Alexandre is a sophomore at Saint Andrew’s School. Alexandre recounts his experiences with his brother and how communicating nonverbally with him helped to heal their unstable relationship as they developed empathy for one another.
Ashley Neustein is a sophomore at Saint Andrew’s School and has performed in countless musicals and plays since she was 8 years old. Ashley has always wanted to be a performer, but her self-doubt and introverted traits can prevent her from being herself. She realized if we face uncomfortable situations directly instead of shying away, we can find confidence in being our authentic selves in any situation.
Bree Goggins is a freshman and an experienced shark diver.
Brielle Rebello is a junior at Saint Andrew’s School and co-founder of “Boca Teens, " a platform for connecting local teenagers with parents to offer various services such as babysitting, tutoring, and sports lessons.
3D Character Artist and Storyteller
Daniela Dwek is a 3D Character artist and storyteller. She has lived around the globe and now resides in California. She attended the School of Visual Arts, graduating with a BFA in Computer Art, Computer Animation, and Visual Effects. Daniela interned at Pixar Animation Studios as a Character Technical Director. While at Pixar, she worked on her first two feature films, Onward and Soul. In her last 2 years at SVA, Daniela wrote and directed her thesis film "Hamsa” along with Maya Mendonça and Chrisy Baek. Hamsa won a Student Academy Award in the fall of 2020 among other film festivals. Daniela returned to Pixar after graduation where she worked on the film Luca and Pixar’s first ever long-form animated series “Win or Lose” which will air in Fall 2023. As of this talk, she is working on a feature film called Elio as a Character Model Lead. Daniela continues to mentor students to help them get their foot in the industry and hopes to continue to tell impactful stories through animation.
Fifth grader Dylan Gilligan is a very involved student, never shying away from taking on new things. She loves to sing, dance and play sports.
Everett Lutz is a freshman and a basketball player. His experience with highlight reels led him to think about how to improve his and others' performances.
Fernando Ferreira is a sophomore who recently experienced the effects of depression, bringing him personal insight and perspective.
Having been raised by a single mother, Francisco heavily relied on his grandfather's teachings for matters that he could best understand. His upbringing has granted him a unique insight into this topic that he hopes to share with this talk.
Math and Science Teacher
Jim Scheidegger has taught astronomy, physics, and math for over 30 years.
Julia Damashek is a junior in high school who moved from New Jersey to Florida about two years ago.
Kirsty MacKay is a fifth grader at Saint Andrew's School.
Morgan Mattson is a junior at Saint Andrew’s School who finds herself overwhelmed by the constantly shifting trends of social media.
At the time of this talk, Nandy Mouala was a sophomore at Saint Andrew's School.
Sarah Holtzman is 11 years old. She enjoys reading, drawing, and singing.
Sophia Hooper is a sophomore who has lived in South Florida all her life. In 2020, she had open heart surgery after discovering she had a birth defect. After the procedure, she began isolating herself from her friends, feeling like her surgery was taking too much attention.
Sterling Forer is 10 years old and is a dedicated student who loves to learn. When she is not in school, she loves to ride her horse, Duchess, travel, and hang out with friends.