For your last assignment, these pieces should be collected in a single document:
1) A description of an event (something newsworthy or noteworthy) in three paragraphs;
2) An analysis of the event's significance in three paragraphs;
3) An analysis of one or more of the individuals involved in the event (why they deserve to be known) in three paragraphs.
Notes on 1-3: For each section, try to focus on different expository elements. Use one as an exercise in transitions, for example, or in notable openers/closers. Use another to practice embedding your quotes efficiently and effectively.
4) You will graduate in anywhere from three to four years. Write a speech to your future self informing them of...well, whatever you like. Since you will forget what it's like to live like you currently do, to think like you currently think, etc., by the time you graduate, consider this something like a piece to throw into a time capsule. In three or four years, read it again, and see how you thought, and what you thought mattered today; you may find it interesting.
And just so you can see what happens your senior year, on the other side of this assignment: