My CyberCamp Experience

About Me  |  Telling the Story  |  People I Admire |  Dream Vacation  |  Personal Goals |  Hopes for the Future 

About Me:                                                                                                                                                                        I wish to be a singer and actress, basically I want to be a full time entertainer. I really know what I want to do in life and how I want to do it. The problem is that I can't really grasp my chance at fame. I want to be the best at what I'm going to do in life. I am a 13 year-old entrepreneur. I know what I want and I'm going to get it one way or another.

 

This is the PowerPoint exercise we did in class: PowerPoint.ppt

 

Telling the story:

 Nelly was born Cornell Haynes Jr.

Nelly stayed on top of the charts for seven weeks with his first single. Nelly is a part of Universal records family. Nelly's album was premiered in 2000. He has never ceased to amaze us.                                                                         

Here are a few of his Chart toppers:

1)Hot in here                 

2)EI

3)Country Grammar

4)Ride with me

5)Mid West Swing

6)Dilema

 

People I Admire: The people I admire are my mom and all singers and rappers who do what they do because they love it (not for the money). I respect and honor people who do things for our country and world but that's not what I want to do in my life so I have to admire someone that is in the range of what and who I want to be. Aaliyah is one of the singers I admire the most.  Her tragic death made me understand that life is short so you have to reach your goals while your alive.

Dream Vacation: My dream vacation is to go the Caribbean and taste food that I never tasted before and spend a whole week have fun. I want to have fun and meet new people and hang-out with someone from the Caribbean and learn how they spend their day. I  want to go to Jamaica with my friends and go to the beach and meet new friends. My dream vacation is ordering room service, having someone wait on me hand and foot. I want to go to parties every night and hang on the beach everyday (without my mom looking over my shoulder).  My dream vacation could possibly happen because I'm trust worthy enough to be trusted to do these things because I have good judgment.  We are going to Montego Bay, Jamaica. We are staying in a hotel called Starfish Trelawny Beach. It is set along  on a sandy beach. The hotel has a total of 350 rooms, including 40 spacious ground-level  cottage rooms, each appointed with king, double, or twins beds, air conditioning, and lots of other things. I found the tickets through Yahoo Travel. The tickets came up to $2820.80 and it left us with $1179.20 to spend on food and shopping. The reason why I got the tickets so cheap is because I am a member at Yahoo and I signed up for cheap tickets.

Something that I was really interested in and researched are the pineapples that are native to the Caribbean. I  learned  that Christopher Columbus first encountered  pineapples in the Caribbean in November of 1493 on his second voyage to the Caribbean. He was on the island of Guadeloupe. Nearby were piles of freshly gathered vegetable and fruits including pineapples .The sailors ate the fruit and then recorded the curious new fruit. The fruit had an abrasive segmented exterior like a pinecone and a firm interior pulp like an apple. Therefore the name is pine-apple.   A recipe I like is the following.

 

Pineapple Filled with Pineapple Ice Cream and Meringue

  • 4 miniature pineapples (each about 1 1/4 pounds) or 2 (3-pound)pineapples, halved lengthwise, cored, and the flesh cut out and reserved for pineapple ice-cream, leaving 1/4-inch thick shells

  • About 2 quarts pineapple ice cream or sorbet

  • 4 large egg whites, at room temperature

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar

  • Confectioners' sugar, for sifting over the meringue

1)Pat the pineapple shells dry with paper towels and  freeze them, wrapped in plastic wrap for 1 hour

2)Pack the shells with ice cream, mounding the ice cream and smoothing the surface, and freeze the filled pineapples, covered in plastic wrap, for at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours.

3)In a metal bowl  combine the egg whites and granulated sugar, set the bowl over a pan of simmering water, and stir the mixture until sugar is dissolved.

4)Remove the bowl from the heat and with an electric mixer beat the meringue until it holds stiff glossy peaks.

5)Working quickly, cover the ice cream in each pineapple with a smooth layer of meringue.

6)Transfer the remaining meringue to a pastry bag fitted with a small star tip and pipe it decoratively over the pineapples.

7)Sift the confectioners' sugar lightly over the meringue, broil the pineapples in batches if necessary on a baking sheet under a preheated broiler about 4 inches from the heat for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until the meringue is golden, and serve immediately.

Yeild:8  servings

Prep time: 5 hours 15 minutes

Cook time:15 minutes

Country: Jamaica
Size - comparative to a U.S. city or state: 4,243 square miles slightly smaller than Connecticut.
Bordering Countries: none
Flag Description: diagonal cross divides the flag into 4 triangles green black
.Climate and Weather: tropical hot humid temperate interior
.Natural Resources: bauxite, gypsum, limestone
Population Estimates: 2,665,636
. Major Ethnic Groups and Percentages: black 90.9%, East Indian 1.3% white .2% Chinese .2% mixed
.Average Income. Major Religions: Protestant, Seventh-Day Adventist, Pentecostal, Church of God, Baptist, Anglican, Methodist, United Church, Brethren, Jehovah's Witness, Movarian, Roman Catholic
.Languages: English, Creole
.Independence (when? from what country?).: August 6, 1962 (from UK)
 Major Holidays: Independence Day; the first Monday in August
.Exports: Alumina, bauxite, sugar, banana, rum  Imports : Machinery transport equipment, construction materials, fuel, food, chemicals, fertilizers
.Currency.: JMD (Jamaican Dollar)
 Currency Exchange Rate: 1 JMD = $0.45 in the US

 

Personal goals: My personal goals are to go to Georgetown University.  I would like to go to Georgetown because it is a good college and many people grow up and succeed in life by going there. I also want to go to Georgetown because if I go there I will be able to stay at home. I think that maybe after the freshman year I will transfer to another college. The reason this is one of my personal goals because I don't think that I will be ready to leave home directly after high school. I have researched and found requirements and things about being on Georgetown campus.

 National Universities–Doctoral, 23
Overall score: 80.0
Academic reputation score (5.0=highest): 4.0
Graduation and retention rank: 13
Freshman retention rate: 96%
2000 graduation rate:
   -predicted: 85%
   -actual: 92%
    over performance (+)/underperformance (-): +7
Faculty resources rank: 44
Classes with under 20 students (2000): 59%
Classes with 50 or more students (2000): 9%
Student/faculty ratio (2000): 10/1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2000): 87%
Student selectivity rank: 16
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2000): 1280- 1450
Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class (2000): 78%
Acceptance rate (2000): 22%
Financial resources rank: 25
Alumni giving rank: 26
Average alumni giving rate (2000): 30%

Majors offered:
accounting, American government, American studies, Arab studies, Arabic, arts/music/theatre, biochemistry, biochemistry/molecular biology, biology, business administration, cell biology, chemistry, Chinese, classics, communication/culture/technology, comparative literature, computer science, culture/politics, demography, economics, English, finance, foreign service, French, German, German/European studies, government, health physics, history, history/diplomacy, interdisciplinary studies, international business, international economics, international history, international political economy, international politics, Italian, Japanese, Latin American studies, liberal studies, linguistics, management, marketing, mathematics, medieval studies, microbiology/immunology, national security studies, neuroscience, nursing, pathology, pharmacology, philosophy, physics, physiology/biophysics, political economy, Portuguese, psychology, public policy, regional/comparative studies, Russian, Russian/east European studies, sociology, Spanish, teaching English as a second language/bilingual education, technology/international affairs, theology, tumor biology, women's studies Minors and miscellaneous programs:
Minors offered in most majors. Individualized concentrations offered.

Special Requirements
General education/core curriculum required? Yes
Minor required for: Not required
Physical education requirement? No
Religion/theology courses required? Yes Class Size
Fewer than 20 students: 59%
20 to 50 students: 32%
More than 50 students: 9% AP and IB Credit
Advanced Placement tests may be used for: Credit and/or placement
Scores accepted: 4 or higher
Restrictions: N/A International Baccalaureate exams may be used for: N/A Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate: 87%
Five-year graduation rate: 91%
Average six-year graduation rate: 91%

Georgetown is a Roman Catholic university, the religious atmosphere is by no means oppressive. Just over half of the undergraduates are Catholic, but all faiths are respected and practiced on campus. There are no fraternities or sororities, but Washington offers unsurpassed cultural resources, ranging from the museums of the Smithsonian to the Kennedy Center. For anyone interested in discovering the world, Georgetown offers an outstanding menu of choices.

 

Hopes for the future:   My hopes for the future is to become a singer I love to sing and I think that I am very good at it. I do not want to sing for the money I want to sing because I  love to sing and I want people to hear my voice. I have researched and found a lot about the career I would like to be in.

 What the job is like: The life of a rock musician is not a quiet one. Many jobs are in New York, Los Angeles, or Nashville. These cities are where entertainment and record studios are most often found. Rock musicians record songs and music videos in sound studios. They also appear "live" on radio and television. Rock musicians and groups often go on concert tours to big cities in the U.S. They sometimes perform in major cities around the world. This requires a lot of travel. They often perform at night and on weekends. All this can be tiring. Rock musicians most often work indoors, but some may perform in outdoor concerts. The many hot lights used on stage can be uncomfortable. Rock music is very loud and causes hearing loss. There can be danger from fans who become excited. Also, rock stars may be around people who use drugs.

Preparing for the job: To be a rock musician, you must have natural music talent. People who become musicians often learn an instrument at an early age. School choirs and musicals provide good early vocal training. Also, rock musicians can gain good practice playing in a school community band, or with a group of friends. It helps to grab every chance to appear in front of others. You may be able to perform at weddings or other events. Although voice training helps most singers, including rock musicians, creating or copying a popular style of music is likely to determine the success of a band. Rock musicians have to be able to go on stage in front of lots of people.


 

Created July 2002 at the CyberCamp, Founders Library, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059