About our Team
is Keri and this is my third year working on ThinkQuest. I am a seventh grader.
I play volleyball, softball, and run cross country. I also play the piano and
do debate. I dressed as Elizabeth for the photograph. The pages I wrote include
Holocaust Denial, Hidden Children, Treblinka, Deportation, and Reasons for the
The most rewarding part of this experience was going to the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh and researching our topic. There were many interesting photographs and pieces that further enhanced my learning.
My name is Sean and this is
my second year working on Thinkquest. I am a seventh grader and I play basketball,
volleyball, soccer, and run cross-country. I play the trumpet and am a member
in my school band, English Festival, forensics, and debate team. Boy scouting
is another one of my interests. I dressed as Abraham for the photograph. The
pages I wrote include Hitler, Schlinder, Mr. Sittsamer, and our site’s
The most interesting aspect of working on this site was meeting the Holocaust survivors at a writing workshop and hearing their life experiences. They helped me to realize that although I sometimes think my problems are great, they are nothing compared to what others have experienced in their lifetimes.
My name is
Anna. I am in the seventh grade and this is my third year as a participant in
Thinkquest. I play volleyball, basketball, lacrosse, and run cross-country.
I am involved in debate, History Day, English Festival, Girl Scouts, and play
violin in an orchestra. I obtained graphics, backgrounds, and built some of
the pages for Voices from the Past: The Holocaust. I wrote the Epilogue, Bergen-Belsen,
Heinrich Himmler, the Warsaw Ghetto, and part of the timeline. I dressed as
Sarah in the picture. The most interesting aspect of this project for me was
having Mr. Sittsamer come to our school.
My name is George and I am a seventh grader. This is my third year working on Thinkquest. I did most of the programming aspects of this Web site, including learning new HTML codes. I also taught the other team members how to use Dreamweaver MX, which we used in building our site. I dressed as Peter for our photograph. I play soccer and volleyball. I participate in forensics.
My name is Katie Beth
and I am in eighth grade. This was my second year participating in Thinkquest.
Our Web site is dedicated to all those victims of the Holocaust and of other
types of discriminations. This topic really opened my eyes to the many injustices
of our world, especially in the past. It was amazing to me that people could
be so cruel and mean-spirited. It was incredibly sad topic, but I learned so
very much. I dressed as Rachel for the picture, and wrote Nuremberg Trials,
Liberation, Dachau, and Josef Mengele.
I also participate in many other activities including forensics, debate, violin, figure skating, volleyball and Girl Scouts.
Mrs. D, the social studies teacher at our school, and it has certainly has been
a pleasure learning with my students about the Holocaust survivors in our city
and of their life experiences. We traveled to a writing workshop and visited
the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. To inform the entire middle school of the
experiences incurred by a Holocaust survivor, Mr. Sittsamer, was invited to
our school to speak to the students. His tale was certainly heart-rending as
well as reflective.
We recently had a technology revamping in our computer room over the summer last year which made the constructing of the site very maneuverable. We finally were able to work on more than one computer at the same time thanks for Ms. Pfister and Angelo. Special thanks go to our pastor who made sure the finances were available.
Hey, it’s been fun and we’re finally done!
My name is Ms. Pfister.
This is my first year at St. Gabriel School as computer teacher and with being
involved with Thinkquest. To say the least, I was surprised at the amount of
work that goes into to the creation of this site. I was also astounded by the
research, writing, and computer capabilities of my students. They have done
an amazing job.
The most meaningful of this project was meeting and listening to survivors of the Holocaust speak. Often we see the history as events in the past we look at, learn about, and then move on with life. However, when you meet someone who has lived through the Holocaust you cannot just move on, this event becomes real and effects your thinking about past, present, and future events. I am grateful for this learning experience which has helped me to learn so much.