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Theme: Daring Greatly

This event occurred on
May 9, 2015
2:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
wayland, Massachusetts
United States

This inspirational event will feature 12 Wayland High School and Middle School students speaking on a variety of topics ranging from race in a middle class suburb, to extroverts and introverts, micro-aggression, a transgender's perspective, extraterrestrial life, and more. The event will also feature 3 live musical performances.

Members of the Wayland community have come together to support these students as they prepare for their presentations. Each speaker and performer has been paired with an adult coach from Wayland, and many other community members are involved in a variety of aspects of the event production from fundraising, to marketing, to stage production and more! We are all invested in the success of this event and realize it is as much about the process as it is about creating an exceptional event on Saturday, May 9th.

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264 Old Connecticut Path
wayland, Massachusetts, 01778
United States
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Anne Flaherty

Anne was recently appointed to the 2015 National Youth Leadership Council of Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots, an organization dedicated to conservation.

Daly Place

Daly, a recent Wayland High School graduate, volunteers for many different organizations in the greater Boston area. She has been recognized for her dedication and service to others.

Declan Nolan

Declan Nolan has recently graduated Wayland High School as a senior and published his first short film Ross, about the issues he will be speaking of, during his high school years.

Gabi Ragzzi

Gabi, a musician and high school student, has been playing guitar since she was eight. Mostly self taught she plays jazz and hopes to continue in college. Gabi shares her love of music by teaching other aspiring musicians.

Hugh Jones

Hugh is a high school student interested in technology and entrepreneurship.

Jack McCahan

Jack is a middle school student and enthusiastic amateur astronomer.

Jameson Hunt

Lila Masand

Lila is a high school student and recently self identified feminist.

Naiya Davis

My name is Naiya Davis and I am currently a senior in high school. I have a passion of wanting everyone around me to feel comfortable in their own skin and have their individuality without being stereotyped. My Ted-Talk is about comments that we may said intentionally and unintentionally that discriminate against our families and friends. These types of comments are called Micro-aggressions. I tell the audience about my journey of facing micro-aggressions in a predominately white school and also being a micro-aggressor without realizing it, and why it brought me to Wayland High School stage.

Nour Sayeh

Nour is a student at Wayland High School.

Rachel Hawley

When Rachel gave this talk, she was a high school senior. Currently, she is an undergraduate at Northwestern University.

Sylvia Lagor

Sylvia Lagor is a middle school student and a self identified introvert.

Tachianna Griffiths

Tachianna is a recent graduate of Wayland High School.

Will Danforth

Will is a member of his high school a cappella group the T-tones, and is a passionate beat boxer.

Organizing team


  • Amy Sullivan
    Core Team Member
  • Stephanie Salitsky
    Core Team Member
  • Dale Lippincott
    Core Team Member
  • Noelle McGah
    Core Team Member
  • Gabi Ragazzi
    Core Team Member
  • Stephanie Galvani
    Core Team Member
  • Joanne Schmidt
    Core Team Member
  • Mary Barbar
    Core Team Member
  • Devin Wong
    Core Team Member