For the first time at FIS, a group of Upper School students, under the leadership of senior Hannah Y., successfully completed the arduous application process to be licensed by the TED organization to hold a TEDx Youth event at FIS. The result was a fantastic evening event that featured eight student speakers who shared their knowledge and opinions on a wide variety of topics ranging from the decline of journalism to urban planning to motivation.
The student speakers spent months preparing their talks and practicing presentations, which was evidenced in their poise and delivery, and aptly demonstrated the wide range of skills they have acquired during the course of their education at FIS, including research skills, critical thinking and the ability to look at issues through a global lens. Congratulations to all involved.
The non-profit organization TED (an acronym for Technology, Entertainment and Design) focuses on “Ideas Worth Spreading” and features presentations from people from all walks of life who are passionate about what they do and know. To learn more about TED, click here.