.My name is Bryan, I am 17 years old and I go to Canyon High School. For this year’s competition I was the project manager, co-graphic designer, researcher and writer. I did a lot, but the job that I most take pride on is project manager. For me, this year was the toughest of my three years in the competition because my group was the most inexperienced. It was a learning process for all them because they were not familiar with the software. Now that this is over I can say that this has been my best year in the completion because we completed all the goals we wanted to complete for the website.
Sure, it was my best year in the competition, but I have never been under so much pressure because my group was very dependent on me and my experience. Of course it was rewarding to have them look up to me and come to me when they were not sure of something, but it got really stressful because of their insecurity. They had trouble being proud and secure on what they did because for most of them it was their first year in the competition. I had trouble keeping up with my own work because I had to sometimes leave what I was working on and go help out my team members. Alan was sort of my side project because he had never been academically pushed and I helped him shape into a scholar and legitimate student. I am glad at the person he has become and glad for all my group members. I had no problem helping them, but I just wanted them to be sure about what they do and not always depend on someone. It all paid off in the end because our website looks great.
For the most part of the summer we did not have computer labs or computers to work with. There was never a specific place as to where we were going to work. Sometimes we were removed from the computer labs because we were not scheduled in because we had snuck in. It was frustrating because we had very limited amount of time to work on our webReferences and we would spend about half an hour trying to look for an available computer lab. I remember one day clearly because it was one of the worst days this summer. Our group hardly did anything productive for the website that day because we moved from computer lab to computer lab about three times. These labs were not close to each other. They were located across USC’s campus. It was a day to remember.
I would like to take this moment to thank my group members for all their hard work. I always knew that it would pay off at the end of the competition. I would like to thank Raul for doing an amazing job as our Web Developer, Alison for her diligence and stubbornness as Content Manager, Elizabeth for her determination as co-Web Developer and Researcher, and last but not least, Alan for his creativity and personality as Head Graphic Designer. Thank You.