A short autobiography
Hello, my name is Joseph.
I currently live in Kingsport, Tennessee with my parents, Gary and
Patricia. I was born in Knoxville, TN and have lived in Kingsport
all my life. I have one brother, Patrick, who constantly keeps me
on my toes. I currently receive my excellent education
at Dobyns Bennett High School.
In school, I constantly try to achieve the
maximum goals available and press myself to the limit. I participate
in a wide range of sports and school activities. I am on the Dobyns
Bennett Soccer team where I
play center and right half. I also participate in a variety of clubs
and extracurricular activities like Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Junior Civitan,
Scholars Bowl, and Mock Trial, just to name a few. Now that you are
sufficiently bored I would like to share with you the reasons I have chosen
to compete in this competition.
since 5th Grade when I crashed my momís work PC, I have grown a unique
bond with computers. Due to that fatal instance, I was forced to
learn some primitive DOS commands to recover her PC from its own abyss.
I persuaded my parents a few years later to purchase a new 133Mhz computer.
Two years later, I purchased my current computer, which is a 300Mhz Micron.
Some times it chooses not to exist or refuses to acknowledge me, but hey
thatís life with these gray boxes.
I have taken two courses in computer programming.
The first course covered Turbo Pascal. Then, later I took up an independent
study of C++, and finished it with a class (AP Computer Science AB) to
further my knowledge. I have learned Java 1.2 for this competition
any application that runs on Windows 95/98. I plan to finish learning
the rest of the information required for the A+ course. Then, I plan
to take the A+ certification test by December. Furthermore, this
summer I took it upon myself to start my own business. I run a computer
I have always wanted to share my knowledge
with other people in the topic of computers. Using Thinkquest as
my portal, I feel that I can help people in this area. The Thinkquest
competition will also give me the opportunity to learn new things in the
area surrounding computers.
Please feel free to contact me by Email (link disabled)