Mineola High School junior Jennifer Moglia is one of 13 students in the world, and one of three in the United States, chosen to present a talk during TedEd Weekend, being held on Feb. 8 in New York City. She was picked based upon her TedEd talk, “How Sports Saved Me.”
Mineola is among the few school districts on Long Island to offer a TedEd Club. It allows students the opportunity to choose a topic they are passionate about and to then create a TED-Talk. The club strives to increase research experience while allowing students to express themselves and practice essential presentation skills.
Through the club, Moglia gave her talk on the sense of community that loving a sports team gave her, the bonds it formed and how it helped her cope with anxiety. Her talk was viewed by TED and selected to be highlighted at their Weekend event. Mineola High School Class of 2018 graduate Anthony Pereira was also selected.
“It is a really amazing opportunity. They pick so few students for this, I never would have expected it,” Moglia said. “The only reason I chose this club and topic to speak on was to share my experience in the hope that it might help others. Now, I get to do that on a bigger scale.”
According to the TED website, TED-Ed Weekend is a youth conference that brings together student leaders from around the world for a chance to take over TED Headquarters in New York City and amplify the voices of the next generation of TED.
Story submitted by Syntax and Mineola Union Free School District.