The culmination of our parish school’s Catholic, classical education is the annual Senior Thesis Defense. The formation of Donahue Academy students is made manifest as they-become-adults in a rigorous encounter with a difficult, relevant question, answered according to principles of right reason and divine truths and defended in public after writing 15+ pages on the topic.
We encourage a large audience to assist in what amounts to a celebration of the transition of our children into adulthood. Be aware some presentations may not be suitable for younger audiences. The thesis titles should make clear whether a child should attend. If you have questions, however, please feel to contact Mr. Graham.
All Presentations will begin at 7:00pm in AMU’s Demetree Auditorium.
Thursday, May 19th
- Stephen Halisky – Should graphic images be used in pro-life evangelization?
- Joe Burke – Can the principles of libertarianism be reconciled with Catholic social teaching?
- Bernadette Hart – When can a Catholic attend an unlawful marriage?
- Mary Kinnick – How should high school theology be taught?
Friday, May 20th
- Vance Aubert – Should the government make college education free?
- Kayla Dang – Whose responsibility does the opioid crisis fall upon: the doctor or the government?
- Sofia Licheri – Is randomness really random?
Monday, May 23rd
- Winston Fairchild – Does capitalism cause secularism?
- Cassie Mathews – Is the Big 5 personality test a valid work of science?
- Jackie Freeze – What is the proper way to teach that contraceptives are bad?
- Cameron Millward – What are the ethical limitations of plastic surgery?
Tuesday, May 24th
- Adam Lenardson – Which is more important in an incarceration system: reform or punishment of the criminal?
- Maddie Luzarraga – The ethics of glamour.
- Catherine Graham – When and how should natural family planning be taught?