Guest Speakers

We enjoyed our visit with all of you and were impressed by the quality & depth of the questions.
— Drs. Diane and Don Weinholtz
It was a pleasure.
They are a great group of kids and you have put together an exciting program.
Let me know when I can come back!
— Chris George Executive Director IRIS - Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services
I had a great time with the kids. They had phenomenal questions and I really enjoyed our discussion.
— Andrew Lee, Headed the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development and designated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He has completed fellowships and executive education programs at Yale, Harvard and Princeton.
You have a great group of kids, and a truly impressive program. Thanks again for the opportunity - I really enjoyed it as well.
— Shaun McQuaid Director, Product Management at Mercury Systems a company that makes drones and other military equipment for the US military
Thanks so much for inviting me. You are doing great work with your students.
— Joan Edwards, Director of Diversity and Cultural Inclusion at Kingswood Oxford
“Thanks so much for inviting me to speak with your very impressive students from Westfield Academy. I was impressed by their knowledge, their maturity and their ready intelligence and ability to communicate with clarity and intelligence. Congratulations to them all and to you and your fellow staff members who have managed to pull them together for a summer of such interesting, important work. “
— Judge Michael Sheldon of the Connecticut Appellate Court
“Thanks a lot for inviting me to exchange thoughts with such attentive and keenly curious youngsters. I was richly rewarded by their questions and insights. I came home raving about them! “
— Dr. Okey Ndibe, Acclaimed novelist, political columnist and professor—most recently at Brown University and Trinity
“Thank you so much for inviting me to speak. I really enjoyed it. Those are some sharp kids! I am sure many of them will be leading the world in just a few years!”
— Katrina Kazda, Sustainable America
“One of the best things I did last year was to come speak at this camp.”
— Sean Scanlon, State Rep. for the 98th District