WALDOBORO — Seven students from Medomak Valley HS (Waldoboro) and Oceanside HS (Rockland) will be delivering PechaKucha-style presentations (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide) on ‘China’s Global Ascendancy, with individual presentations topics ranging from ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ and ‘From Imitation to Innovation’ to ‘How China’s Government Works’ and ‘China’s Environmental Impact’.
The event takes place Wednesday, May 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Medomak Valley High School auditorium in Waldoboro. The event is open to the public with no admission charge, and refreshments will be available.
“China is front and center in the news today, and was featured topic at this year’s Camden Conference, which most of our student presenters attended” said Nick Lapham, founder and organizer of The Informed Young Leaders Series, in a news release. “Some scholars and pundits claim we are entering a prolonged cold war with China, which this generation of students will have to contend with during their adult lives.”
“Our Medomak students have been involved in the Camden Conference for the past few years, and were very keen to tackle this subject,” said Jake Newcomb, the social studies teacher from Medomak Valley High School.
“There are so many areas of our lives that China directly impacts in a significant way, so it’s vitally important students understand China’s relationship to us and the rest of the world,” said Neal Young, a new teacher at Oceanside, “and I am very pleased we have students coming back to present again at this event.”
The May 22 event marks the start of the fifth year for the Informed Young Leaders Series, which started in May, 2015. Eastern Tire & Auto Service and The First Bank are once again the lead sponsors for this year’s program, and Courier Publications/Village Soup is the media sponsor as they have been since the start of the program.