Past Madison, WI Event: VOL 15

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VOL 15

November 05, 2015
@ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center

When George Bernard Shaw said "Youth is wasted on the young", he had obviously never been to Madison!  Join us as we hear from some of the brightest, boldest and most talented teens in the city.  You will be surprised how much living they have already experienced in less than twenty years on this planet.

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Did You Know?

@ VOL 15 ON NOV 05, 2015

There are a lot of misconceptions in our world, and a lot of important and surprising things we’ve never heard of. This presentation sheds light on what we don’t know but should about the past, present, and future.

Presenter, Lew Blank, is a filmmaker, actor, advocate within the social justice community, a vegan, and most importantly, a kid.

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I AM a Girl

@ VOL 15 ON NOV 05, 2015

Fiona Adams is a senior at West High School. She has been on the West Forensics team for two years and also works nationally with Health by Motorbike and Girl Up, two campaigns that provide educational scholarships for girls in developing countries. With the help of these organizations, she started the Universal Education Partnership at West, which has raised $2,500 to date for scholarships and birth certificates and has awarded her opportunities to go to New York and D.C. to advocate for girls’ rights worldwide. In this presentation Fiona discusses her work with Girl Up and how it has changed both her outlook on life and her hopes for the future.

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Run, Hide, Fight

@ VOL 15 ON NOV 05, 2015

Public shootings have become too common in the news today.  The threat of someone walking into a school with a gun is unpredictable.  The only way we, as the general population, can prevent more lives from being lost is to be educated on our three options for survival: Run, Hide, Fight.

Katherine Walsh is a sophomore at Madison West High School, and a proud member of the school’s Forensics (speech and debate) team.

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Conformity vs. Authenticity within the Practice of Homeschooling

@ VOL 15 ON NOV 05, 2015

Have you ever met a geeky homeschooler? Well here’s your chance! In this extremely, extremely vibrant and thought-provoking presentation, Henry Hill-Gorman, sixteen year old Madison native, discusses what homeschooling is for him and how alternative schooling has helped shape his beliefs in remaining authentic despite the pressures of living in a conformist society.

Henry Hill-Gorman is a sixteen year old homeschooler in the Madison area and believes homeschooling has shaped his life in many positive ways. Henry enjoys playing competitive soccer, academics, and is an active member of his community; Henry volunteers at the YMCA, First Unitarian Society and the UW’s Space and Science Outreach Program. He hopes to one day have a career in comedy, but would also appreciate working at Build-a-Bear. Henry has recently started taking improv lessons and finds that most weeks he’s absolutely terrible, but that doesn’t stop him from dreaming of one day being the next Jimmy Fallon. Henry also finds it awkward to write about himself in the third person.

Katherine Walsh
in Madison, WI
Fiona Adams
in Madison, WI
Henry Hill-Gorman
Student and professional Lip-Syncer
Lew Blank
Student in Middleton, WI