About The Team
This team was started when two of us, Jessica and Argenta, decided to team up to participate in ThinkQuest 2000. We had no definite topic in mind, and wanted to wait for a third member before deciding on one. Our goal was to form a team in which all the teammates could get the full ThinkQuest experience.
After searching around for a while, Jessica found a third member willing to work on TQ2000 with us, Ann Cai, a girl she knew from California. Then the search for a topic commenced. The three of us had many brainstorming sessions over Instant Messenger and one day came up with the idea of Women's Rights. Not just women's political rights, but all rights and issues of women in different cultures. The team was formed, submitted, and approved in the next few weeks. We started working--first deciding on the different aspects of the site, who would do what, and starting the research process.
Towards the beginning of March, Ann was having problems juggling all the things she needed to do--sports, a musical, violin, piano, and school--and felt that she could not devote as much time to ThinkQuest as the rest of the teammates. In an effort to give the other two of us a better chance in this competition, she decided that she would drop herself from the team. At first we were worried that ThinkQuest wouldn't let Ann leave because the team's application was already approved and their account created. We tried anyway, and miraculously TQ agreed to let Team C001142 drop Ann and resubmit their application. Thus the search began again.
After a couple of days, Jessica asked one of her friends, Emilie Sutterlin, if she knew of anyone who would be interested in the topic of Women's Rights. Emilie thought about it for a while, and then suggested a girl at her school, Vicki. Jessica and Argenta then emailed Vicki to ask her to join the project. After couple weeks of conversing over email, Vicki signed on as a member of our team.
The process of organizing the different parts of the site and coming up with more specific ideas started again, and Vicki had lots of great ideas. Vicki was extremely excited about the topic/content, but less so about the other parts of the site such as programming and design. Jessica and Argenta were okay with that fact, and worked with Vicki to decide who would have what jobs. We felt that, with Vicki, this team was better than ever.
The three of us started working together, as every day the deadline loomed closer. We really started cracking down on the site after school ended for all three of us, at the end of June. Although each and every one of us had different tasks, we all had a say in anyone else's work. Thus we trodded along, sharing our opinions and compromising to make a better site, and worked long hours, to present our site-- Women's Rights: a journey around the world. Please enjoy your stay.
Thomas Jefferson School of Science and Technology
Norman High School North/Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics
Hi everyone, my name is Jessica, I'm 15 years old, and I'm going into my Junior year of high school. I just got accepted to the Oklahoma School of Science and Math, a residential high school in Oklahoma City for juniors and seniors. It's a magnet school for all of Oklahoma, and they accept around 70 students (a.k.a. poor masochistic fools) for their new Junior class every year. School starts in a couple days (the 13th, in fact) and I'm really excited, but also scared about going there.
In my nonexistant free time, I like to read (fantasy =)), play the violin and I swim (but I don't have a clue about football, the "great american sport" :-)), but most of all, I have finally discovered the beauty of web design/web programming in the past couple of months!!
And one last note to everyone out there: Don't stay up till 3 every night for a month--it will get to you!:-)
Reno High School