In his Slam Poem, Spencer discusses the stresses and impossible standards of a high school life.
Spencer Rogers has lived out in the country south of Louisburg for the last 18 years, and has had the pleasure of going to Louisburg schools for the entirety of his academic career. He's a senior this year, and has been involved in a whole menagerie of somewhat nerdy activities, including band, jazz band, math club, scholar’s bowl, model UN, Spanish club, forensics, and National Honor Society. Spencer has also ran cross country and track for the past 2 years, though his running career has been marred by mediocrity. In his brief and incredibly rare moments of free time, he enjoys music, spending time with friends, and stressing out about all the things he need to do but hasn't done yet. After graduation, he will attend the University of Kansas Honors Program to study molecular biology with a specialization in genetics and the treatment of hereditary diseases.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx