STEM School Highlands Ranch hosted its first TEDx event
on Friday, March 29th. Students from the school and around the area gave talks on innovation, adhering to the school's motto of "Never Stop Innovating".
Special thanks to students in the National English Honor Society and advisor Mrs. Erin Christensen, High School Language Arts teacher, for organizing this event. See list of speakers and bios below.
Connor Sparks is a high school sophomore whose passions currently include, computer software and hardware, graphic design, videography; all while doing large amounts of homework.
Ella McCreary was born April 6th, 2007 and is currently 11 years old She loves dogs, has a goldendoodle named Yeti, and loves to take him on walks. She also loves to do art, has a whole desk filled with art supplies, enjoys writing poetry, taking hip hop classes. On top of that, she loves to hike and enjoy the beautiful Colorado outdoors!
Grace is a junior at STEM School Highlands Ranch. She is involved in several activities, but her main focus is rock climbing. She trains hard for twenty hours a week and competes at a national level. Through rock climbing, she has learned the value of hard work, the skills needed to balance her heavy school workload and extracurriculars, and the importance of passion and innovation in all areas of life.
Grace Triplett is in 8th grade and loves books, engineering, and shoes. She is in several after-school clubs including Sources of Strength and TSA. She is one of the biggest movie nerds of all time and her favorite superhero is currently either Captain Marvel or Captain America. She is also a major book worm and is reading constantly. Her favorite class at STEM is most definitely TSA because she loves building and innovating. Grace also loves outdoor activities including snowboarding, hiking, camping, and traveling. She is going to Alaska later this year and goes camping almost every weekend in the summer. She is also so excited to share her innovation with you!
Luke Brevoort was born in Highlands Ranch CO in 2005 and began his career as a homeschool student. I the fifth grade, he moved to STEM School Highlands Ranch where he now goes to school. He participates in curriculum activities such as National Junior Honors Society, Middle School Student Government, and the Technology Student Association. On top of this, he participates on a elite level lacrosse team and travels around the country. He is the second oldest of five kids and his hobbies include lacrosse, running, reading, astronautics, gaming, and deep learning.
Maya is an eighth-grade student at STEM School Highlands Ranch. She is very interested in initiatives that aim at getting more girls interested in STEM fields. Maya is passionate about space exploration. She enjoys taking advanced math courses and solving challenging problems. She likes to get involved in community service initiatives and works with her peers through the National Junior Honor Society. She is actively engaged in her school’s math club, and Technology Student Association. She dabbles with engineering projects through her school and loves to code. In her free time, Maya enjoys playing the piano, painting, dancing, singing, and doing crafts. She plays basketball and is an avid NBA fan.