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Theme: Seeing is believing

This event occurred on
February 7, 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
United States

Since time immemorial, we've wondered how to make sense of the world and the great philosophers have pondered the questions: what do we know, what can we know, and does what we know actually exist? Today, we ponder these very questions in a time when belief and knowledge are confused and the truth is becoming more untenable. "Seeing is believing" will examine knowledge is all its different forms, as we aim to understand the past, present and future.

1501 NE 62nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33334
United States
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Ankit Shah

Ankit Shah is a person that cares deeply about our collective thoughtfulness and the things that bring us together. In various lives, he's been recognized as a community builder, a storyteller, an amateur photographer, a designer and a strategist. He founded Tea With Strangers, a global community organization of hundreds of hosts who have brought over 50,000 people together in real life for small, meaningful group conversations. He also currently works at Facebook on their Community Partnerships Team, where he represents community builders on product teams that build tools to enable them. In past lives, he built programs at Airbnb to enable and connect their host community with refugees and other people in need of free temporary housing and started a nonprofit in India to support the educational and health needs of dalit children in the rural areas outside of Varanasi. Ankit was raised in New York, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and is currently based in San Francisco, where he spends most of his free time walking, running, or hiking, bringing people together, and generally trying to stay aware of his environment.

Ari Bernick

Ari Bernick is a member of the Pine Crest School Class of 2021. She enjoys soccer, cross-country, poetry, and debate. Throughout her academic and social experiences in high school, she has become more aware of the words we use and how they affect our everyday outlook on life.

Avi Patel

Avi is a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2022. He takes many AP and Honors Classes, and also participates in many extracurricular activities such as robotics, computer science, film-making, and science research. He has a passion for computers and artificial intelligence. One of his main hobbies outside of school is traveling with his family to foreign countries. He loves experiencing and participating in the cultures of others and believes that he learns a lot of virtues and different perspectives on the world and life from these experiences.

Ben Alboucrek

Ben is a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2021

Brence Platner

Brence is a multi-talented member of the Pine Crest School graduating class of 2020. He is a multi-sport athlete, singer, and magician.

Brittany Sinitch

Brittany Sinitch is an educator and the founder and CEO of the Unbreakable Organization, which aims to help individuals and communities heal while finding what makes them unbreakable. On February 14, 2018, Brittany survived a school shooting that devastated the small town of Parkland, Florida. When recalling the traumatic moments of that day, her therapist asked her how she felt while with her students in that moment. Brittany looked at her therapist and said “unbreakable,” without thinking twice. Since then, she has found power through the word unbreakable, and uses this word as a mantra to help in her own healing. Brittany has since vowed to help others who feel broken, hurt, or lost find what makes them unbreakable. Brittany is now running the Unbreakable Organization full time in hopes of giving back to schools, communities, and individuals. Brittany is teacher, speaker, writer, and YouTuber.

Carlton Noel Campbell

Carlton Noel Campbell knows exactly what it means to “live in the shadows”. He migrated from Jamaica West Indies at the age of nine, following his parents Leadora Campbell and Carlton Noel Campbell Sr., who came to the states in search of a better life and in pursuit of the Jamaican “American Dream”. Carlton has one daughter Celeste Noelle Campbell who is currently nine years of age. For the past 15 years he has created and supported multiple businesses ranging from industries such as finance, technology and facility services. Carlton’s passion revolves around teaching on topics such as, entrepreneurship & generational wealth.

Connor Bloch

Connor Bloch is a dedicated student-athlete and member of the Pine Crest School class of 2022. He has been on the high school crew team since the 7th grade. He also loves to cook for his friends and family. He is a sous-chef and works in a restaurant in Delray Beach, FL during the summers.

Dani Tejada

Daniela Tejada is a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2021. Dani's many passions include soccer, reading, community service, and running her non-profit, Meds4Kidz Foundation.

Jack Coon

Jack is a member of the Pine Crest School graduating class of 2021.

Jacob Oletsky

Jake is a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2021. He is an aspiring filmmaker and has written and directed seven films for the Pine Crest film program.

Jeremy Berkun

Jeremy Berkun is a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2022. He persists through his challenging courses, while finding the time to indulge in other activities such as playing the guitar, singing and waterskiing.

John Hight

John Hight is a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2021. He is a South Florida transplant from Portland, Maine. As a dedicated student and passionate rower, John has developed a strong interest in writing, politics, and crew. He aspires to spread positive energy to his friends and hopes to row in college and study political science to eventually become an attorney.

Mahdere Yared

Mahdere Yared is a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2021. Outside of school, Mahdere likes to run with her teammates and does research at a lab. Mahdere enjoys learning about various topics and researching them to understand them better.

Natalie Berman

Natalie is a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2021.

Nellie Johnson

Nellie Johnson is a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2021. She has many interests including, track, basketball, football, news reporting, and public speaking.

Owen Medrano

Owen Medrano is a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2022. He is a member of the orchestra and the jazz band playing the bass. He is also on the tennis team. His biggest passion is racing. He drives a Subaru BRZ and a Toyota race-car.

Sabrina Kreiss

Sabrina Kreiss is a member of the Pine Crest School class of 2021. She was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. She has an undying passion for dance and has been dancing since she was 3 years old and has received training with the American Ballet Theatre and Boston Ballet intensives.

Yuvraj Tuli

Yuvraj Tuli is a member of the Pine Crest School Class of 2021. He enjoys reading, Model UN, politics, learning about the Constitution and running his American Civil Liberties Union chapter. Throughout his academic career, Yuvraj has developed a keen interest in deepening his understanding of the role “We the People” have in safeguarding and defending the liberties guaranteed by the Constitution.

Zach Goldstein

Zach Goldstein is a citizen journalist who has been the face of PCTV as a student reporter during his time at Pine Crest School. He is a member of the Class of 2020.

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