Hi! My name is Abigail. I'm 13 years old and the only student on our team who has won Thinkquest before.
Actually, it wasn't Thinkquest, but Thinkquest Junior. My team won fourth place in the
arts and literature category. You can see our page at http://tqjunior.advanced.org/4553/. Heather entered Thinkquest
Junior too, but her team didn't make the finals, although I thought it was good.
You can see her page at http://tqjunior.advanced.org/3568/.
Another web page I have been actively involved with is a
site I worked on for science class. We classified all the trees in Blair Park which is very near to our school.
You can see this page at:
I feel like I've been using computers forever. One of my earliest memories is of my
dad bringing our home computer to my kindergarten class and giving everyone a chance
to play on it. My dad is the sales manager at a local computer store.
I have a younger brother who is seven and sister who is two.
I am the oldest child in my family. I live with
my mom, my dad, and my two siblings. My mom raises hamsters and rabbits. We sell the
baby hamsters and my mom butchers the rabbits and makes our family eat them.
Contrary to popular belief, rabbits DO NOT taste like chicken! Don't give
me any grief about the rabbit thing. It's not my choice and I don't like it but
my mother is very stubborn when it comes to food.
In fourth grade, my dad's boss took his employees and their families
to Jamaica for a week. We left at about 3:00 am Thanksgiving morning to
make the two hour drive to Indianapolis, hopped a fifteen minute flight to Cincinnati, Ohio where we
switched to a flight that went to Atlanta, Georgia, where we boarded "Jamaica Air". We arrived
at our hotel at about 8:00 pm, tired and hungry. Those of us who could still walk went down to dinner in a large
tent where the main course was a whole roasted pig with hooves still attached. To make a long story short,
it rained every day except the day before we left for home. The day we left for home the airport parking lot was
flooded and the tourbus in which we were riding had to drive up onto the curb so we wouldn't get our feet wet.
Once on the plane we flew to Miami, Florida, spent the night and in the morning we flew back to Indianapolis
and commenced to drive home.
My other main hobby, besides computers,
is making beads and figurines. However, just recently, I have started selling
my creations at the weekly farmer's market held at a mall in our town. If you
live near Urbana, Illinois, drop by to see me! I make my critters and beads out of polymer clay.
I use a technique called Millefiori to make most of my beads.
Here is a picture of some beads and figures I have made.
As for my part in making this website? Well,
I was the only team member who could write HTML from memory. I still have a lot to learn
but I have progressed greatly beyond my Pegasus page. I wrote most of the codes for Safety On
The Go and I made the navigation bars that are on all the main pages. I also made the Street
Smart game. As you can see I focused mainly in the technical area. Sarah
did most of the research and games. Heather also did research, but not as much as Sarah. All in all,
we had a blast working together and though Sarah and Heather had the most tedious task and I the most exciting
(in my opinion) I wouldn't have had it any other way!
Click on a name for another team member's autobiography!
Mrs. Van Walleghen
Click On The Bouncing Hamsters To Go Back To The Contents Page
Click On The Jumping Hamster To Go Back To Meet The Creators
I found these cute hamsters at
http://www.hampsterdance.com/ click to see more!
(yes, the address is supposed to be hampsterdance with a "p", not hamsterdance)