Hi, Iím Willem and Iím from the Netherlands. Iím 17 and I live in Ugchelen, close to Apeldoorn which is a city in the mid-east of Holland (near Germany). Iím in year 5 of the so-called ĎGymnasiumí, which is a grammar-school with Latin, at the Jacobus Fruytier Scholengemeenschap in Apeldoorn. After this 5th year, Iíve only one year left at this school and after that Iím going to study Industrieel Ontwerpen (Industrial Design) at Delft or Twente University. Iíve many hobbies including drawing, reading, writing, playing sport, computer programming and designing.
Because you can combine these hobbies easily with making a website, I did join ThinkQuest Netherlands last year, for the first time, and it was through this experience that I met Carol (as coach) and Sigit (as designer). Unfortunately our content-writer didnít write any content, so we didnít finish our site.
I found it a marvel to work with this team! Everybody was super-enthusiastic about the project and gave their all. Firstly there was Sigit with his magic talent making the site and design. Our first ideas were that I would do that (or at least, try to) but I handed it over with pleasure to him when he joined the team. Carol as coach was there to keep the team alive and to answer any questions. She really gave us the feeling the team existed, that we had somebody we could fall back on! Then there was Anneke, who together with me translated the site into Dutch. She flooded me with e-mail, and kept me motivated :-) Hilary was only 14 years of age and it was she who wrote the whole content. She had to give up a big part of her summer break, yet she fulfilled her job! At lastly, but not the least there was Dirk-Jan, our second coach and my teacher for computing studies, who was not so active, but answered the technical questions. All together a world team! I hope that you, as a visitor, can see that back in our website, weíre proud of it! Thanks everybody!