My first feelings on ThinkQuest were, Oh cool we are going to make a web site. Ive made one before, but still making a web site for a contest would be fun. Our gateway group was split up in two, I was in the computer group. The other one was Marine Biology.
Sooner or later we all got off on another topic, the Shenandoah National Park. We had to get rid of one person. That was pretty easy. That person didnt do any homework assignments.
Our team began our study by reading Grandpas Mountain, a fiction based on the story of H.M. Cliser. After that we interviewed the Perdues from UVA. They work in the Anthropology department. After the interview with the Perdues I was feeling pretty proud because I just met someone important. That was neat. A while after we interviewed the Perdues we invited Carolyn Reeder to come to our school to do presentations for the 3-5 grades. During our interview time I felt inspired by what Carolyn Reeder said. She told us about a WW2 book, Fosters War. It sounds like a good book to read. Mrs. Carolyn Reeder also told us about her books: Grandpas Mountain, Across the Lines, Moonshiners Son, and Fosters War. Also Mrs. Reeder showed us her scrapbook with all of her pictures. They were pretty awesome.
When we went to the Lamberts house in Luray I was feeling proud to go all this way with my team. It was a long trip and I was kind of nervous. When we got there I was relieved. Our interview was a pleasant talk with them. When they asked us if we wanted a tour of the cabin they were making for the Appalachian Trail Club. When they said that my heart flew out in joy. I was so excited. After we saw the cabin we said, Goodbye. Thank you. I was so jumpy. When got back home I was wiped out. The other days of ThinkQuest were exciting because we were so close to March 14. ThinkQuest has been a blast! Ive changed so much. Ive also learned a lot!
This page was created by the Red Hill Elementary ThinkQuest 2001 Team.
This page was last updated on March 13, 2001.