The following was an article written in Collegiate's student newspaper The Match
about the recent TEDxYouth@RVA written by Senior Editor Helen Roddey. The event engaged students in an intensive collaborative leadership expereince that embodies our Civic Engagment pillar but also asked students to manage the finances of a high cost public event, helping them further develop their Economic Literacy skills.
As the November 14th date of TEDxYouth@RVA
approached, there was definitely a buzz in the air around school.TED Talks
are a popular source of information on the Collegiate campus, and both students and faculty were excited to get such an up close and personal insight into the process. The TEDx team
, made up of Collegiate’s TEDxYouth@RVA senior seminar class, Glen Allen’s Caroline Sindelar, James River’s Anna Davis and Maja Gabrielson, and mentors/teachers Timothy Couillard, Rhiannon Boyd, Allen Chamberlain, and Andy Stefanovich, had been working tirelessly for weeks. Posters were everywhere, tickets were sold out, and the list of outstanding speakers
coming to pitch their ideas for modeling the future was released.