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Jets Flyover

TEDxYouth stretches young minds

Speakers push through setbacks and demonstrate elasticity
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Ava Cho
Ms. Lualhati dives into elasticity through the scientific lens. Her unique approach opens up new minds.

The TEDxYouth group showcased unique minds who shared their valuable experiences and nuggets of wisdom through inspirational speeches on March 13th. The club and the advisor, Ms. Loutsch, organized the event for the third consecutive year post-COVID. 

This year’s theme, Elasticity, the ability to stretch and form new ideas, emerged from weeks of extensive contemplation among the TEDx club members. “I think this year’s speakers were really inspired to write because elasticity is something that we can all incorporate into our lives. This year’s theme was really easy for us to talk about and for others to relate to as well,” Freshman speaker Victoria Kang said.

The structure of the annual show altered with a few tweaks. The team moved the location to the Jetnasium instead of the presentation hall for the first time. The expanded space allowed the audience to enjoy intermission performances by the high school rock bands. The band ASAP performed Beautiful by Anne Marie and Blastoise performed XXL by Lany.

Various lunch clubs dotted the outer walls of the Jetnasium to promote and share their work. Groups such as National Junior Honor Society, Peer Tutoring Club, Oiko Economics Club, LGBTQ+ Organization for Various Ethnicities, and a few others created boards and hands-on activities. 

Drama Club hooked students of all ages with fun rounds of charades. Mr. Cameron, advisor for the club, said, “The ninth graders came up with some games for people to play when they came by.” Both students and teachers relished the experience. Sophomore Jenny Lee said, “The game was really fun and I enjoyed both playing it and watching others play.” 

However, not all parts flowed smoothly. Technical difficulties delayed speeches as the organizers tried to fix these issues. Choppy mic reception and unresponsive slideshows posed a challenge. TEDx advisor Ms. Loutsch said, “It was really frustrating with the clicker because it was technology that we had checked ahead of time. Although both the team and the speakers put in a lot of effort, that simple glitch made it difficult to know when to advance the speaker slide.”

Ms. Lualhati, secondary science teacher, broke the ice with her opening remarks. She suffered as her slideshow would not move past the first frame. Ms. Lualhati said, “Well, it’s not anybody’s fault, but I was out of mind. But still, I tried my best to continue with my speech.” 

The audience immersed themselves in their own elastic world. 9th grader Justin Son said, “I think the speakers were all creative and it was very entertaining to watch. I liked Bolt’s speech when he talked about connecting coding to real life.”

 Future improvement seems necessary, as a few minor issues compounded. Loutsch said, “I think problems both come from speakers and team members. We did make deadlines for speakers, and we did email them frequently this year but I think we need to have stricter deadlines for speakers just to make sure that they’re getting quality speeches in. And there they have it memorized and they feel confident.”

As the TEDx unit prepares for its return next year, attendees look forward to a revamped lineup of speakers, plus an all-new theme promises to ignite curiosity and stimulate provocative discussions.

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Annie Cho
Annie Cho, Writer
Annie returns for a second year in Jets Flyover as an enthusiastic sophomore. She leads SNHS, Peer Tutoring Club, and Debate Club. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching TV shows, and playing sports in her free time. This year she hopes to share interesting and engaging stories with the DIS community. 
Justin Huh
Justin Huh, Writer
Eighth-grader Justin Huh enters his third year on the Flyover staff with gusto. This year, he hopes to publish intriguing articles for our student body. He plays the piano and solves complicated math equations. He nerds out to geography: name any country in the world, and he finds it in less than 3 seconds. Look out world, here comes Justin.
Ava Cho
Ava Cho, Photographer / Designer
Ava, a senior at Daegu International School, loved art and design ever since childhood. She moved to DIS in 9th grade because she decided to study art abroad. In her free time, she loves going to galleries and taking pictures of the city and nature. Music is her biggest inspiration for her art. Due to her interest in art and design, she will take her place as an editor for the yearbook. Ava is looking forward to showing her passion as an illustrator for the Jets Flyover.   

Ethan Rossmeisl
Ethan Rossmeisl, Sports Editor
From Varsity Basketball star to a Model United Nations delegate, Ethan Rossmeisl committed himself as an active member of the DIS community for a decade. His love of athletics makes him a perfect fit for reporting DIS Sports as a new writer for the Jets Flyover. With his wide range of talents, Ethan dominates all grounds. His leadership positions as Chess club president and all-star medalist in KISAC have taught him invaluable lessons on dedication and he hopes to bring this determination and hard-working attitude to his writing.

Lewis Kim
Lewis Kim, Photographer and Photo Editor
Lewis Hanseo Kim, a junior at DIS, reigns supreme as a passionate photographer, videographer, and scientist. His enthusiasm for photography motivated him to start the Yang-ro Won Picture Service Club, and his profound interest in science led him to conduct multiple studies, which earned him honorable recognition. From meticulous research and innovative engineering to creative photography, he always attempts unique endeavors that set him apart from his peers. From superhero motion graphics to award winning historical documentaries, his imagination knows no bounds. With his creative mind and top tier photography, Lewis hopes to bring the Jets Flyover to the next level. 
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    ElinMay 2, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    Great job Jets with your amazing presentations!

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    Flora YoonApr 18, 2024 at 10:37 pm

    So inspiring!
    Amazing speeches and presentations!
    Lets go jets!!!!!!!!!~~~~~~

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    Joseph BeckApr 18, 2024 at 7:27 pm

    I think I will be going to the TED EX next year after reading this article.

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    MinjuApr 18, 2024 at 7:25 pm

    I wish I went to the Tedx …TT

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    PyoApr 18, 2024 at 7:21 pm

    I wish I could go to the Ted x. 🙁

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