Julian, and Roman, the two students that created
this site, are senior students at the University of Toronto
Schools, a high school in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They
both immigrated to Canada when we were 6 years old, Julian
from Hong Kong, and Roman from Russia.
The idea to enter the Thinkquest competition was given
to us by our teacher and soon to be coach, Mr. Hawes.
We worked out the initial design and layout of the site,
as well as outlining which areas we would like to research.
After our initial meeting, we decided to search for coaches
that would be willing to help us with this project. Our
team was soon completed when Abiola Oyindamola Osonowo
and Kim E Krueger signed on as coaches.
Oyindamola who currently attends the University of Richmond,
enjoyed tremendous success last year as one of the finalists
chosen for her site titled "Van Gogh at Etten - Sketches
and Billboards". Kim currently attends the University
of Alberta, and has had two years of exceptional previous
experience with the Thinkquest competition. In 1999, she
won the competition with her site "Modern Miracles:
Organ Transplants", and she won a silver medal in
2000 with the site "The Learning Curve".
We worked countless hours together in creating this site,
constantly revising the content and layout. We stayed
in touch with the coaches through email, as well as constantly
updating each other through ICQ. We feel that this was
an invaluable experience to us, as we planned, organzied,
wrote and revised this project to completion. We learned
how to work as a team and cooperate and sometimes compromise
to find the best solutions to our questions. We'd like
to thank ThinkQuest for giving us the opportunity to work
on such a rewarding project, knowing that we were able
to overcome many of the difficulties along the way, and
come up with a finished product that we are all proud