Senior Donovan Kelm discusses how he designed a small house with Graton architect Lamont Langworthy, who is renowned for his hillside homes. Kelm wants to study architecture after high school.  "This was an opportunity to work with a real expert in architecture and see what it's like," he said. Courtesy of Jacob Rich/ El Molino High School

Senior Donovan Kelm discusses how he designed a small house with Graton architect Lamont Langworthy, who is renowned for his hillside homes. Kelm wants to study architecture after high school. “This was an opportunity to work with a real expert in architecture and see what it’s like,” he said. Courtesy of Jacob Rich/ El Molino High School

Elizabeth Bryant researched the use of body cameras by law enforcement.

Dillon McLean helped Geurneville eighth graders learn to build and use robots.

Loring Hartmann researched whether youth should be taught about nutrition and exercise under the mentorship of a dietician at Sutter Regional Hospital.

Veronica Salas caught, housed and fed the many feral cats in her Graton neighborhood so she could have them spayed and neutered.

These were among 130 diverse career- and/or community service-oriented senior projects completed by El Molino High School seniors this year.

The Senior Project is a requirement for senior English at the school. The projects culminated  Tuesday in a presentation by each of the students to a panel of 12 community members. Projects included working with a mentor, writing a research paper, compiling a professional portfolio and delivering the presentation.