Thursday, December 12, 2013
And if you are not familiar with our Share the Vision program information is listed below.
The Sacramento Speakers Series is a community lecture series that provides an open forum for a free discussion of timely and important issues by nationally acclaimed speakers and patrons of the Series. It has been described as “an extraordinary community experience that gives our patrons an opportunity to hear about and question renowned and influential people from a wide variety of backgrounds on an even wider variety of topics.” The speakers are chosen on the basis of their career achievements, unique expertise in their particular field of endeavor, and ability to communicate their particular passion to the audience.
Through its “Share the Vision” program, the Sacramento Speakers Series provides high school students with an opportunity to learn about interesting and successful public figures, and to meet in a small group with the speaker before the event, followed by complimentary admission to the evening’s event at the Community Center.
Three amazing speakers will meet and talk with students in Share the Vision:
· MICHAEL MULLEN, Tuesday , 1/7/14: chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Bush and Obama
· ANDREW WEIL, Tuesday, 1/21/14: pioneer in health, wellness and integrative medicine
· JUDY SMITH, Tuesday, 2/13/14: crisis management expert, inspiration for the TV show Scandal
Pre-event reception: In a special reception before each event at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, a small select group of students will gather for light refreshments and meet students from other participating schools and the Speakers Series moderator, then be joined by the evening’s speaker, where they will be able to ask their prepared questions and interact with interesting and successful public figures. The speaker will spend 15-20 minutes talking to the students and answering questions. The dialog between the students and speaker is unscripted.
Main event: At the conclusion of the reception, attendees will proceed next door to the Sacramento Community Theater for the evening’s event featuring the speaker. Students should dress business casual for this event.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Sac High students meet Steve WozniakBy asarabia · On October 3, 2013
On October 1st, five fortunate Sac High students and I were given the opportunity of a lifetime. We had a chance to meet Steve Wozniak at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Sacramento . Steve Wozniak gained his fame as the co-founder of Apple Computers along with Steve Jobs. He was the engineer behind the very first Apple personal computers ever created and many computers today still make use of the the techniques and architecture he invented.
Listening to Mr. Wozniak speak about his younger years made me realize that I could relate to his story. Since an early age, I have been interested in electronics and engineering.
Thanks to the Share the Vision program, we met with him at the Hyatt Hotel in a small gathering area with students from other high schools. Mr Wozniak took our questions and he spoke briefly about being a young inventor and being a founder of a company that eventually became so important. After that small gathering, we all walked to the Sacramento Communiy Center Theater where he spoke in front of hundreds of people.
Going to see Steve Wozniak talk about Apple and how everything started was an amazing opportunity for me. Learning about all the things he experienced and how many times he failed, felt intimidated, or how many times he was rejected, made me realize that no one just shoots to the top. It takes perseverance and hard work to get there. He discussed how he and Steve Jobs started, how they met, how their first meetings went, and all the struggles they went through. Listening to Mr. Wozniak speak about his younger years made me realize that I could relate to his story. Since an early age, I have been interested in electronics and engineering. Just like Steve Wozniak I want to be able to get to a point where I can also look back and talk about how I’ve changed technology forever, and how hard I worked to get there. He was definitely an inspiration.
- Ashley Benitez
Sac High Junior
Sac High Junior