An amazing array of talent was on display on our last night — singing, dancing, and even molding noses in clay! It was a perfect way to wrap up the program! Below are pictures and video snippets of all the acts!
AD Gina and Dean Denise led two singalongs: “I Have a Dream” by Abba and “Love Story” by Taylor Swift:
Click on the videos below to catch parts of the great acts!
Adele’s “Chasing Pavements”:
A dramatic enactment of Clifford the Big Red Dog:
A magnificent piano performance:
A one-handed handstand:
Song, dance, rap, and laughter with a Pitch Perfect medley:
A version of Lewis Capaldi’s “Forever”:
The nose knows:
“Vienna” by Billy Joel:
Ridley, Shonaugh, and Gina sang “Jackie and Wilson” by Hozier:
And Zijian wowed everyone with the swingin’ “Kick in the Head”:
To honor their exceptional work this summer, The OxPrep Program held its awards ceremony in the Corpus Christi Chapel. There, all students reflected on the value of their studies, and each faculty member honored one special student.
OxPreppers finished their final day with a bang! Here are scenes from the pre-dinner reception in the Corpus Christi garden. Students quaffed sparkling elderberry juice in champagne glasses to make the evening more special. Faculty and the Administrative Team celebrated joyfully.
A picture is worth 1,000 words, they say. If so, these images represent the totality of the OxPrep experience well! Our two Photography Minors students kindly made their favorite images available to us to post as a gallery. Enjoy!
“You will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery, and always challenge yourself to try new things.” — Nate Berkus
Students pursed their passions with their Minors at the OxPrep. These afternoon presentations began with a formal debate for all to see, and ended with a rotation so everyone could appreciate all the classes.
Speech and Debate/Law and Society
These two classes teamed up and put on a formal debate on the topic of Cancel Culture. While it was a little nerve wracking to present in front of the entire group, all of the students prepared and presented admirably!
The two Engineering Minor students presented their products, mechanical drawings, posters, and 3-D printed sample.
International Relations hosted a Model United Nations with each student representing a country.
CW held a poetry reading in their favorite room, the Junior Commons Room.
As with the Majors students, this class worked on case studies and diagnosis and presented their treatment plans. Additionally, they enacted a mock therapy session.
Photography Minors focused on seeing Oxford through the lens, to showcase unseen or small fragments that others might not appreciate. They played with pigment, cyanotype, color, and black and white photography.
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy
Students should be proud of themselves for an amazing day showcasing their learning over the last month! They are truly becoming the next generation’s leaders.
Today we were on a rotating schedule so that students could not only present to share their learning, but also attend others’ presentations to see what their friends were up to all month. Here are some highlights that only show a fraction of their amazing achievements!
Students in engineering showcased their new products with professional posters, mechanical drawings, prototypes of their work done on the 3-D printer, and even a website selling their designs. They all created useful inventions, including a handheld electric pencil sharpener, binoculars that use smart technology to tell the user what species they are seeing, and a “Smudge Stopper” to help lefties avoid smudging pen and pencil on paper.
Literature and the Fantastic
Fantastical worlds were on display in this class! Our writers shared their stories via slide shows and told about their favorite aspects of the class. Students wrote full narratives with multiple characters, conflicts, and unique fantasy elements to populate their worlds.
Business and Finance
Business and Finance Majors pulled out all the stops for their presentation of their Financial Company, DolFin Tech . They presented a slide show with a video, their website, financial analyses, and they even showed off their spiffy new sweatshirts with the company logo! Their savvy question-and-answer format made even their most complex graphics very understandable.
In Psychology, students were given one of three different case studies. They created plans for how they would diagnose the patient, what kind of treatment they would offer, and how they would be able to tell when patients were ready to move on from treatment. They showed impressive skills and empathy in their presentations.
“It’s a great day to save lives!” – Grey’s Anatomy
In Medical Science, students created stations where they showed off their new skills — CPR, taking blood pressure, putting in an IV, and suturing. They are our future doctors and researchers!
“I Walk the Line”
And here are some pictures to show classes moving within the quad from location to location. In all, a successful morning!