All About Us
Our team was formed by agreement when Stu's mom, media specialist at Gretna HS, came to him seeking a team for Gretna student Stefan (who had a habit of losing teammates). The enthusiastic Stu luckily knew of Computer Genius Chris, who likewise was enthused about Thinkquest.
The Ancient Mediterranean History page was born at the first team meeting at University of Omaha at Nebraska's Strauss Performing Arts center (the runner up was a page on advanced mathematics). Each of our three team members chose a topic that interested them and designed the pages for the respective civilization.
Here are profiles of our teams members. Hopefully they'll help make our purpose clear:
Chris spooled the computer knowledge for the group. When Chris wasn't drooling over the keyboard, he shared as many computer skills as possible with his teammembers. Teaching Stefan and Stu how to create what they wanted to electronically was his most enjoyable part of the project.
Chris Neely is a senior at North High School in Omaha, Nebraska. His hobbies include the french horn, marching band, computers, basketball and soccer. Chris studied the ancient Greeks.
Stu was the motivation for the group. Just when things were starting to look dull, Stu would come up with something cool to add. Lots of the actual page designing was done at his house which proved to be common ground for all the members. Stu's artistic abilities (see above picture of Glen the Glub) also proved handy!
Stu Shell is also a senior at Omaha North High School. He spends his time playing the oboe, solving calculus equations, and being awesome. Stu focused primarily on the Roman empire.
Stefan provided the international diversity to our team. As an exchange student from Romania, he had a better feel for the essence of "Old World" history. He planned the original ideas for the site and was the key to organizing the meetings. Stefan's background knowledge in the subject matter is impressive and his sense of humor is uncanny.
Stefan Iacob is native to Romania. He spent the past year as a student at Gretna High School in Gretna, Nebraska. He is excellent at ping pong and can give a mean spin on a serve! Stefan engineered the impressive Egyptian pages.