The value of deep-rooted motivation in learning cannot be overstated. Each week during WYN, Homeroom, or 7:00 a.m. our time is devoted to a project that each student chooses based on his/her unique interests. During WHY WAIT, advisers and mentors guide students to find joy in wrangling with a challenge where there is no single “right” answer.

Student-Driven Community Service Projects

The premise of WHY WAIT is simple; it provides students the opportunity to analyze and study a topic they are passionate about. These students then create projects that solve a problem related to their chosen topic, volunteering their time and effort, and coordinating with mentors to make a concrete change in the world!

Our first "why wait!" projects: 2018-2019

WHY WAIT Project Outcomes and Expectations:

  • Spend time during Homeroom/WYN, or before school to work on it.
  • Work alone or collaborate with a small group.
  • Craft a project through brainstorming and an interest inventory to achieve some sort of goal, or solve a problem related to the topic.
  • Partner with a mentor/community member that is an “expert” in the field of study you choose.
  • Write a project proposal and pitch it to the rest of the group that includes a purpose, audience, timeline, and resources you will need to complete the project.
  • Reflect on the process on a personal blog.
  • Implement the research and project.
  • Present the project and reflect on the process in a five-minute TED-style talk at the ArtBarn stage or OHS Auditorium. The TED-talks will take place at the end of March.

mark your calendar!

final "wHY wAIT!" project presentations:

WedNESDAY, March 27th at 7 pm

Osceola high school auditorium

Why Wait! Advisers:

Amanda Wicklund:

Peg Medcraft:

Nate Demulling:

AnnMarie Campeau:

Rick Stewart:

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

― Margaret Mead