Highlights

Scroll down to see some great highlights from our newsletters, book club events, guest speakers, and field trips!
 

Rahul Sapra

FEBRUARY 15TH, 2018

Brain Power student Rahul Sapra attended this year’s Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN). HMUN is a four-day international relations simulation for high school students held annually in downtown Boston. At HMUN, delegates gain insight into the workings of the United Nations and the dynamics of international relations by assuming the roles of UN representatives and members … Continue reading "Rahul Sapra"

Julie Sue-A-Quan

FEBRUARY 15TH, 2018

Congratulations to Brain Power alumna Julie Sue-A-Quan on her acceptance into SHAD Valley! To get into the competitive Canadian summer enrichment program for high-achieving high school students is no small feat! SHAD is a registered Canadian charity that empowers exceptional youth to make the world a better place (focusing on engineering, math, business, and science)! Each … Continue reading "Julie Sue-A-Quan"

Animal Farm (Mar. 31)

FEBRUARY 15TH, 2018

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” When the animals at Manor Farm decide to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the human farmers, they plan to set up a utopian society guided by the principle that “all animals are equal.” But after the revolution, conflict arises between its leaders, and … Continue reading "Animal Farm (Mar. 31)"

The Secret Garden

DECEMBER 3RD, 2017

Orphaned Mary Lennox is a spoiled, selfish, and unpleasant child whose parents died of a cholera epidemic in India. Transported to a distant family estate in Britain, Mary  dislikes it and the people at first – until she discovers they key to a  long-abandoned secret garden hidden on the property. Along with the maid’s younger … Continue reading "The Secret Garden"

Patrick de Belen

JUNE 14TH, 2017

On June 21st, Brain Power’s Public Speaking students were visited by award-winning poet, youth educator, and workshop facilitator, Patrick de Belen! For the past seven years, Patrick has visited about 100 schools, holding spoken word poetry workshops for the students. In 2012 he became the youngest spoken-word poet to hold the National Championship title at … Continue reading "Patrick de Belen"

Jay Heinrichs

JANUARY 20TH, 2017

On February 8th, Jay Heinrichs, New York Times bestselling author of “Thank You for Arguing” joined our Public Speaking class by teleconference to share his vast knowledge on the art of persuasion! Having spent 25 years in journalism and publishing, Jay Heinrichs is now a highly sought-after speaker on the subject of rhetoric and persuasion. … Continue reading "Jay Heinrichs"

Speaker Box Competition

NOVEMBER 30TH, 2017

On November 15th, Brain Power’s Public Speaking students went on a field trip to the Speaker Box Poetry Slam competition! This year’s event was the last for this amazing competition, which has been running since 2012. This was a valuable opportunity for our students to learn, first-hand, how the theory of public speaking becomes practice. While … Continue reading "Speaker Box Competition"

Recording Studio Visit – 2016/17

JULY 1ST, 2017

Brain Power’s Public Speaking class went on their annual visit to a recording studio! Our students got a chance to record their self-made speeches and podcasts, putting much of the theory they learned in class into practice. They also received valuable feedback from a professional voice coach, and they got to see “behind the scenes” … Continue reading "Recording Studio Visit – 2016/17"

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