Senior Rhetoric is a tradition in classical education and the capstone for a student's completion of the Trivium. For the entirety of their education, classical students have been trained to master their own language through writing and speaking, to think carefully and deeply, and to argue with wisdom and clarity. During their senior year, they put these skills to the test in the pursuit of one topic. After careful research and writing, students present their ideas to the school community and a panel of experts, to which they must defend their conclusions. This capstone experience gives students the opportunity to grow both in their academic abilities and in their search for truth.