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My name is Megan. I’m 15 years old and a freshman at Walter Panas High School. This is the fourth ThinkQuest competition that I have participated in. One of my previous entries received honorable mention and was a finalist (Why Waste Time Watching TV) and another received "best of category" and a finalist rating (Broadway Inside-Out). Prior to these, I worked on Sport Clothing. It is quite obvious that I love working on website competitions. The sense of accomplishment is worth all of the hard work and dedication put into the project. I plan to participate again next year and am already thinking about trying to work on a global team with kids from different parts of the country, or world!
My team and I chose this topic because I can personally relate to it. I was born as a below-the-elbow amputee caused by Amniotic Band Syndrome, or ABS. I wanted to learn more about amputations and when our team was brainstorming topic, I suggested this one. By creating this website, I hope that others will be able to learn more about amputations and become more educated on the topic. Being that this topic is very personal, it has made this website extremely important to me.
Aside from working on ThinkQuest competitions, I enjoy many things. My favorite thing to do is dance. I take ballet and jazz and have class three times a week. I also play the violin, as shown in the movie. I’m a part of the Anti-Defamation League's "A World of Difference Institute" at my school. Horizons, our in-school program that was started through the "World of Difference" training, helps teach people not to be prejudiced and discriminatory. I try to get involved in my school's activities that aim to make the world a better place.
website never would have been created without the support of my team’s
amazing coach, Mrs. Brandon. I have learned many new things from her,
along with being exposed to new programs. I’ve had the opportunity
to work on an Apple MacBook for the first time to create a podcast, along
other things. Her dedication and support has helped produce this website.