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Taking Mission Possible into the World
8th-grade students at Oakhill are required to complete a year-long, research-based project called "Mission Possible," which culminates in a presentation of their work. Students choose a topic that matters to them personally, stemming from hobbies, individual passions, or previous volunteer activities.
Savannah Gentry chose to focus her project on The First Tee of Greater Kansas City, a youth development organization that focuses on teaching positive values to children and teens through golf. She used her passion for the game of golf, as well as a desire to support children, to fuel her Mission Possible Project. During the process of her project, Savannah created a mini-golf fundraiser, which raised $450 to donate to The First Tee.
Savannah was asked to be the guest speaker at the First Tee's Donor Appreciation Reception. She shared her experiences with the game of golf, as well as with the organization, in front of donors and members. One member of the audience was long-time supporter of First Tee and champion golfer Tom Watson. Mr. Watson was so impressed with Savannah's presentation that he read the entirety of her research paper.
Learning and personal growth continue to develop after students leave our school. We are so proud of Savannah and her continued efforts to explore her passions and make a difference in the community.
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