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Theme: Spark!

This event occurred on
November 16, 2013
1:00am - 8:00am MST
(UTC -7hrs)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
United States

This event brings together students from schools in New Mexico to talk about issues important to them. Our event is in its fourth year, and includes students from Albuquerque Academy, Bosque School, and Sandia Preparatory School. Presentations run the gamut between ideas for supporting sustainable agriculture to starting a business, to issues of culture and civil rights in the world. This year, we will have Spanish language presentations and enjoy the insights of high school students in Albuquerque.

Sandia Preparatory School
532 Osuna NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87113
United States
Event type:
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Carina Kill

Carina Kill, Sandia Prep School, Short Story by Carina Kill

Isaac Alderate

Issac Alderate, Sandia Prep School, Arizona’s SB1070

Matt Stanasolovich

Matt Stanasolovich, Sandia Preparatory School, A Personal Philosophy on Filmmaking

Michael Adrian Chavez

Michael Adrian Chavez is a senior at Albuquerque Academy. He is a youth advocate for cultural diversity and an international speech and debate champion. He spent his junior year of high school at as an exchange student in Beijing, China, where he learned to play a traditional Chinese instrument called the Erhu. Fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and conversational Spanish, Michael enjoys singing and playing the violin in local mariachi groups, as well as singing baritone in classical and a cappella choirs at his high school. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering with various institutions, such as Albuquerque’s LGBTQ community and Title I public schools, including Eugene Field Elementary.

Sally Midani

Sally Midani, Albuquerque Academy, The Strife of Syria

Sam Albert

Sam Albert, Sandia Prep School, El Programa Bracero

Sebi Ward

Sebi Ward, Sandia Preparatory School, Slam Poetry

Shelby Rashap

Taylor Chavez and Shelby Rashap, The Bosque School, Teen ABQ StartUp

Stephanie Lewis

Stephanie Lewis, Sandia Prep School, Loma Dee Cervantes

Taylor Chavez

Taylor Chavez and Shelby Rashap, The Bosque School, Teen ABQ StartUp

Tea Praxedis Salazar

Student MC
Tea Praxedis Salazar, 15 years old, is a sophomore attending the Albuquerque Academy. She has been Class Officer for three years and is a member of the Academy Community Service Club and Half The Sky Women’s Youth Group. She also enjoys sports and plays volleyball, basketball, and tennis. Tea plans to pursue a career as an attorney protecting the civil rights of the members of her community.

Organizing team


Albuquerque, NM, United States
  • Jill Brown
  • Claudio Perez