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ABOUT THE CREATORS
Hello, I'm Stella and I'm sixteen. I am 5ft 5" tall and I reside in Lagos, Nigeria.
I attained primary school education at Loral International School and Adrao International school both in Lagos, Nigeria. I qualified for the First School Leaving Certificate and I attended Queen's College, Lagos, Nigeria and obtained secondary school education. Presently, I am awaiting the results of my Senior Secondary School Examinations (ssce) .
In the near future, I expect to attend a reputable University and attain a Doctorate degree in Medicine or Physiotherapy.
In my leisure, I read novels, play computer games, net surf, and write stories. I enjoy reading John Grishams and Betty Neels' .
My favorite meal is ' pounded yam an pepper soup' and my favorite sport is athletics. I have won some medals to show for it.
ME AND THINK QUEST
I heard about the on-going Think quest Internet Challenge competitions from a teacher in school. After hearing about it, I decided to participate. I found a teammate , Cynthia, and we got registered. We also found some coaches online and selected three of them: Samy Al Mohammed , Rita Francesca Amoroso, and Carol Calderwood. We then began to create the entry.
Creating the entry had two sides to it. The fun side and the demanding side.
At first, myself and my teammate were eager to start off, thinking it would be "piece of cake". We started researching and looking for ideas. We had a lot of fun trying to create some ideas of our own like pictures for the front page and the puzzles.
It was also quite strenuous in the sense that, we had to research far and wide to come about most of the information contained in this entry. We had to read a lot of books and watch a few documentaries.
We encountered a lot of setbacks at different points in time. First of all, at the time of registration we had a problem with our team id, which was C0130844. We mistook the second character for an alphabet instead of the numeral it was. In the end it was all resolved.
Secondly, our coach, Mohammed Samy was seen to be ineligible, this made this think quest officials send us a letter saying we were out of the competition, but then again it was resolved and we had a chance to choose another coach.
Also, during the course of creation of the entry, I lost access to the internet. The computer at my residence stopped functioning and work halted for a while except for the paper work. Communication between coaches and team member was restricted, but then the computer was fixed and the problem solved.
In addition to the set backs, the team could not get permission for a long time from the sources of research, to enable it use their articles and images. We tried for a long time but didn't succeed.
Finally, we did.
My teammate, Cynthia is very intelligent and talented in web design and web programming. In fact, she's the best I have ever come across. She was in charge of designing the web and programming.
Also, our coaches were very supportive, helpful and creative. They supplied us with ideas.
All these combined together to help us in creating a superb entry and we are confident of winning an award from Think quest.
Hi all, I'm Cynthia Chika. I'm Nigerian and I reside in Ikoyi, Lagos State. I am a high school graduate awaiting my final examination results.
I have a strong inclination for writing and researching and also I developed web designing skills by attending a computer course at a reputable computer school. In my spare time, I like to write especially poems, and I have written a lot of award winning articles.
My Think quest experience was in stages:
Team formation: One morning at school, I was getting ready for a paper, when I heard the announcement about Think quest being made, I made up my mind to participate this year, because I tried last year but couldn't. I got home and spoke with my cousin and she was interested as she also heard about it. Then we went in search of coaches through Pinet Informatics Nigeria.
Choosing the topic:- At first we didn't have any topic in mind until we thought about something colourful, it then dawned on me that there was a competition which I missed that had the topic, Theme of colour, then I suggested that we should use it. To our surprise, we had a lot of materials at our disposal.
Registration and setbacks:- We encountered lots of problems during the course of registration. At first, we had a problem with our team id C0130844, where we mistook the first zero for the alphabet o. It was then that I found out that the helpdesk was so useful as they helped us rectify the problem.
After registration, we were told that our coach was ineligible. We really did not lose hope, and to our surprise, we received a message telling us that we had another chance to be in the competition again, if we found another coach within a specified time. Then we found Rita Amoroso, who gave us all her assistance and advice.
Entry Creation:- At first it was all smooth and we were having fun, until we got to know that we needed permission for all articles we were to use for the creation. We then tried hard and got it. We had fun in between as we arranged times to meet, and at such times we used part of it for fun and the rest for work. My team mate Stella, who also happens to be my cousin, was so good in content research, she knew just the right things to get and she gave her assistance in the areas of web design she was conversant with.
In the end, it was all good. Things went as planned. All gratitude goes to God almighty, my parents for providing the accessories necessary, and to my team mate and to my dear coaches That showed us many advices while we are making the site