Washington HS Student Invited to New York to Give TED Talk
Washington High School is thrilled to announce that junior Irfhana Zakir Hussain (left) has been invited by TED - the nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks - to give her TED Talk, "Racial Judgments: A Problem That Needs Solving," at TED-Ed Weekends, a brand new series of special events designed to showcase and amplify the voices of the next generation of TED. TED-Ed Weekends bring together student leaders from around the world for a chance to take over TED Headquarters in New York City, December 1-3, 2016. Washington High School has had a TED-Ed Club since 2014, led by English Teacher Brynn Osicka (right). Irfhana and other Club members uploaded their talks to the TED-Ed site in June 2015. The TED-Ed Team chose Irfhana's talk because "her message is a true example of the importance of sharing student voices." Irfhana and Osicka will both travel to New York for Irfhana's presentation.