Upper School students hosted the third annual Greenway Symposium on Dec. 1, bringing together members of the Charlottesville and Central Virginia community to share ideas. Speakers included Pam Sutton-Wallace, CEO of University of Virginia Medical Center, and Jerry White, CEO of giStrat and Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
"The Greenway Symposium is an important event because it reveals how individuals from different backgrounds and walks of life can have hidden underlying connections which everyone can relate to," said student organizer committee member Piper Holden '19. "The Symposium provides as a bridge between the School community and the Charlottesville community. No matter how old you are, everyone will take away something from the event, it sparks conversation."
Inspired by popular TED Talk events around the country, the event was once again been designed to bring students into the conversation and share "big ideas." For Holden, being an organizer since the first Symposium was in itself a big idea.
"Organizing the Symposium has been one of the most meaningful experiences of my high school career and has allowed me to interact with not only students from other grades but New York Times best-selling writers and Nobel Peace Prize recipients," she said. "I have had to experience many 'adult' challenges and tackle team dynamics which will become extremely helpful since I am entering college next fall. As the last member of the original five, I am so sad that this will be my last year working with the Symposium team and cannot wait to watch the legacy of the symposium continue to grow and evolve."
NBC 29 coverage of the event is now available at Greenway Symposium Held at St. Anne's-Belfield School. Photos from the event are now available on the School SmugMug account.