WALDOBORO — On Wednesday evening, December 18, The Informed Young Leaders Series concludes its fifth year of PechaKucha-style presentations by local high school students addressing vital political issues. The takes place from 7 - 8:30 p.m., at Medomak Valley High School auditorium, in Waldoboro.
Created to dovetail with the Camden Conference’s upcoming events under the same umbrella title, students from two Midcoast schools – Medomak Valley HS (Waldoboro) and Oceanside HS (Rockland) – will be delivering PechaKucha-style presentations (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide) on “The Media Revolution: Changing the World.”
“This is a vast subject, with so many different angles to pursue,” said Rich Worner, in a news release. Worner is directing the IYL program at Medomak this year.
“Our students were four or five years old when the first smart phones came out, so this subject is a real eye opener for many of them, to see how much and how fast the media world has changed in just the last ten years, ” said Worner.
Four students from MVHS will be presenting in two two-man teams, on the topics of ‘Social Media as Terrorist Tool’ and ‘Anonymity in the Media – Obscuring the Truth.’
This fall marks the first time the IYL program has been formally integrated into a classroom curriculum, with Jennifer Cross including this event as part of the overall fall curriculum for Oceanside’s Gifted and Talented program.
“We have a couple of students who have presented before, and are eager to do so again,” said Cross. “For our other students, it’s been a great learning experience, especially tailoring their study to fit the Pecha Kucha format. I’m looking forward to my first event with our students.”
As always, the event is open to the public with no admission charge.
The First Bank and Eastern and Tire & Auto Service are once again the lead sponsors for this year’s program. Courier Publications/Village Soup is the media sponsor for the upcoming events.