Shore Regional HS
x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Embracing Uncertainty

June 1, 2024
11:00am - 2:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
West Long Branch, New Jersey
United States
This event is open to the public.
Tickets are available.

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Lucy Sweeney Theatre at Shore Regional High School
132 NJ-36
West Long Branch, New Jersey, 07764
United States
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Angela Marie Teeple

Author, Podcaster, and Founder of All In Athletes
Angela Teeple, a dedicated teacher and coach for over two decades, made a bold transition in 2022. Leaving her longstanding teaching career, she embraced her dream of inspiring others through various mediums: founding a non-profit, starting a podcast, writing a book, and stepping into the role of a motivational coach for students in her community. Her non-profit is a testament to her commitment to fostering inclusive and supportive environments in athletics, with a strong focus on mental fitness. Angela's podcast extends this mission, sharing stories of resilience and personal triumphs. Her book, an extension of her journey and insights, aims to inspire and empower a broader audience.

Grace Sweeney

Actress, Student, and Community Leader
Grace Sweeney is a 16-year-old triple threat actress who has a passion for the arts and demonstrates leadership throughout all aspects of her life. Throughout her career as a young child and teen actress, she has learned what it takes to believe in herself and believe in others. When Grace was just 14 years old, she lost her beloved mother to a fierce battle with COVID-19. Grace was heartbroken and had to navigate through the rest of her 8th-grade year and the beginning of high school without her mother by her side. Nevertheless, Grace grew to be resilient and strong in honor of her mother's legacy. She went on to win the Betty McElmon Humanitarian Award and the Fine Arts Vocal Award at her 8th-grade graduation. Grace is thriving as a current sophomore at Shore Regional High School involved in several activities, sports, and clubs. She represents her sophomore class as a Student Council representative and an officer position corresponding to the Board of Education.

Natalie Toro

Medical Student
Natalie Toro is a third-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown, NY. She was born and raised in New Jersey by her grandparents. Being raised by an older generation exposed Natalie to health disparities and disadvantages that her family was experiencing. She tried to bridge the gap by translating at physician appointments and educating her family on important topics like medications and disease processes. She was inspired to be the first person in her family to enter the medical field to create real change for families similar to hers. During her gap years, she worked as a medical scribe in the emergency department. Natalie continues her work with underserved communities by serving on the executive board for the Latino Medical Student Association and the Student National Medical Association. She hopes to continue addressing health disparities and becoming a culturally competent and socially conscious emergency physician working on the front lines.

Organizing team


Asbury Park, NJ, United States


West Long Branch, NJ, United States
  • Kristen Encarnacion
  • Meghan Chewning