| Aleecia Nocifera
I am 9 years old and I am in the 3rd grade.I attend OHDELA online school. I like to sew,knit,watch movies and listen to music on my MP3 player. In the spring I like to plant gardens with different kinds of flowers. My favorite thing to do is play my XBOX with my friends. I enjoyed working on this project because I love animals and when I grow up I would like to be a veterinarian. I want to help heal all the hurt animals in the world. While doing research on this project I have learned many things like what a puppy mills is and what they do to the animals and I feel it is not fair to abuse them like that and make money from the puppies. I also learned that by having the animals spayed and neutered it will help the pet overpopulation. I hope everyone enjoys are website and helps the animals because they really need our help. This project has been very fun and educational and I am glad I had the chance to do it and work with Kayne and Mrs.Spencer.
| Kayne Spieker
I am 8 years old. I have attended OHDELA school since I was 5. I have one older brother and one younger sister. In the winter I play basketball on a team and in the spring I play baseball. Some of my other interests include perler beads,movies,fishing,and especially video/computer games. My older brother and I enjoy playing PS3 together. My favorite game is Mario. I enjoy watching all kinds of wildlife in our backyard. We have wild turkeys, deer, bunnies, raccoons,birds and squirrels.
I enjoyed working on this project, knowing I was helping an important cause. I learned the importance of spay and neutering your pets. We need to spread the word so that people will take responsibility for there pets. I was very surprised what happens in puppy mills and hope that through education we can put a stop to them. Animals cannot speak for themselves, so we need to speak for them.
I have learned a lot about creating a website and the importance of team work.
I am the gifted coordinator at OHDELA,Ohio Distance and Electronic Learning Academy,and have been lucky to have the opportunity to work with five ThinkQuest teams during 2010-2011 school year comprised of students in grade 2 through grade 8. I started teaching in 1994 and have been involved with gifted education for thirteen years in a variety of rolls: gifted liaison,gifted center teacher,gifted resource teacher,and gifted coordinator. I was searching for a unique forum that would suit the needs of our gifted learners at OHDELA and found ThinkQuest to be the perfect opportunity for us. I have loved seeing students at various grade levels move through the competition process with the opportunity to use their varied strengths and talents to complete the tasks. This process has helped students to develop communication skills,critical thinking ability,problem solving,and leadership which are invaluable skills for sucess in the global technological society of today. I am very excited that the students will have a lasting digital media product that they can continue to develop. I can't say enough about the ThinkQuest competition process and the unique experience it has provided to our gifted students at OHDELA and look forward to competing again next year.