Architects of Change at OLP
Architects of Change Live is our conversation series with a mission. It celebrates individuals who challenge what is, imagine what can be, and move humanity forward.
After attending Maria Shriver's Architects of Change Live conversation with Shonda Rhimes, OLP students were inspired to emulate the event at our school. OLP’s inaugural Architects of Change at School event was held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, with 750 high school girls, 80 faculty and staff, and roughly 30 members of the extended community in attendance.
This first conversation was facilitated by Elizabeth Hanczor ‘17 and Marlene Vollbrechthausen Perez ‘17, who interviewed OLP's two leaders and dynamic duo, Dr. Lauren Lek and Mrs. Jessica Hooper. In just three years, OLP has seen an increase in STEM-related classes, initiatives and programs, as well as augmentations in the arts and athletics programs. Following the same format used by Ms. Shriver, our two students took the audience on a journey into the personal and professional lives of both women.
On March 15, 2017, Elizabeth Hanczor '17 and Delia Garland '17 interviewed Cyndi Peterson, MD – a U.S. Navy flight surgeon, dermatologist, speaker, author and mother of five. Cyndi shared her incredible story and faith journey that resulted in her recent book, Waiting for a Miracle: One mother's journey to unshakable faith.
On October 10, 2017, professional surfer and shark-attack survivor, Bethany Hamilton, joined us on campus for a day of events. Cheryl Goodman interviewed Bethany during our Live Conversation, which was attended by 750 students and nearly 300 members from the community. Bethany spoke about how she was able to overcome the tragedy of losing her arm at age 13 by placing her faith in Christ. Afterwards, VIP guests ate lunch with Bethany, and later in the evening, three special families received an exclusive, one-on-one conversation with Bethany. OLP also hosted a vendor marketplace on Circle Drive, in which sponsors and event partners had the opportunity to sell goods to attendees.
Along with planning live conversations on OLP's campus, the Architects of Change student club regularly interviews local architects of change in the community for monthly highlights in our enewsletter. Those stories can be found at the end of this page.
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