x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
April 21, 2017
9:00am - 2:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Toledo, Ohio
United States

TEDxMaumeeValleyCountryDaySchool​ is a local event organized by Maumee Valley students in which high schoolers share their ideas and passions with a receptive audience. The event features a variety of high school student speakers who promote thought-provoking discussion on wide-ranging topics relevant to our generation.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Maumee Valley Country Day School
1715 South Reynolds Road
Toledo, Ohio, 43614
United States
Event type:
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Ariel Tonkel

Aspiring artist, Poet, Advocate
Ariel Tonkel is currently a junior at Anthony Wayne High School. She has spends her time painting, writing poetry, posting on her blog, and reading. Ariel wants to end up going to school in Chicago and eventually New York City, majoring in Journalism or Creative Writing and hopes to continue her passion for art into the future as well. She aspires to show others struggling with various kinds of adversity that one’s struggles and limitations do not define them and that everyone is capable of doing something beautiful in their life.

Bashar Zaidat

Aspiring Physician
The benefits of narcissism.

Emily Marzari

Bilingual, Musician
Emily Marzari is a freshman at Notre Dame Academy High School. She is in robotics club and participates in the Saint John Jesuit High School indoor drumline and guard. In the future she hopes to join a S.W.A.T team.

Filip Kesicki

Third Culture Kid

Juliana Vaccaro de Souza

Third Culture Kids
Juliana Vaccaro de Souza, senior at Maumee Valley Country Day School, is a writer and a traveler. She dedicates her time composing stories for her Creative Writing class, acting in her school's production of Footloose, and leading discussions in Fandom Club. She hopes to attend college next year and finally get through her "to read" book list.

Kirathi Sindhwani

Artist, Mentor, Idealist
Kira Sindhwani, a junior at Ottawa Hills High School, is a social advocate for forgotten children around the world. She recently moved from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and exhibited art around the state. Kira wants to one day alleviate child labor from the world and plans on working toward this goal throughout her life.

Leen Yassine

Social Justice Fighter, Ambitious, Open Minded
Leen Yassine, a junior at Notre Dame Academy, is an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate. Active both on and off campus, she is a Diplomat, a member of the debate team, a rower on the crew team, as well as a part of both French Club and Current Events Club. Outside of school, Leen tutors children through the After-School All-Stars program and volunteers at Us Together, a non-profit organization that works to resettle refugees in the Toledo area.

Loa Cho

Cellist, Sound Researcher, Writer
Loa Cho, a freshman at Maumee Valley Country Day School, enjoys playing cello, recording and analyzing interesting sounds, and learning new languages. Her free time priority goes to writing in her journal (often for hours in a bathtub), dancing like crazy, and riding horses. She does not know what to become yet, but wants to do something to make the world a place where altruistic people do not become extinct.

Margaret Bohmer

A more efficient method of treatment.

Rebekah Schmitz

Artist, Aspiring Entrepreneur
Rebekah is a dancer, musician and artist, leads worship for her youth group, spends her summers serving at Miracle Campin Lawton, Michigan, and aspires to be an entrepreneur.

Sanjay Jinka

Aspiring physician
Sanjay Jinka, senior at Anthony Wayne High School, is an aspiring physician and current researcher at the University of Toledo in the field of tumorigenesis with the goal of identifying the role of a specific gene, TRIP13, in the formation of cancerous cells. Sanjay is also a member of the Anthony Wayne Varsity Tennis team, a saxophone player in the Marching Band and Symphonic Winds Concert Band, a volunteer at the St. Luke’s Hospital ER, a tutor at the Waterville Church, and the school Homecoming King. Sanjay is still undecided on where he will be attending college, but he has the goal of continuing research into college and during his career in medicine.

Sarah Reddy

Explorer, Environmentalist
Sarah Reddy graduated from Maumee Valley Country Day School in 2015, and has since then taken a gap year traveling and working in various parts of the world before attending college. Sarah Reddy is currently a first year student at Oberlin College, where she hopes to soon declare a double major in Psychology and Environmental Studies.

Stephane Granado

Aspiring political candidate
Stephane Granato is a freshman at Maumee Valley who has been attending the school since the 5th grade. Stephane participates in many MV extracurricular activities including the Global Leadership Program and is also a member of the soccer and varsity tennis teams. In the future, Stephane would like to study international law and political science.

Toral Soram

Dancer, Reader, Lacrosse Player, Lover
Toral Soram is a junior at Maumee Valley Country Day School and is very involved in her community and school. She is a member of the cheerleading squad and lacrosse team, as well as a head of multiple clubs. During the summer, she volunteers to help organize a free-clinic for uninsured or underinsured patients. As an earth lover and passionate communicator, she hopes to make a difference by conserving the planet.

Wyatt Reynolds

Explorer, Problem Solver
Wyatt Reynolds ('18) is currently in his third year at Maumee Valley. Throughout his time, he has been involved in the Science Olympiad and the MV theater productions. Wyatt has performed as Ellard in Larry Shue's The Foreigner, worked as an assistant stage manager in Annie, starred in the student directed play In a Grove, and will be acting as Travis in the upcoming production of Footloose. He will also be performing as Boy 1, something which is no small feat.

Organizing team


OH, United States


Toledo, OH, United States
  • Aidan Reddy
  • Maya Dayal
  • Michael Jarrell