Hersh is a senior at The Oakridge School. He is immensely excited by all things medical, especially the research that goes into medical discoveries. And because of this, he wishes to study neuroscience in college and potentially become a doctor. Of course, his time this past summer at Rockefeller University prepared him to give this talk about addiction.
Daniella is a senior at The Oakridge School. She has been performing her poetry for several years including at TEDxKids @SMU to 350 middle school students.
Michael is a junior at Trinity Valley School and enjoys running track and cross country. He serves as President of the Political Club and was a founding member of the Debate Team. His interest in Finance led him to seek an internship with a financial firm over the past two summers and he hopes to study Finance and Economics in college.
Emily is a Senior at TVS. She has many interests including, writing, playing field hockey, traveling, and playing guitar. Emily was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease and is active in raising awareness about the challenges of living a "gluten-free" lifestyle. Emily hopes to college in the northeast this upcoming year and study broadcast journalism and international communications.
Parth Kalaria and Krishna Tiwari
Parth is a sophomore at Trinity Valley School. He enjoys playing tennis and is on the varsity team at Trinity Valley. In his free time, he enjoys playing chess, keeping up with current events, and traveling with his family. He is a founding member of the Trinity Valley Math and Debate Teams, and loves to compete frequently in both. Naturally, he loves interacting with people and hopes to pursue a career that centers on direct human interaction. Such an interest inspired his talk on the “Dedication Effect” which focuses around human interaction and the spread of knowledge from one to thousands in the future.Krishna is a sophomore at TVS. He plays football and soccer, and is a member of the debate and math teams.
Annie Jacobs and Colleen Houston
Annie is a sophomore at Trinity Valley School. She plays club soccer and is an enthusiastic cross country runner. She has studied Spanish in Mexico for the past two summers and spent ten days in Costa Rica on an Outward Bound trip. She currently serves as sophomore class president and hopes to someday have a career involving international work and travel. Colleen Houston is a junior at Trinity Valley. She is a member of the varsity cheer squad, as well as a member in Community Service Club, Sustainability Club, Home Ec Club, and Book Club. She hopes to study health sciences in college and pursue becoming a dietician.
Garrison Roe and Neil Tapiavala
Garrison is a sophomore at TVS and has a passion for politics and public policy. He is a member of the drumline, tennis team, and a regular attendee of the Political Club. He also has extensive business interests that have led him to placing 4th in the UIL State Accounting contest in 2011 and becoming an international contestant for marketing in the DECA ICDC 2011 competition. Neil ia a sophomore at TVS. His primary interests are debate, soccer, and politics. His goal for this event is to educate others and educate himself on topics that are at hand through the TEDx event.
Jordan is a sophomore at The Oakridge School. She has three brothers she loves. She enjoys playing sports and is very passionate about the topic of her talk.
Aditya has been attending Oakridge for the last six years, and is currently a senior. He enjoys music and plays the drums. He also
enjoys sports, played tennis, has been on the power-lifting team since his freshman year, and is a captain of it this year. Aditya is
uncertain about his interest for the years ahead, but excited for the next chapter in life. He looks forward to college and the years ahead, to see what it holds, and to make the best of the possibilities that the future holds.
Deron is a senior at The Oakridge School and has attended there since 2007. He is an avid runner and loves running varsity cross country for the school. Deron aspires to major in communications and journalism as well as potentially run cross country in college. He loves sports and his dream job would be a position in the sports broadcasting field.
Kourtnei is currently in 8th grade. She has attended The Oakridge School since first grade. She enjoys basketball, cheer, volleyball, and track and field. Her other interests include math and Spanish.
Skylar is currently in 8th grade. She has attended The Oakridge School for the past 10 years. Skylar enjoys playing field hockey, basketball and running track. She also loves math and English.