My CyberCamp Experience


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



 About Me


     Hello to anyone or everyone reading this.  My name is Sean S.  I was born on January 10th, 1989 in Arlington, VA.  One of my special interests is basketball.  I play basketball for my school team, St. Francis de Sales, and my AAU team, MD Panthers.  One of my most memorable events in my life was when I read a poem to my Grandmother, Grace, on her 75th b-day party.  My favorite NBA team now is the New York Knicks.  My favorite basketball player is Allan Houston.
  Picture of Allan Houston




Telling the Story

   One of the most famous Traditional African Griots is Toumani Diabate.  His storytelling had a jazz/flamenco style.  Diabate was born in 1965.  He began his apprenticeship at the age of 5, & made his first public performance at 13 with the Koulikoro Ensemble.  In 1983, Diabate toured Gabon & France, along with the terrific female jail singer, Kandia Kouyate'.  In 1987, he he broke into the international concert scene at 21 years of age.  He toured Europe, giving 50 concerts in Great Britain alone in 1988.

People I Admire

 One of the rappers I admire is Sean " Jay-Z" Carter.  He's a rapper that speaks from his mind.  I feel he's one the greatest rappers of all time. He came from a tough childhood and succeeded in the music industry.

Picture of Jay-Z

I also admire Michael Jordan of the Washington Wizards.  He's the most determined basketball player I've ever witnessed in my life.  With myself being a big fan of of basketball, I feel he made the biggest impact on NBA.

Picture of Michael Jordan

Another person I admire is Mohandas Gandhi.  He was a great role models for leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr.  He also lived his life with peace and non-violence instead of bloodshed.  He helped India go back to its original ways.  If it weren't for Gandhi, people like MLK wouldn't have made such an impact on our civil right.


Dream Vacation

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 U.S.

A famous recipe is the Jamaican beef patty.

Jamaican Beef Patties

What you will Need for the Patty filing:
 2 lbs minced beef
 bread crumbs
 hot pepper or cayenne pepper
 salt to taste

As you can see through this pictures I found on, you can see that Jamaica is a tropical area full of clean, blue water, & pretty land.



Personal Goals

One of the colleges I would like to attend is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  I've loved their basketball team since I was a baby, and I hope to play for their basketball team when I reach college.  If I'm not able to play basketball for them, I would like to own a business.  UNC has programs for manager development. 

I hope to play in the NBA, but if that doesn't work out, I would like to own a business that makes video games.  For this to happen, I would have to major in engineering, and it would take 4 to 5 years to get a college degree.  


Hopes for the Future

I want to make sure kids in the Metropolitan (Washington, Maryland, Virginia) area have extra curriculum activities after school.  I would like have different camps for kids after school, such as basketball, tutoring, etc.


Here is a PowerPoint presentation I did in class.  powerpoint.ppt 




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