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TEDx Clarkston Ed: Designing the Future of Education

TEDx Clarkston Ed: Designing the Future of Education

By Grace Nolan, CHS Class of 2019

If you've ever enjoyed watching a TED Talk, you're in luck; a group of 15 Clarkston High School juniors and seniors are hosting a TEDxEd event!

TEDx events are independently organized TED events that showcase short and insightful talks delivered by speakers looking to spread their knowledge and ideas.

This year, Clarkston is hosting our event around the theme of education; speakers ranging from high school students to educators and administrators from around the state of Michigan have applied to speak at our event, and those that have been selected will deliver 10-15 minute talks to the topic of "Designing the Future of Education."

Unique viewpoints in regards to education advancements in Michigan and beyond will be shared in an engaging and captivating way.

The ClarkstonTedxEd event will take place Saturday, May 19, at the Clarkston Junior High School PAC. Come support local student and administrative speakers, as well as speakers from across the state. There will be opportunities to meet with speakers and ask questions regarding their talk. Visit our website to "meet" the speakers! Tickets are available online at our website,, and costs $20.

The event offers insight and enjoyment for all ages! It will begin at 10:30am and go until 4pm. Merchandise is available for purchase the day of. For more information and for ticket sales, visit our website and Twitter! Hope to see you at this inspiring, informative, and engaging event.

TEDx event organizers include juniors Christopher Wenzlick, Grace Nolan, Alex Stevenson, Makenzie Griffin, Claire Lynch, Marlena Komatz, Juliana Stuertz, Addison Causley, Islay Hepburn, Farhiya Osman, Lyndsey Fenton, Megan Mayernik; seniors Charlie Lussenhop, Casey Quigley, Ellie Vondette, Hannah Laing; and advisor Language Arts Teacher Ryan Eisele.

About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of nearly 8,000 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Each Clarkston Community Schools' student is fully engaged in a globally focused education, from preschool through graduation, that fosters in students a sense of self, perspective, responsibility/ownership, and contribution. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to cultivate thinkers, learners and positive contributors to a global society.

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