Informed Young Leaders kicks off fourth year May 17

May 07, 2018
Informed Young Leaders founder Nick Lapham, right, receives a check to fund filming of the May 17 event so students can submit video copies of their presentations with their college applications from First National Bank employees Juliette St. Clair, banking associate, left, and Jake Miller, vice president and senior business development and corporate sales officer for Knox County.

Rockland — The Informed Young Leaders Series begins its fourth year of PechaKucha-style presentations by local high school students addressing vital political issues Thursday, May 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Oceanside High School, 400 Broadway.

Students from two Midcoast high schools -- Medomak Valley in Waldoboro and Oceanside – will be delivering PechaKucha-style presentations (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide) on the topic “Key U.S. Global Strategic Interest Over the Next Ten Years.” Students have been challenged to address this topic, based on the famous statement by British statesman Lord Palmerston, who declared, “I say that it is a narrow policy to suppose that this country or that is to be marked out as the eternal ally or the perpetual enemy of England. We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow.”

As part of the ongoing program, students will have rehearsed with members of the Informed Young Leaders team of community mentor advisers prior to the event.

This event is open to the public with no admission charge, and refreshments will be available.

The First Bank Eastern and Tire & Rubber and are once again the lead sponsors for this year’s program, Courier Publications/Village Soup is the media sponsor for the upcoming events.

For more information contact Nick Lapham at or check out the event’s website at

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