x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Going Beyond

This event occurred on
June 1, 2017
Summit, New Jersey
United States

TEDxYouth@LCJSMS was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." It supports independent organizers who want to create a TED-like event in their own community. These programs are designed to provoke thought and deep connection amongst viewers and speakers. To do this, a group of the most insightful and creative pupils has been selected in order to create a memorable event. This year's theme was "Going Beyond". Each speaker spent a year "going beyond" the classroom, immersing themselves in educational experiences.

272 Morris Avenue
Summit, New Jersey
United States
Event type:
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Anna S

I am thirteen, and this is my first time doing TEDx. In my free-time, I like to hang-out with my friends, play with my dog and go outside. My hobbies are singing, dancing, and acting.

Anna Claire A

I am a 7th grader at LCJSMS. This is my first year in TEDx and I absolutely loved it! I selected “Self-Image” as a topic because I was curious about how self-images form and how others perceive you based on how you perceive yourself. experience!

Audrey S

I enjoy spending time with friends, going to the movies and I love traveling. My hobbies include horseback riding, playing the violin and dancing.

Brandon G

I am in seventh grade at LCJSMS, and I’m thirteen years old. I play baseball and basketball, and this is my first time doing TEDx. My speech is about how competition in sports affects you.

Brynn F

I am Brynn, a seventh-grader at LCJSMS, love to play lacrosse and field hockey and play on elite teams for both. Also, I love the summer and going down to the beach, doing art in my free time, as well as spending time with friends and family.

Cate H

This is my first year in the TEDx program, and I am extremely excited to be sharing my talk tonight! My topic is the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. I chose this because I feel this question is something that everyone can relate to; therefore, I have decided to share my opinion on this question.

Giles Michel


Grace H

I have wanted to do TEDx for as long as I can remember, so when I got the opportunity to take part in it, I was more than thrilled.

Jonathan L

I am Jonathan and I play baseball, basketball. I have a dog, two brothers, and caring parents.

Kevin C

I like to play lacrosse, soccer, and basketball. I also enjoy remote control cars, skateboarding, and camping. I have had a fear of sharks since I was six. I decided to overcome that fear this year.

Lara C

My name is Lara, and this is my first year doing TEDx. I am currently in 7th grade and a part of Team 7C. These past few months have been incredible and a fun experience. Some of my hobbies are windsurfing, running, swimming and reading.

Matt P


Nora S


Sarina C

I am Sarina, an eighth grader, and I am an upbeat, energetic person who is always up for a task. Along with TEDx I am involved in many other activities including student council, track, swimming and stage band. I

Sean M


Sophia S

I am an eighth grader and a second year TEDx participant.

Summer C


Zach R

My name is Zack and I am a fourteen-year old who enjoys playing baseball and basketball when not at school. Along with hanging out with friends and playing with my one-year old dog, my favorite activity is eating Kit Kats bars and watching my favorite movie, Back to the Future. My favorite subject is science.

Organizing team