Second Annual TEDX


Photo Courtesy of Madison Hurrr

The second annual TEDX event was held April 16 in the auditorium

By Rebekah Sklute, News and Observations Online Editor

The Think Big club organized a TEDx event April 16 in which seven speakers discussed the theme of “Pathways”.

This event featured speakers such as entrepreneur and businessman Mark Bucher, science journalist and serial social entrepreneur Al Hammond, investigative reporter Tisha Thompson, 17-year-old advocate for gender equality Sara Hesterman, news broadcaster and producer Monika Samtoni, vice president of drug delivery and device development at MedImmune Anand Subramony and nurse and policy consultant Susan Pereles.

“We know that being exposed to a wide array of perspectives and ideas is crucial in being a well- informed and empathetic adult,” senior and Think Big co-president Bradley Lawrence said.

In addition to the presentations were interactive activities such as a speaker question-and-answer period, Italian ice and TEDx activities such as a chalkboard for the audience to write out their own ideas.

“I had a great time and was very inspired,” said senior Kimia Zarbian. “I was also really impressed that my own classmates were the ones who made this event possible.”