Friday, November 11, 2016

Week 8 - Westonka Provides Opportunity for Students to Share Ideas

Today's post is from senior Andrew LaFortune

We are fortunate to have endless opportunities as students in the Westonka District whether it be in academics, sports or activities.  One new opportunity available to students is just around the corner. Have you ever wondered what the student body in the Westonka Public Schools has to say about their future? We generally don’t get a chance to hear from students. This winter, Westonka DECA has taken on the challenge of organizing an event to let students take control and share their ideas about the future. The event, MoundTalks, will feature students in grades 7-12 speaking about a wide variety of topics all linked to the future. On December 4th, from 1 to 4 pm, students, parents, and community members are invited to hear student speakers share their passions about the future. Tickets will be available online through the Westonka Activities Department at a cost of $5 for students and $7 for adults.

One of the featured speakers, Zach Riffle, a junior at MWHS, will be speaking about how he plans to own his future in college. He believes that, “People tend to identify themselves by the two numbers of their ACT score, not the values that they have.” Because of this, his speech will focus more on the unique values that each individual can find in themselves and how college can be a stepping stone into the future rather than a barrier. Other speech topics presented by our very own students include: gender inequality, the differences between an artist and a non-artist, and cyberbullying. Come join us at MoundTalks on December 4th to show your #WestonkaPride as you support the students of our community and hear about what you can do to own your future!

If you have a story that you would like to share, please fill out the Pride Blog Form! We would love to hear from you!