IGNITE Panel at Todd Beamer High School

 

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 | IGNITE Panel at Todd Beamer High School | by Charissa E.

On April 23, Todd Beamer High School was honored to host an IGNITE panel! Our panelists, Hosanna Tiauli, Jigna Patel and Mivsam Yekutiel were AMAZING!  Our scholars connected with the stories, encouragement and role modeling of the speakers.

They learned about overcoming obstacles and taking advantage of opportunities that challenge you. They also learned that it is important to stay focused through the ups and downs of high school and family life. Thank you to the panelists who joined us for this inspiring event!

 

After attending this event:

100%

of girls/non-binary students are more interested in STEM

43%

of girls/non-binary students want to investigate taking a STEM related course next semester

71%

of girls/non-binary students want to study harder to attend college and further their education

Here's what the students enjoyed most:

"I related to all of the stories they were telling us. It also inspired me to love myself a little more and work hard for the things I want."

- 9th grade

 

"It inspired me to be in a STEM career."

- 12th grade

 

"Expect the unexpected. There will be tough obstacles and choices, but keep going and move forward."

- 10th grade

 

 

"I was inspired by how honest the speakers were, they told us about their experiences and how they overcame their problems."

- 11th grade

 

"I enjoyed that they were open and honest about their experiences, I was inspired by the fact that even through they all went through many struggles they all persevered and became successful."

- 10th grade

 

"The ladies talking about their stories on how they went from not knowing what to be, to being a programmer."

- 10th grade

 

 

"The one on one conversations we had with the panel. Opened up my mind and learning of their experiences inspired me."

- 10th grade

 

"They were very open about their lives and things they went through as well as giving different views of education and careers and how to achieve them."

- 11th grade

 

That obstacles and life experience can change us to be a better person and we don't have to give up."

- 12th grade

 

 

"The honesty the ladies shared."

- 10th grade

 

"The ladies inspired me so much, I really enjoyed all of it."

- 10th grade

 

"The most inspiring thing from today was to know that they've had it worse than me so I shouldn't give up so easily."

- 10th grade

 

 

"I enjoyed most is that everyone was very open even if they had to discuss some difficulties that happened. I was really inspired by the volunteers because could really relate to their stories."

- 9th grade

 

"I was able to be more open to one of the panel members and she was so helpful. Explaining her setbacks, how she overcame those experiences and advice of what I should do when stuck in those situations."

- 11th grade

 

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