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The 2024 Mira Loma Personal Project Showcase

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Recently, many MYP sophomores who attend Mira Loma High School presented their personal projects to the school and community during the Personal Project Showcase. These sophomores have spent nearly a year working on their projects, and this showcase was an opportunity for them to share their achievement and final products of their hard work.

The personal project is a special project that most IB MYP students complete. Students are tasked with creating their own, unique and extended project to work on over the course of a year. Their project can be related to anything that they are interested in, such as learning how to code a video game or learning how to play an instrument. Additionally, students assess their own success in the project by creating their own grading criteria by which to grade themselves. 

The showcase took place on Monday, January 22nd, in the FLEX space of Mira Loma’s science building after school. Around 50 students showcased their projects to family members of other students, Mira Loma teachers, and students from other classes. Examples of projects presented during the showcase included learning how to play the piano, learning how to invest stocks effectively, learning how to garden, and even learning how to build a PC. 

The sophomores presented their projects through trifolds and slideshows, and those who created a tangible project brought it for audience members to interact with and inspect. One student who created a video game for their project brought a laptop so that the audience was able to test the game.

Naysha Nigah, a sophomore at Mira Loma High School who participated in the personal project shares that, “the personal project was a great experience for me, and I think that the showcase event was really fun. I enjoyed looking at other people’s projects, as well as presenting my own to others. It was amazing to see the creativity expressed by my classmates.” Nigah’s project was learning how to play “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift on the piano.

Jacob Pacia, another sophomore at Mira Loma High School who completed the personal project shares that the showcase “was a great collaborative experience with my friends where we were able to share what we have been working on for the past year.” Pacia’s project was learning how to raise and grow his own plants.

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