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.

2019 Senior Tutorial Finals

Congratulations to Rose Pikman who won the Trivium Award at Senior Tutorial Finals!
You can view the 2019 finalists’ papers by clicking their name. You can watch their presentations on our YouTube channel.

Carly Cawthon, “A Sinking Ship: The Titanic Failure of America’s Mental Health System”

Zhenhao “Andy” Liao, “The New Olympic Generation: The Rise and Impact of E-Sports”

Rose Pikman, “When Fight-or-Flight Is Not An Option: The Trauma of Fear”

2018 Senior Tutorial Finals

Congratulations to Lauren Ferguson who won the Trivium Award at Senior Tutorial Finals!
You can view the 2018 finalists’ papers by clicking their name. You can watch their presentations on our YouTube channel.

Lauren Ferguson, “Overcoming Fear of the Fairytale”

Matthew Jordan, “A Romantic Readiness: The Virtue of Hope and the Fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald”

Bryant Solomon, “The Specter of Reality: A Supernatural Solution to the Quantum Quandary”

2017 Senior Tutorial Finals

Congratulations to Claire Williams who won the Trivium Award at Senior Tutorial Finals!
You can view the 2017 finalists’ papers by clicking their name.

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”

2016 Senior Tutorial Finals

Congratulations to Lawson Smith who won the Trivium Award at Senior Tutorial Finals!

Zach Raybourn, “The Moral Implications of Covert Operations”

Lawson Smith, “Tolkien: Reinterpreting Immortality through Myth”

Florence Solomon, “Not a Tame Lion: A Theodicy for the Wrath of God”

2015 Senior Tutorial Finals

Congratulations to Alyssa Nelson who won the Trivium Award at Senior Tutorial Finals!

Alyssa Nelson, “Sexualized Youth: The Problem Facing Young Girls in America”

Colton Runnels, “Father and Son: The Struggle for Greek Virtue in The Odyssey

Oliver Weir, “Redefining Heroism: John Milton’s Christ”

2014 Senior Tutorial Finals

Congratulations to Elena Frattaroli who won the Trivium Award at Senior Tutorial Finals!

Madyson Chance, “Biological Weapons: Unjust and Morally Wrong”

Elena Frattaroli, “Victor Hugo’s Waterloo: Focal Point of Les Miserables”

Parker Smith, “Law, Morality, and Human Flourishing”

2013 Senior Tutorial Finals

Congratulations to Caroline McLeod who won the Trivium Award at Senior Tutorial Finals!

Lanie Howard, “Vergil’s Aeneid: The End of the Homeric Era”

Caroline McLeod, “Science and Theism: Fine-Tuning the Relation”

Annie Neely, “Reassessing Biblical Womanhood: What’s a Woman to Do?”

2012 Senior Tutorial Finals

Congratulations to Dane Truelson who won the Trivium Award at Senior Tutorial Finals!

Ingrid Aguirre, “Hitchens vs. History: Is Christianity Lethal?”

Hayley Doran, “The Alleged Darwinian Origins of Religious Belief”

Dane Truelson, “Disarming Darwin – One Fossil at a Time”