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Be The Change: Emily Lopez at TEDxSunRiver

Emily Teresa Lopez spoke at TEDxSunRiver just before her fifteenth birthday. Having been chosen to be the official Youth Ambassador for this event, Emily shares lessons she learned about "being the change," while completing an assignment to "spark" a community into participating in a video project in a local park. After sharing her valuable lessons, she introduces her video project, featuring community members young and old who share their "ideas worth spreading." In 2003 her family moved to the small town of St. George, Utah. This is when Emily began to make a difference in her community. She served on the Service Student council in the sixth grade and has been in Honor's classes ever since. At the age of thirteen she joined the Patriot Guard Riders and later joined the United Sentinel Alliance. Recently she was introduced to the fresh concept of TED and TEDx and knew instantly it was a concept which was perfectly aligned with her individual goals. She is currently a Sunday School and music teacher for a group of sixth graders at her church and also serves as a personal assistant to her older sister. She attends Snow Canyon Middle school and is a member of the National Junior Honor Society as well as Choir President. Emily has always been determined to complete any mission that is brought to her attention. She hopes to join the Marines and become a professional Chef when she grows up. One of her biggest goals in life is to make people proud, now she feels she is living up to her own expectations.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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