Phase II 1996 DO-IT Scholars


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1996 Participants

Jesse | Bror | CJ | Jeffrey | Wes | Michael
Jorja | Aimee | Shawn | Matt | Jeremy | Carly
Bridget | Matthew | Janny | Bill | Todd | Rachel
| Priscilla


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Jesse

My name is Jesse. I live in Fessenden, North Dakota and will be a senior at Fessenden High School this year. Some of my interests are computer graphic and sound design, and the Internet. Some fun stuff I like are biking, cross country skiing, listening to and playing rock with my guitar, and playing computer games like Doom.


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Bror

Hi, my name is Bror. I'm 17 years old, the second child of four. I have a learning disability. I heard about the DO-IT program through my math and science teachers. It sounded like a lot of fun and it is a lot of fun. I like all sports.


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CJ

My name is CJ and I am from Washington. I have Attention Deficit Disorder with some learning disabilities in English and spelling. I enjoy math, astronomy, playing my guitar, exploring music on the computer, bike riding, swimming, and roller skating. I'm firmly into the computer industry and love working on computers. Internet access gives me the tools to explore my interests in computer music and the sciences.


Jeffrey

My name is Jeffrey and I live in Washington. I have Psoriatic Arthritis; it affects both my skin and joints. I have very limited range of motions and strength, and I'm sensitive to both extreme hot and cold weather conditions. My interests are biology, algebra, and computers. Since I was a kid, I've always been curious to find out how both living things and machines work. When not engaged in academics, I enjoy playing video games and collecting comics. Having a computer is great!! It assists me in my education and provides fun at the same time. I love it!


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Wes

My name is Wes. I am 19 years old and am very active. I would like to pursue computer animation as a career. In my spare time I like to hang out with my friends, draw, listen to music, play video games, and take walks. I am quadriplegic and use a wheelchair. I reside in Washington with my father, stepmother, and five sisters. I also have a stepbrother who is married, with a son. I enjoyed the DO-IT summer study at the University of Washington.


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Michael

I am Michael from Washington. I am going to be a senior in high school next year. I have a hidden disability called Dyslexia. I hope to become an architect, carpenter, or go into the Department of Fish and Wildlife. I like basketball, soccer, most all other sports, building, and fishing. The activities that I participate in at school are a club called Earth Corp and the swimming team (varsity, of course). I think that the DO-IT program is a wonderful opportunity to communicate with many different people.


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Jorja

I'm Jorja and I live in Boise, Idaho. I graduated from high school in June and will be attending Boise State University this fall. I have Cerebral Palsy and use a wheelchair. DO-IT has been a really good experience for me. I had a really wonderful time at the DO-IT Summer Study program. My hobbies are bumming rides from people, hanging out, and, of course, using the Internet.


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Aimee

Hello. My name is Aimee and I have a learning disability. I'm 17 years old, and I really love getting to know other people. I think email is the most wonderful thing since the low-fat candy bar. I am diabetic. I like to write letters, read just about anything (besides school work), write poetry, sing, and have a social life, even though I don't get to do that a lot. I have three younger sisters and two half sisters who are older than me. I have three step dads and a step mom.


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Shawn

Hi, I am Shawn from Washington state. I will be a senior in high school next year. I'm quadriplegic and use a wheelchair. I hope go to college and to become a computer designer. My hobbies include sports, computer, music, and reading. I think the Internet is one of the neatest things the computer industry has made yet. You can learn a whole lot in the World Wide Web. DO-IT is the best thing going.


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Matt

My name is Matt. My disability is deafness. On my right ear I hear 50% with my hearing aid on. I just graduated and am enrolled at Pierce College for one year to learn electronic engineering. Then I will transfer to Gallaudett University in Washington, DC for maybe four years of general education, and then transfer to Georgetown University for a Ph.D. in electronic engineering. I've been playing baseball for all my life and swimming for the last three years in high school. You all can call me "lewy" because it is my nickname.


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Jeremy

My name is Jeremy. I live in Washington. I like computers and to work on cars. I like sports. Next school year I'm going to start taking an electronic engineering technology class in Spokane. I have a brain injury from a bicycle accident.


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Carly

My name is Carly. I am 17 years old and graduated from high school in Oregon in June. I have arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, or AMC. I use a regular computer keyboard with my hands and use a mouse with my foot. I plan to go to a community college in Portland or The Dalles, Oregon and study graphic design.


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Bridget

My name is Bridget and I'll be a senior this fall in Washington. I'm hearing impaired and my interests include genetics, medicine, chemistry, and evolution. I just love to swim, travel, and work with animals. DO-IT is making me aware of how to prepare for college and what kind of disability-related issues to be thinking of. It's a great way to meet people and learn important things that we might not be aware of.


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Matthew

My name is Matthew. I'm a high school senior in Washington state. I have a disability called Epidermolysis Hysica. I don't make enough of a thing called collagen that helps hold skin cells together. I get blisters easily. I use a wheelchair. I like computers and physical science. I like learning about how the universe was created. But my love is computers. I want to design software for Nintendo or Microsoft. I like to play video and computer games, collect and play Magic: The Gathering, and I'm a big Star Trek fan. That's basically me.


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Janny

Hi, my name is Jannette. I am from Tacoma, Washington. In the fall I will be a senior at Lakes High School. I am very active in the choir there and had the opportunity to travel to the '96 Heritage Festival in San Francisco! We also had the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at Candlestick Park. That was a blast! Besides singing, I love to go camping with my older sister and parents. During the school year I attend the Running Start program which allows high school students to earn college credits. Running Start is a neat experience for me and it gives me a taste of the real world. In my spare time, I love to make jewelry for my friends and family. The DO-IT program is a ton of fun!


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Bill

My name is Bill and I live in Oregon with my mom, dad, and a dog named Chester Manly. I have Cerebral Palsy and very limited use of my left hand. Luckily, I discovered that I can still do many things. I raise pigs, ride horses, go tubing behind the boat, and ride four wheelers at the Oregon Dunes. My biggest interest is in animal science, and I am particularly interested in the great apes and zoo vet science. I have also always enjoyed computers. DO-IT has given me the opportunity to have a wonderful computer at home (which helps me tremendously with school work!), and has opened the door to the world through the Internet. My DO-IT summer experiences help me gain the help and knowledge I need to continue my education after high school.


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Todd

My name is Todd and I am a quadriplegic. I attend RCH Technical Institute. In September I will graduate with my A.A. in computer programming. After school I plan to get a job and maybe go to night school. My hobbies include programming, talking, and being very active in the social scene. Oh! I am 18 years old.


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Rachel

Hi! My name is Rachel. I will be a senior in high school in Washington state. My disabilities are end-stage renal failure and hearing loss. I'm in DO-IT because of my interest in biology. Other subjects I enjoy are English, reading, psychology, and history. Having a computer and access to the Internet helps me research and explore career options. I'm very glad to be a part of DO-IT. It's been an experience I will never forget!


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Priscilla

My name is Priscilla. I'm 18 years old and graduated from high school last spring. I'm going to a community college in the state of Washington this fall. I have Cerebral Palsy and it affects all of my limbs. The adaptive technologies that I use are a large print program and a voice activation program, Dragon Dictate, which types what I speak into a microphone headset. It took a lot of patience to train it to recognize my voice. DO-IT has given me several opportunities to demonstrate my computer system at conferences--one in Washington, DC! I love to surf the Internet, find library resources, and receive email from my friends.