My CyberCamp Experience

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

About Me

My name is Nia. I am 13 years old and I'm in the 8 grade. I was born on January 5,1989  in Washington D.C. but I live in Maryland. In my spare time I like to swim and dance. One memorable event that happened in my family was when my great grand mother died. The whole family was so sad. It was a tragedy and I don't think the family will ever forget that moment.


Telling The Story

I did research on Jacob Lawrence.

 He was a painter. In his art he told what it was like in black life and in black history. His work began when he moved to New York and took free art classes. An interesting fact is that when he was 23 years old, one of his series, "Migration,'' was featured in a major downtown exhibition.  "Migration" told about the black exodus from the South to the North.  


The one person I admire is my mother. My mother has always been there for me when I needed her. She is the rock that holds me together. When I have a bad day,  I can run to her and she will solve all my problems. She knows when I'm sad; she knows when I'm happy. Even though she is a single mothe, she does a good job being a mother and a father. I know it's hard, but she pulls it through and keeps a positive attitude. I love her very much and I know she loves me too.


Dream Vacation

Jamaica is a great place to just hang out at if you need to go away and want to be alone. The weather is great even when it's December it's like 87 degrees there. The currency exchange there is good because in the U.S. 1.00 is worth 48.01 in Jamaica. I would love to go there one day because I know I would have a good time.


Here is a Jamaican recipe that I like.



Islanders love to cook outdoors, just as Americans do.
Yet most cooks in the Caribbean take it as a matter of pride
to make their own spicy marinades rather than just open a bottle of barbe­cue sauce.
This recipe presents one of the best tangy marinades I have found.

2 broiler or fryer chickens
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 garlic cloves, minced 2 shallots, minced 3 tablespoons tomato paste
112 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup wine vinegar
1 large green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried leaf thyme 1 Scotch Bonnet or jalapeno,  finely chopped
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Cut chicken into serving pieces. Melt butter in a medium saucepan.
Add garlic and shallots;
cook until lightly browned. Stir in tomato paste, followed by wine and vinegar.
Add bell pepper, thyme, chili and Worcestershire sauce.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes
Cool to room temperature.
Place chicken in a large shallow pan and pour sauce on top.
Marinate, covered, 2 to 3 hours in refrigerator.
Preheat grill.
Arrange chicken on hot grill and cook, turning pieces often and basting with sauce,
about 20 minutes or until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a knife.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Personal Goals /Howard University

Undergraduate Enrollment
Total full time: 6,095
Total part time: 474
Total men: 2,368
Total women: 4,201

African-American: 87%
Asian-American: 1%
Hispanic: 1%
Native American: N/A
White: N/A
International: 11%

Out-of-state students: 14%
Students who live in campus housing: 57%
Students who live off campus: 44%
Students age 25 and older: 11%
Average age of full-time students: 20
Average age of all undergraduates (full and part time): 20

Fraternity members: 1%
Sorority members: 1%

My personal goal is to Howard University. I want to go to this college because it seems like it's a good school. It seems like the students work hard but also have a good social life to.    


Hopes For The Future

My hopes for the future is to go to college and become a a very successful person. I want to graduate with honors at the top of my class. I want to be a pediatrician because I like kids and it's something I really would like to do.


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