Temecula to host second annual TEM Talks event

TEM Talks Youth, a public speaking conference for local middle and high school students, will be held 5-8 p.m., March 20, at Temecula Valley High School Golden Bears Theater as some of the brightest young minds in the area will share their ideas. The theme this year is “What we fight for…”

Last year, 10 students from the Western Science Academy, Temecula Valley High School and Great Oak High School discussed their views on researched topics that range from “growing up” to “genetically modified organisms.”

This year, students from Temecula Valley and Great Oak high schools will speak. The conference will have two sessions with a 15-minute intermission between them. Refreshments will be provided, and a reception will be held at the end for anyone wishing to talk to the speakers.

Notable youth speakers from past TEDxTemecula – Isabella Martinez and Ingrid Adams – and past TEDx speakers Jan Smith, Jerry Hizon and Patrick Murphy have dedicated their time in mentoring the selected speakers and polishing their speeches for the conference.

Hosted by the Great Oak Nationals Honor Society, TEM Talks Youth raises funds for scholarships and International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement exams that allow students to receive college credit. Businesses across the city have contributed to the event, including YESplace and the city of Temecula.

Tickets are available at the door for $10 and children five and under are free, and T-shirts will be sold. For more information, contact the event coordinators at [email protected].

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