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Portrait of a Graduate Exercise

The Portrait of a Graduate exercise is meant to get our community thinking about the very things we hope our students will embody with regard to their intellectual abilities, their physical and emotional well-being, their social responsibility and spiritual development. 

What skills and attributes do we wish graduates to have? What do we hope to impart, encourage and develop through their experiences at Friends Seminary?

The answers to these questions will help form the Portrait of a Friends Seminary Graduate. And, it is this portrait that we shall keep in mind as we answer the charge put before us by the School Committee to form the next Strategic Plan for our school.
 
Working with Friends Seminary art students, photographs of actual students have been digitally manipulated in the Media Lab to create the outlines of the graduates. The portraits' frames are formed by the words or phrases that the community believes should describe a Friends Seminary graduate. Portraits have already been created by the School Committee, the SPC and Faculty/Staff. During the launch of the survey in January, parents and students will have an opportunity to craft their own portraits of a graduate. All portraits will be on display in the Resenquist Gallery.
The Portrait of a Graduate exercise is meant to get our community thinking about the very things we hope our students will embody with regard to their intellectual abilities, their physical and emotional well-being, their social responsibility and spiritual development. 

What skills and attributes do we wish graduates to have? What do we hope to impart, encourage and develop through their experiences at Friends Seminary?

The answers to these questions will help form the Portrait of a Friends Seminary Graduate. And, it is this portrait that we shall keep in mind as we answer the charge put before us by the School Committee to form the next Strategic Plan for our school.
 
Working with Friends Seminary art students, photographs of actual students have been digitally manipulated in the Media Lab to create the outlines of the graduates. The portraits' frames are formed by the words or phrases that the community believes should describe a Friends Seminary graduate. Portraits have already been created by the School Committee, the SPC and Faculty/Staff. During the launch of the survey in January, parents and students will have an opportunity to craft their own portraits of a graduate. All portraits will be on display in the Resenquist Gallery.
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