Student Spotlight: Senior Thesis and Colloquium-Hunter '20

Senior Thesis and Colloquium is the culmination of a seven-year journey. Bosque seniors undertake a yearlong independent research project and deliver their findings in a twenty-page research essay, as well as in a public presentation at Colloquium. Over the course of the year, students will submit a formal prospectus, conduct text-based research and fieldwork, and test their arguments at a defense.

In the weeks leading up to Colloquium on May 13 and 14, the BUZZ will feature the thesis topics of Bosque’s seniors and provide insight into these student-researchers as they work toward the completion and presentation of their finished work.

Hunter ‘20 
The effect of youth sports on athletes' futures.

About Hunter’s Thesis:
Hunter is looking at how sports can change athletes' lives. He is investigating whether participating in sports has a negative or positive effect on athletes and in what ways sports have changed their lives. Hunter is looking into what effects coaches, other athletes, and different types of sports have on athletes and how these factors can shape athletes in their future. He is also interested in exploring if sports have a beneficial impact that helps athletes find better jobs or prepare them for their futures.

This topic interests Hunter because he has participated in sports for the majority of his life. He has always wanted to know how sports shape lives and futures.

Researcher Bio:
Hunter has participated in cross country and basketball since the start of his Bosque journey.