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February 23, 2024
Escondido, California
United States

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Classical Academy High School - Caiman Hall
207 E Pennsylvania Ave
Escondido, California, 92025
United States
Event type:
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Abigail Meister

The Value of Young Voices
Why are young people unable to effectively speak up for themselves? This talk explores Abigail’s experience with being limited in her ability to speak up for herself in the middle of the court system. It shows why many kids going through experiences like hers should be able to voice their opinions and be heard by adults trying to force their opinions and conform kids to their views and beliefs.

Ava Park

Ocean Commotion
As Californians, it's safe to say we have a culture that is quite deeply intertwined with the beach. This talk explores why we should care about ocean preservation even if we are not ocean enthusiasts or big-time surfers.

Brianna Chang

America: Finding Commonality in Diversity
Americans are becoming increasingly divided over political and cultural identities. But through open conservations, listening, and empathy, we can form individual connections in ways once considered impossible

Danielle Sarsfield

Language as a Lens
This talk will discuss the power that language can have to better ourselves and our world. Through this talk, I'll provide the audience with a basic understanding of a couple of linguistic and rhetorical theories from Nietzsche and Kenneth Burke.

Diego Monge

“It’s all in Plato” a case for humanitites
“It's all in Plato, all in Plato: Bless me, what do they teach them at these schools?” Following the Industrial Revolution, the role of the humanities has declined as societies have begun to esteem the sciences more highly in regard. This talk aims to outline the cause of the devaluation of the humanities and to outline some possible solutions.

Grace Magnuson

Basic Respect
Have we a society that has come to a point in the world where basic human decency and respect no longer apply to our basic rights? This talk will explore this question and how to fix this issue.

Isabella Cantu

Secret Superpower
Let’s change the way ADHD is perceived. ADHD is a superpower that when harnessed, leads to innovation, creativity, and success.

Samantha Guiterrez

This talk explores the theme of decision-making and the consequences of indecision, communicating the idea that even not making a decision is, in itself, a decision with its own set of consequences. Then Samantha will walk listeners through some suggestions about how to conquer this indecision.

Stefan Rudolph

Thank You to the 1,000th Power!
Uncover. Recover. Discover Life. This talk is an inspirational story of one man’s journey in overcoming epilepsy, seizures, brain surgery and alcoholism. From having it all in life financially to losing it all but never giving up and having the strength to create and live a new life after lockdown. A story of passion, courage, and strength fueled by learning from the negative, fueling from the positive and growing through an attitude of gratitude to live life to the fullest every day!

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Escondido, CA, United States