Serving up a final essay on a silver platter

Cooper High School senior Celisia Stanton of Crystal prepares to turn in the final copy of her Extended Essay (on chemistry) Dec. 7 as part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Silver Platter Day ceremony at the school. Students in gowns brought their final essays, along with a cupcake in Cooper colors, on platters to the teachers who mentored them. Stanton was one of 16 students to participate. (Photo by Joseph Palmersheim – Sun Newspapers)