Added by on 2017-05-27

We as a group of 16 high school students have found a way to leave a legacy on a totally different level. Team members: Sophie Alderete, Nathan Bray, Connor Campbell, Jody Chen, Adam Emerich, Jennifer Helmer, Jeremy Muniz, Emem Okan, Sagar Patel, Vanessa Pearl, Zach Post, Jessie Searles, Henry Werner, Austin Williams, Maddie Williams & Matt Williams. We’ll give you a hint. It involves bulldozers, cranes, and the destruction of concrete. Jessie Searles, Emem Okon, and Adam Emerich, from McKinney Boyd High School are in the process of redefining the living roof concept, and hope to prove to the next generation that one should not be deterred by their age. A team of 16 high school students are working on creating an alternative classroom space for their peers in order to enrich the overall learning experience. The team has been working with professionals throughout the Dallas area in order to transform this idea into a reality. The most important aspect of this project has been providing students with hands on experience into the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering for their future careers. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at Related PostsRHS School Gardening Team of the Year 2015 – St Christopher’s CE High School (Finalist)RHS School Gardening Team of the Year 2016 – Stafford Manor High School (Winner)RHS School Gardening Team of the Year 2015 – Walton High School (Finalist)Grant High School – Performing Arts Dept – Secret Garden – Hannah/Will version – May 7, 2008RHS School Gardening Team of the Year 2016 – Gordano School (Finalist)RHS School Gardening Team of the Year 2015 – Ballycraigy Primary School (Finalist)

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  • Astrogirl1usa 7 months ago

    Awesome idea!

  • Emily Helmer 7 months ago

    Looks like you're doing pretty well down there in Texas huh Adam? Making me feel like a chump who hasn't done anything with my life. Keep it up though, miss having you around up here 🙂

  • Kj's Life 7 months ago

    Outstanding group of high school kids leaving their legacy and setting a fantastic path for their future!

  • carolyn searles 7 months ago

    Amazing these high school kids!  so inspirational!

  • Darian Victore 7 months ago

    Wow! So inspiring to see teens doing something so marvelous! I'll be rooting for you and hope you achieve success not only in this project, but also in life!