Keystone, Scheck Hillel's Lower School enrichment program exclusively for students showing mastery of grade-level skills beginning in Grade 3, culminated with persuasive presentations: TED-style overviews of issues impacting students' lives and the world around them. Topics included "Don't Mess With Nature," "Overprotective Schools," "Racism," "Pink Tax," "Emergency Vehicles," "Antisemitism" and more.
The following students participated in this year's Keystone enrichment program:
Sasha Ades '30 David Alitenssi '31 Noa Batito '31 Liv Benitah '31 Jacques Brief '32 Dania Cogan '32 Michael Copernik '32 Alex Feldman '30 Mia Germanovsky '31 Leora Gohar '32 Natalia Gruszka '30 Oliver Hadani '32 Benjamin Lekach '31 Mia Mizrachi '32 Maya Najman '32 Natan Newman '30 Carolina Pochinki '30 Yael Poler '31 Michelle Resler '32 Zachary Rubin '32 Nissim Russo '30 Isabella Ruthen '30 Mark Saba '31 Alexis Solomon '30 Ariela Steinfeld '31 Camille Sultan '32 Nathan Warshofsky '30 Ezra Weisleder '32
About the Keystone Enrichment Program Keystone has been crafted to expand children’s passion about topics they are curious about and engage them in meaningful learning through the design thinking process. Extending from Scheck Hillel’s mission, Keystone is another personalized opportunity through which high-achieving students enrich and advance their own learning journeys. Qualified students in select grade levels choose topics related to areas of interest and produce research presentations in the style of a Ted Talk. Through a three-step process, they Discover, Develop and then Share their passion and what they’ve learned through this self-paced journey. Students develop advanced skills in research, collaboration, feedback processes, presentation design and public speaking.