The senior tutorial is the capstone of the curriculum at The Cambridge School of Dallas. Its purpose is to provide students with an occasion to study a topic in depth, to write a rigorous academic paper on that topic, and to present and defend the thesis of that paper publicly before an academic committee. Each senior works under the direction of a Cambridge professor who has a particular interest or expertise in the general subject matter. During the semi-final stage, all seniors present a brief summary of their papers before fellow students, guests, and a panel of Cambridge professors. The top three tutorials are chosen to move on to the Tutorial Finals, where they present a summary of their papers before fellow students, guests, and a panel of outside judges and entertain questions from the judges and, if time permits, the audience. The program culminates in the Trivium Award for the top tutorial, given at Senior Tutorial Finals, this year on April 20th at 7pm.
The 2017 finalists and titles are:
Addison Dunayer - "Worshipping God Through Sport"
Conor Lyons - "Sacred and Profane: The Degradation of Church Music"
Claire Williams - "Loving Judgment: The Final Judgment in Light of Christ's Atoning Death"