E3 School Gardening Planters Project – Lee McElligott ’23

    This fall, the EDI Fellows designed and built wooden planters for the New E3 School in Norfolk. We undertook this project in order to support the E3 School’s mission of using tangible objects to promote experiential learning. Last summer, we …
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    E3 School Gardening Planters Project – Ann Gray Golpira ’24

    At the very first E-Bell as a new member of the EDI Fellows, I made a promise to myself to make a thorough effort in finding my place in the Fellows program this year. Accordingly, when asked for volunteers for …
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    Reflection from Sean Wetmore’s Accountability Presentation – Sam Bibeau ’24

    At the beginning of this school year, Mr. Wetmore addressed all of Norfolk Academy’s Fellows and spoke to us about commitment and about the effort and thought that we should strive to put into the Fellow’s Program in the coming …
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    Reflection from Sean Wetmore’s Accountability Presentation – Kristin Houston ’23

    Earlier this week, all of the Fellows groups gathered in Johnson Theater to gain more insight into values we should strive to achieve when working on our respective projects. During this time we discussed the different kinds of commitment levels …
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    Swimming Mask Holders Project – Owen Yeung ’24

    Throughout the swimming year of 2020-2021, the misplacement and dampening of masks while swimming was a major inconvenience. As a swimmer myself, I can personally attest to the fact that masks would constantly get wet, mixed up, or even lost, …
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    Swimming Mask Holders Project – Kai Wang ’22

    As a swimmer during the 2020-21 school year, I constantly faced the disappointment of having to wear a cold, damp mask after a strenuous workout (thank you Coach Kirkman). While I would like to have a personal heater to keep …
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    Sep 2019 Project Update from Sarah Haugh ’20

    For this year’s project, I am designing a database through which current Upper School students can search where recent alums with similar academic and extracurricular interests attended college. This will allow current students to connect with people at colleges they …
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    Sep 2019 Project Update by Caitlin Johnson EDI’21

    This year I hope to work with the ODU Cytotechnology department. I plan on creating a portable microscope for a cellphone, a microscope which students and teachers can use during class or during times when they are outside of the …
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    EDI Fellows 2019 Project Process Overview

    This year the EDI Fellows will be following a different process for how they propose, design, and carry-out projects. An outline of the process is below. Ideate – Think about what interests you and identify potential communities/topics that you are …
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    Director’s Note on the EDI Theme of Housing

    This year, Dr. Call and I decided to structure the EDI curriculum, such as speakers, case studies, hackathons, and more, around the theme of housing.  Housing touches everyone in our community of Hampton Roads, our country, and our world. A …
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