Rachel Koser Posted over 3 years ago Natalie Warne: Being young and making an impact Natalie, if you ever read this, thank you. I am a ninth grade English teacher. This year instead of struggling through yet another speech by a dead guy, I showed your inspiring speech to my students for my unit on persuasion. Not only are they learning about persuasive techniques from the lesson, they are learning that young people--people just a few years older than they are--have the ability to pursue a goal and live it! They loved you!