of 2018 have chosen to take on this challenge. This year’s projects include working with WCS athletes, drawing cartoons for elementary school Spanish students, volunteerism, the consequences of texting and driving, and artistic endeavors including a short film and a photography exhibit.