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Capstone Tips for Rising Seniors

Capstone Tips for Rising Seniors

Byron S. Knight, Reporter February 12, 2024

     The Blackman Collegiate Academy (BCA) offers an extra cord for your graduation gown, preparation for your college workload, and a compelling addition to your college applications. The height of...

Owen Abbott

BCA Pinning Ceremony 2022

Maia O’Brien, News Reporter September 30, 2022

This pinning ceremony marks the accomplishment of the first year of rigorous course work for BCA students.

Sophomore Ethan Broome is pinned.

Blackman Collegiate Academy sophomores are honored at 2021 Pinning Ceremony

Zoe Vecchio October 18, 2021

On September 20, 2021, the Blackman Collegiate Academy Pinning Ceremony was held at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium. If you would like to be identified in or removed from this story, please contact...

BCA pinning ceremony tonight

BCA pinning ceremony tonight

Emma Williams, Graphics Editor September 24, 2020

Senior capstone symposium

Senior capstone symposium

Shamani Salahuddin, Photo Editor January 13, 2020

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Kayla Donaldson, Reporter November 14, 2018

Mindfulness is the practice of being conscious and present in one's day to day life and could be a remedy to all the stress high school students face. Emma Kassebaum, a senior in the Blackman Collegiate...

Morgan Tinchers Capstone Project: How Genes and Gender Affect a Potential Cure for Lupus centered on how genes and gender affect a potential cure for lupus. She concluded that despite medical advancements and extensive research, lupus is still largely not understood. For Morgans project she partnered with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce to spread awareness at their annual womens conference. She created a pamphlet with information about lupus, a personal testimonial, and resources for those affected. Morgan spoke with several women about their own battles with lupus and answered many questions. Morgan was inspired to do this project from her own lupus diagnosis, and she hopes to spread awareness throughout Murfreesboro.

Surviving Capstone 101 

April 9, 2018

Capstone is right around the corner for rising seniors, and speaking as someone who successfully completed the course, I know how stressful it can be.    I remember April 2017 when I was wondering...

Mary Grace Mancuso 
Capstone Project: Shoot for Success 
Mary Grace researched how parental involvement influences criminal behavior. The concluded that maltreatment, the parental influence, and self-treatment of mental disorders were the major predictors of future conduct problems. She also found that it was not just the presence of the parent that mattered, but the quality of the time spent with the child. For her project, Mancuso partnered with the Boys and Girls Club and Blackman Basketball teams for a 2-hour basketball camp. Walmart graciously provided fruit snacks and water for the kids. Mary Grace had three speakers from each team speak about leadership, the importance of school and grades, and what it means to them to be on a team.

Capstone Spotlight: Mary Grace Mancuso

Morgan Tincher, Reporter February 9, 2018

With the end of Capstone for our BCA seniors, we’re highlighting some notable projects. Mary Grace Mancuso researched how parental involvement influences future criminal behavior. She partnered with...

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