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Theme: A School Reimagined

This event occurred on
March 21, 2015
6:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
East Grand Rapids, Michigan
United States

TEDxEastGrandRapidsHigh is an independent TED Youth event involving primarily student speakers and organizers. Our event's theme is 'A School Re-Imagined' to not only embrace the value of education, but also explore some of the issues we see in our modern education system, and ponder ways to solve these issues. With primarily student speakers, our event will provide a unique insight on our modern education system. To find out more, please follow us on social media websites!
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East Grand Rapids High School
2211 Lake Drive SE
East Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49506
United States
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Alex Constantelos

A student teacher, co-coach of the schools Constitutional debate team, and inspiration to all of his students, Mr. Alex Constantelos speaks about his main concerns with the current curriculum.

Brendan Elliot

Brendan is a senior in high school and will be attending Cornell University in the fall. He plays lacrosse and tennis, loves design and architecture and House of Cards, reading about innovation, and is very excited to think of ways to innovate our education system.

Christina Van Dyke

Professor Van Dyke is a professor at Calvin College (Philosophy and Gender Studies). Her son is a junior in high school, and when she’s not traveling around the world giving talks and researching medieval philosophy, she’s hanging around with him playing video games and reading YA fiction.

David Buth

ACT tutor and Non-Profit Organizer

Gabrielle Alter

Teenager wanting to help those who can't

Lucy Jackaboice

Teachers, students, and everyone alike need to embrace failure.

Meredith Gillespie

My name is Meredith Gillespie, a 17-year-old Senior from East Grand Rapids High School. I was born and raised in Grand Rapids with my older brothers Stephen and Colin, and my parents Casey and Nancy. Outside of school, I participate in We the People, lead a middle school youth group called Wyldlife, and participate in Young Life. I work at Papers Plus in Gaslight Village, and enjoy yoga and hammocking. Most of all, though, I am an independent portrait and event photographer.

Organizing team