By Tim Kowols
Algoma High School and the Live Algoma Initiative hope to be able to inspire its students before they head out for the weekend. Last month, the speaker series known as “Focus Fridays” was introduced with different speakers highlighting a specific topic each week. In the spirit of the popular TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talks found online, the presentations are relatively short at 30 minutes but cover civic responsibility, goal setting, physical well-being, and other areas of emphasis. Algoma School District Superintendent Nick Cochart says the program has been well received by staff and students.
Focus Fridays take place at 3:05 p.m. inside the high school’s Little Theater. Although the presentations are only open to Algoma High School students and staff members, you can find a full schedule and video of the previous speakers online on the district’s website.