As the 24-hour clock ended to a loud cheer, Boise teen Kate Simonds took the stage with a clear message:
"Show them (adults) what needs to be fixed. You're the customer. You're right," the One Stone and Think Challenge alumna said. "You have to convince them of this ... demand their attention. It's your turn to be the people to finally do something."
Simonds spoke in reference to the pitch event at 4 p.m. today at CenturyLink Arena. The event is free and open to the public. Four-hundred to 500 people are expected at the event.
Student participants will present their ideas and solutions to reimagine their education and solve Idaho's failing education system. Students worked through an expedited design thinking process to land on their solutions for a system they care about.
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"Education has always been my top priority and I think the future of Idaho's children should be everyone's top priority," Riverstone International School junior Marija Stilinovich said.
Follow the action on this student-produced blog in partnership with the Idaho Statesman. For more information or to attend the event, click here.