In April, a group of St Luke’s seniors demonstrated their ability to showcase their mastery level research and presentation skills during the annual St. Luke’s Scholars Symposium.
Four of this year’s senior scholars are Ridgefield residents: Kayleigh Bowler, Peter Gutstein, Laura Mercedes, and Ruth Mercedes. Global Scholar Kayleigh Bowler’s topic of research was: The Effects of Microfinance on Communities in Developing Nations. Peter Gutstein, a STEM Scholar, focused on: Applying Machine Learning to Wildlife Conservation: Using a Neural Network to Identify White-Tailed Deer on Trail Camera Images. Global Scholar Laura Mercedes worked on: In Fear of Memory: The Compatibility of Genocide Denial and Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe. Ruth Mercedes, a Global Scholar, researched: Enter the Dragon: China’s Strategic Use of the Belt and Road Initiative.