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World of Inquiry Student Teaches and Inspires

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    Alexis Margolin

When faced with the decision of where to focus his senior year Capstone Project, for World of Inquiry School #58 (WOI) senior Jason Cherin, there was one obvious answer: soccer. 

WOI seniors are asked to complete a two-semester process for their culminating Capstone Project. Students begin by focusing on college prep, sharperning SAT skills, and exploring potential career interests. The second part of the project encourages students to explore an area in which they are passionate and develop and execute a related project.

Soccer has given Jason Cherin a lot. Friendships. Memories that'll last a lifetime, including last fall's snapshots when his World of Inquiry team became the first Rochester City School District soccer squad to reach the state championships.

Most important: Soccer has given him passion and direction, so he gives back.

"I love teaching kids and watching them have fun with it, watching them grow as players," the 18-year-old senior said.

For his Capstone Project, Cherin organized, designed, recruited help and players and was the lead instructor in a once-a-week soccer clinic the first three Saturdays in May.

Learn more about Jason, his passion, and his project in this Democrat & Chronicle article.