Moreau's TEDx team of teachers, students, and motivational speakers demonstrated transformation in action on April 17 during the first annual TEDx event, TEDxMoreauCatholicHS, highlighting "Providence and Promise."
Student and guest speakers offered their "ideas worth sharing" and took the TEDx stage during four sessions during the day and evening.
"The TEDx Talks reminded us of the power of student voice and their role in changing the world," said Principal Lisa Tortorich.
"Our TEDx faculty who organized and inspired our speakers, Mary McInerney, Bryan Lorentz, Toni West, and Ann Tabora made a difference in the lives of all our Mariners," Tortorich added.
Student speakers included: Sravya Balasa, Ben Bega, Araceli Berry, Sofia Herrera-Padilla, Ben Jacinto, Gurleen Kaur, Shane Knight, Daniel Lara, Damoni Nears, Tyler Piedad, Sarang Raj, Nyah Scott, Onijai Sellers, Supreet Thiara, Arnoldo Valdivieso Martinez, and Lucas Zamora. Students Megan Kane and Tommy Slakey hosted this first TEDx event.
Guest speakers for TEDxMoreauCatholicHS included Moreau alumnae Amanda Aguilar, a television reporter in Wichita, Kansas; Del Seymour, founder of Code Tenderloin, a job training program for Tenderloin residents; and Marquis Engle, Program Director of Up on Top, a no-cost after school childcare program located in the Tenderloin.
The independently organized event, licensed by TED, was videotaped and uploaded to the TEDx talks YouTube channel, allowing global outreach for the students' presentations.