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TEDx Youth 2018 Speakers :

event . With the help of a dedicated team including Lucas Bundros , Andrea Levan and Jordan Bedwell , all from Gilroy High , and Ryan Rivera from Christopher . Mark Turner filled out the team as the adult advisor . This team became the face of a dedicated and capable younger generation !

On March 31 st at the GHS Theater , TEDx Youth @ Christmas Hill Park was held . Ten speakers entertained and motivated the audience . Over 30 people sent petitions to speak . All the selected speakers have a local connection through the high schools or were friends of friends . Potential speakers were reviewed by the local team and they selected the final nine speakers . None of the final nine were professional speakers … just young people with a well-delivered message .
Each presentation focused on “ Be the Change ” and was around ten minutes with some using additional graphics or photos . One common thread was a high
level of professionalism and maturity . Justin Fajardo , only a sophomore at GECA , was the lead-off speaker and was an impressive speaker with a great message “ Be Kaizen … never be satisfied .” One after another the speakers impressed and inspired . The host for the day was the talented musician and MC , Iseph Dela Merced , a Christopher senior . Mark Turner delivered the last speech .
Pranavi and Tasia did a short presentation at the Gilroy Rotary where they raised the $ 1,000 necessary to fund the event . Looking forward , several team members , who are not graduating this year , are eagerly interested in hosting a bigger and better event next year . One goal for a 2019 event would be to have more participation from the high schools in Hollister and Morgan Hill .
If a measure of the future generation is the leadership , dedication and abilities seen at TEDx Youth @ Christmas Hill Park things are going to be just fine .
TEDx Youth 2018 Speakers :
Justin Fajardo , “ Want to succeed ? Be Kaizen .”
Sam Melton , “ My Country : Right or Wrong .”
Katheryn Kong , “ Shine through the Shame .”
Andres Medina , “ How Breaking away from Groupthink Changed my Life .”
Alexana Alvarado , “ Need a Format for Life ? Look to Thru-Hiking .”
Hanna Wu , “ Forging Your Own Path .”
Maximo Rocha , “ Changing the STEM Community .”
Hayden Jungling , “ Changing Society to Promote Arts and Academics .”
Jyo Kavil , “ Do You Really Know Your Neighbor ?”
Mark Turner , “ Six Words that can Change Your Direction and Destiny in Life .”
PHOTO PROVIDED BY TED X CHRISTMAS HILL PARK
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