Friday, November 15, 2013

Our speakers from Duchesne Academy

Georgia McMayon - "There is Always a Reason to Sing"
Written by Regina Gonzalez

Georgia McMayon, nice, beautiful, talented, charismatic, are all words that her friends at Duchesne would use to describe her. Georgia is 10 years old. She is going to talk about singing and how it relaxes her, and she is going to sing a song from the musical Wicked. She likes to do cheerleading, and she enjoys spending time with her best friends. She is in fifth grade and her favorite subject is music. When she grows up she would like to be a singer. Before going to Duchesne she went to Southampton Montessori.

Nicole Sagarnaga - "Life Altering Decisions"

Nicole Sagarnaga is 12 years old and is the oldest of two children. She loves to bake, play field hockey, and read. She wants to be a writer when she grows up. She is very outgoing and loves music. She has been going to Duchesne since fifth grade and spent the rest of her life at Post Oak School. She has been looking forward to doing TED since last year's TEDxYouth event. 

Madison Romo - "Go For It"
Written by Abby Contant

The oldest speaker from Duchesne Academy's Middle School, Madison Romo, has created a compelling speech about individuality. Madison has a very busy schedule consisting of speech tournaments, field hockey games and debate tournaments. Madison spends her summers at Duke TIP which is a summer camp for exceptional students. These camps are highlights of her year which is why it makes sense that her TED talk would include many stories about that camp. She learned many valuable lessons there and would like to share them with you!

Kristen Bui - "How Safe are You Behind the Screen?"
11th grader Kristen Bui has proven herself to be quite the dedicated athlete through her extensive resume of both school affiliated and independent sports such as golf, cross country, karate, and tennis. The Sacred Heart student expresses her artistic side through piano and art interpretation and aspires to a profession in a creative field such as fashion or architecture. Kristen finds inspiration for all that she does through her father, and her TEDx topic was inspired by his advocacy on internet safety.
Anwesha Dubey - "La Manqué de Medecine:  Access to Healthcare in the World"
A native to India, Duchesne senior Anwesha Dubey moved to Canada at age eight, and two years later to her current home in Houston, Texas. Anwesha’s hobbies include robotics and theater, but her true passion lies in medicine. Anwesha dreamed of working in medicine from a young age, and now that she is on the brink of adulthood, she plans on making her dream into a reality by attaining a degree in medicine, business, and engineering, followed by a medical career to help those in third world countries.

Audrey Novak - "Greed in Our Society"

Audrey was born and raised in Houston, Texas by her mother, a teacher at St. Thomas More, and father, a mechanic. Audrey is very active in her school community through her participation in swim team and choir in her free time, Audrey enjoys reading a range of things from daily newspaper articles to literary classics. In fact, it was Audrey’s passion for reading that is behind her inspiration for her TEDx talk.

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