Local student delivers TEDx talk

Published: Monday, February 4, 2013 at 05:06 PM.

TED has grown in scope and influence since 1984.  In 2013 the non-profit will award a $1 million prize to a winner who has an idea that can help make the world a better place.  Past winners include Bill Clinton, Bono and E.O. Wilson.  When Ally's school ran an article about her TEDx experience, many of her classmates asked if she had won the million-dollar prize.

"I told them the people who had won were a lot older than me. Maybe 40 years from now I'll have a chance to do something like that." 

Until then Ally intends to continue doing what she loves. That means traveling wherever she can to help kids who want the same things she does, and to hopefully speak at another TED event to spread the message of peace and goodwill for children around the world.

"I just want make a difference," she said, "and TED is a way for us to do that."

Learn more at http://www.tedxorangecoast.com/all-speakers/


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