I am 15 years old and am both an avid reader and writer. While involved in ThinkQuest, I worked as an article writer and researcher, graphic designer (i.e. the collages, etc.) and I composed the music for the opening video. I enjoyed interviewing Dr. Wright about sustainability. I am currently involved in writing my most recent novel, running and singing. ThinkQuest was a great learning experience. It gave me practical experience being part of a team, and working towards a common goal. It also helped me to write about one of my favorite topics.
I live in a small town in New Hampshire, USA and am thirteen years old. I attend a small private school where I receive a classical education. Some of my hobbies include running, skiing, biking, playing the violin, and piano. This is my first year of participating in Thinkquest and it has been a huge experience for me. As the primary designer of the site, I’ve learned tons of stuff about computer programs such as Macromedia Flash and Dreamweaver (programs that I had never really used before or even seen!) Overall, although it took up many hours of my time, I believe that it was a worthwhile and fun experience and I’ll never look at a website in the same way again.
I am a thirteen year old boy, and I go to a public school just like most American kids. I play the clarinet and I am very good at it. I plan to be a professional clarinetist one day. I am very good at math too. I've always been good at doing equations and things like that. I did some of the work on the flash project, and researched and wrote several articles. I think that this Thinkquest project was very good for me and helped me to learn teamwork and leadership skills, and just plain working in a group was fun.
I am a freshman in high school. I excel in math and science classes. I enjoy programming and often make simple games in my free time. For Thinkquest I had to learn Java script from scratch to program a game for the site. The experience of working on the website has been enjoyable.
I am 13 years old, and I am home schooled and live in Pennsylvania. Wow, my Think Quest experience has been remarkable. When I was asked to join and help create an educational website, I accepted, not fully aware of what I was in for. We collaborated by having conferences on Instant Messenger. We weren’t sure of what our topic was going to be. Ben suggested that we research sustainability. Since we all liked that topic, we decided to go for it. Then came all the hard work. Since we started later than most teams, we certainly had our work cut out for us. I have learned a lot about time management and deadlines as I have been researching and writing. Juggling my time between schoolwork, track, and other activities hasn’t always been easy, but I’m glad that I’ve done it. My knowledge of technology has widened, and my researching skills have greatly improved. It’s been great to work as a team, and we have all learned so much!
I am 14 years old. I am home schooled and have been all my life. I live in Massachusetts. My favorite subjects in school are reading, writing and Latin. I also enjoy playing guitar and writing music. I was one of the main writers and researchers on the team. As a researcher, I learned how to take information from different sources and to write about it so others can understand. It was also interesting to learn about sustainability as we built a web site to teach others. It was a great experience to work with other students that had the same goal.
I am a mom of a former TQ winner, and a very big TQ enthusiast. I decided that I would like to be a coach of a team. Jim P, my daughter’s coach from last year, helped us find a primary coach from his school. It has been an incredible experience for me. I have learned so much about teamwork, deadlines, editing, and the topic itself, which I had never thought about before this. I am glad to help make this topic well know to the students of this world, and to the public in general. I hope some of them will look at the “What Can You Do?” section, and try some of the suggestions there.
This is my first year involved in Think Quest competitions. Though served as the primary coach of the team, my involvement was only the paperwork, registration, and approval. Most of the project work was supervised by our team assistant coach, Mary W.
I am a math teacher at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, New Hampshire and will be teaching a foreign language course next year. I love traveling to different countries. In addition to the different scenery, you get to learn other cultures and to see what life is like outside of U.S.