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Varsity DECA · Westonka DECA Presents Second Annual ‘Mound Talks’ Event


By Emma Mack ’20

What does the student body at Westonka Public Schools have to say about being limitless? We generally don’t get a chance to hear from students. This winter, Westonka DECA has taken on the challenge of organizing an event to let students take control and share their ideas about being limitless. The event, Mound Talks, will feature students in grades 8-12 speaking about a wide variety of topics all linked to being limitless.

At Mound Westonka High School on Dec. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m., students, parents and community members are invited to hear student speakers share their passions about being limitless. Tickets are available online through the Westonka Activities Department at a cost of $5 for students and $7 for adults or are available for purchase at the door.

One of the featured speakers, Shelby Cooper, a senior at MWHS, will be talking about the importance of personal empowerment through positive self-talk. She summed it up by saying, “Your words have the power to grow flowers in your life’s garden.” This speech, among many others, is highly anticipated by the student body and community.

Other topics being shared are getting out of your comfort zone, artificial intelligence, personality tests and rising after failure. Come join us at Mound Talks on Dec. 3 to show your #WestonkaPride as you support the students of our community and hear about what you can do to be limitless!