Three students earn top marks for Senior May Program
Sarah Sole

CSG seniors Kiera Rennick, Max Lang, and Ruthie Saar were all recognized Thursday, May 26 in the AJS Theater for exemplary projects during the Senior May Program Symposium. 

Three members of the Columbus School for Girls Class of 2022 were recognized for exemplary projects during the Senior May Program Symposium on Thursday, May 26 in the AJS Theater. 

Kiera Rennick ’22 was awarded first place for her work in gaming development, Max Lang ’22 was awarded second place for their work in music production, and Ruthie Saar ’22 was awarded third place for her work recreating her mother’s biking trip through England and France. 

The culmination of a CSG student’s education, Senior May Program is a three-week program in which students have the opportunity to dive deep and explore specific subjects of interest outside the classroom and in the real world. The students were evaluated on their commitment to the process, their eagerness to learn, and their final presentation of their projects. 

First Place Award
Kiera applied to Gumbo, a collective of indie game creators in Brooklyn, New York. She spent time in New York working out of their coworking space while working virtually with indie tabletop role-playing game publisher Calvary Games to develop a board game. 

Second Place Award
Max taught themselves how to use music production software and produced three demos of songs they’d written. They put together an acoustic track; a down-tempo, indie-pop track; and an upbeat, alternative track. Max also put together social media pages under their music persona, Second Language. 

Third Place Award
Ruthie traveled with her mother to England and France to recreate a biking trip that her mother took over 40 years ago when she was a CSG student. The two biked together across the countryside and explored a variety of landmarks and historic locations. 

During the event, keynote speaker Judge Jaiza Page ’02 congratulated the Class of 2022 and told them that the skills they’ve developed because of their education here will allow them the agency to “build their own table” as they move forward in the world. 

“I built my own table in my courtroom,” Page said. “I have the power to make change within my community and make change within my courtroom.” 

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