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Theme: Diverge

This event occurred on
June 1, 2017
Richmond Hill, Ontario

The students of Richmond Hill High School in Canada put together their first TEDx event in an afternoon of 4 inspirational talks by students. The students also put together 2 performances that amazed the crowd. Free refreshments were also provided to complete the afternoon of entertainment and inspiration.

Richmond Hill High School
201 Yorkland St
Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4S 1A2
Event type:
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Alston Lo

Alston is a high school student who is well-versed on the topic of love. He doesn't have a PhD or - really - any post secondary credentials, but he has read multiple romance comics and watched numerous romance movies. Sometimes, Alston wonders if it really is healthy to be reading 200 romance manga chapters a day. In the end, he concludes that it is just a testament to his true love of love.

Brian Zhang

A passion for psychology and an interest for the flavors making up the concoction that is design and creative thinking characterizes grade 10 student Brian Zhang of Richmond Hill High School, who utilizes both cognitive thinking and value theory in his recent talk on the fundamentals of game theory.

Dennis Zhu

At the age of 9, Dennis Zhu had already found his inherent passion; the world of biology. His fascination with living organisms had lead him to raise a menagerie of animals and plants in his basement, in which he would often use to educate others. As a child, Zhu was never a participant in any athletic activities and only recently has taken a strong interest in leading an active lifestyle. As an individual who transitioned to a healthier way of life, Zhu is a strong advocate for fitness.

Freya Xocoyotl

Freya is a student who enjoys learning about the history of the indigenous people of North America and has raised awareness about issues impacting First Nations people for many years through her spoken word poetry. One of her other interests is in the Aztec Empire and the ancient civilizations of Mexico. She is fascinated by all their great accomplishments.

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Richmond Hill, ON, Canada