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TEDx announces winners

TEDxKelowna is finally ready and excited to announce the winners of its first student speak competition.

After receiving submissions from across the country, two students have been elected to speak at the TEDxKelowna event on September 26.

The winners are Darius Konstant, in the local student speaker category, and Rachel Creighton of Digby Nova Scotia, in the national student category.

Participants were asked to submit a one minute video sharing a game-changing idea that related to the 2014 TEDxKelowna theme 'When I Grow Up'.

The public was invited to cast their vote for one of the 16 finalists to help TEDxKelowna decide the winner.

“TEDxKelowna wanted to recognize that ideas worth sharing come from everywhere. And the youth often have the best and most creative insights, “says Andrew Gaucher, team lead for TEDxKelowna.

Each winner will receive coaching for their TEDx talk, in addition to speaking on the TEDxKelowna stage.

Konstant, 13, from Constable Neil Bruce Middle School in West Kelowna is overwhelmed with excitement to be a part of the TEDx talk.

“I hope that from the moment I step off the stage, the audience be left with a filling sensation of new meanings, new outlooks, new ideas, and more inspiration towards their true passion.”

TEDx, in collaboration with the Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC) 2014, will host over 800 student leaders from across Canada at the 2014 event.

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