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YSHS Student Selected for TEDxYouth@Dayton
Yellow Springs High School Student Lorien Chavez has been selected as a speaker for the 2017 TEDxYouth@Dayton event.
Lorien will speak as part of a trio on the topic of appropriation vs. appreciation at the Friday, March 3 TEDxYouth@Dayton, an independently-organized local event based on the guidelines and spirit of TED. TED is TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers.
TEDxDayton will take place on Friday, March 3, in the Wright State University Student Union.
Lorien and her fellow speakers, Alexis Jackson of Chaminade Julienne and Lana Katai of The Miami Valley School, will join three pairs of speakers in representing the spirit of collaboration at this year's event. The event will also include several individual speakers.
The 16 speakers for TEDxYouth were selected through an audition process open to local teenagers between the ages of 14 and 19. 
The TEDxYouth@Dayton event is open to the public; however, each potential attendee must register on the Web site. Applicants will be selected on a rolling, person-by-person basis. Most decisions will be made by January 31, or until space is filled. A $10 cash donation is suggested for attendance; these donations will be collected on the day of the event.
One hundred seats are reserved for those who will be 14 to 19 years old in 2017; each may reserve a seat for an accompanying adult, if desired. Fifty seats are reserved for adults who are not connected to a specific youthful attendee. Youth under 18 must provide a medical emergency form if not attending with a legal guardian. Volunteer opportunities are available for youth and adults; apply on the Web site.