On a day that featured some heavyweight talent on stage at Delray Center of the Arts, one of the most diminutive speakers at Friday’s TEDx event more than held her own. For anyone familiar with Boca resident Rebecca Zerbo, that shouldn’t come as a surprise.
Speaker Profile: Rebecca Zerbo
My name is Rebecca Zerbo, Becca, and I am 13 years old and live with my sister, Hannah, 8 and my mom Laura and dad, Chris. I have 2 dogs, Oreo and Mallomar who are so cute and loveable...
When Becca came home from school the next day, her parents were surpised when she told them that she 'had a wonderful day.' Becca took a little piece of paper out of her pocket that was covered with collophane tape. "It's because I had this," Becca explained.
To call Rebecca Zerbo unique amoung teenages would be a massive understatement. In the 16 years I spent teaching middle school .. I met some remarkable kids, but none as focused and self-assured as Rebecca.
The fact that Rebecca (Zerbo) travelled to Rochester and won the national contest speaks volumes about the high level of entrepreneurial spirit that we have in our community ...
Boca Chamber YEA! student earns national title
Rebecca went on to impress the national panel, and won the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Saunders Scholar Bright Ideas Competition. She earns a $30,000 scholarship