2017 KiDtalk & TeacherTalk Winners

2016 Cobb KiDTalk Winner, John Newton rocks the house during the Cobb County School District Learning Kickoff. Our new 2017 winners will present their talks at the event on July 24.

The Cobb County School District is excited to announce the 2017 KiDtalk winners.  The KiDtalk contest was designed to give students the forum to share their groundbreaking ideas.  New for this year we encouraged teachers to share their ideas as well with the addition of TeacherTalks.  This year’s KiDtalks & TeacherTalks shared how they are committed to impacting their world, community and/or school by…”

The KiDtalk and TeacherTalk contests support knowledge, innovation and deeper learning.  These are three essential components of teaching and learning for Cobb students, according to Director of Instruction and Innovation, Melissa Morse. “This is a perfect combination of engaging student learning, using relevant social and video platforms to keep the connection real for students and letting student voice inspire. Our students and teachers love the challenge of high-level learning and the KiDtalk contest is the perfect forum for students of any age to make their thinking relevant and their insight be heard.”

The KiDtalk & TeacherTalk contest was open to all students in the district.  We had over 140 KiDtalk submissions from students in kindergarten to 12th grade and teachers from across the district!  Links to the videos of the finalists were posted online over the past month.  Online voting along with other factors were used to determine the winners. The 2017 KiDtalk & TeacherTalk winners are:


Mayrin Hernandez
3rd Grade
Fair Oaks ES
“Changing the World One Leader at a Time”


Zoi Ladipo
7th Grade
Floyd MS
“Homeless Hearts”


Logan Mosser
9th Grade
Hillgrove HS
“Holiday Cards for Soldiers”


Paula Krupiczewicz
North Cobb HS
“United Sound”

Thank you to all students and teachers who participated and congratulations to the winners.  The 2017 KiDtalk winners will have the opportunity to share their ideas with all teachers in the district on July 24, 2017 during Learning Kick-Off.