1997 Phase III DO-IT Scholars


1997 Participants

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


Phase III Scholars Phase III Scholars continue their involvement in DO-IT electronic communications as they prepare to go to college. Throughout the year they continue to communicate with Scholars, Ambassadors, and Mentors via the Internet and participate in DO-IT activities, projects, and internships.


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Jesse


My name is Jesse. I live in North Dakota and will be a freshman at the University of North Dakota 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. I was an Intern in Summer Study '97.


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Bror


Hi, my name is Bror. I'm 18 years old. I have a learning disability and plan to attend North Idaho Communicty College this winter. 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 state. 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 love working on computers. Internet access gives me the tools to explore my interests in computer music and the sciences. I worked in the DO-IT camps this summer and as an Intern at Summer Study.


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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. My interests are biology, algebra, and computers. Since I was a kid, I've always been curious to find out how things work. 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 20 years old. 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 will be a sophomore at Central Washington University this fall.


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Michael


I am Michael from Washington. I am going to Highline Community College this fall. 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 participatde in at school were a club called Earth Corp and the varsity swimming team. 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; although I may be in Michigan soon. I attended Boise State University this past year but plan to transfer to a university in Michigan. I have Cerebral Palsy and use a wheelchair. My hobbies are bumming rides from people, hanging out, and, of course, using the Internet. DO-IT has been a really good experience for me. This summer I was an Intern in Summer Study.


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Aimee


Hello. My name is Aimee. I am 18 and have a learning disability. 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 donšt get to do that a lot. I am currently attending a trade school.


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Shawn


Hi, I am Shawn from Washington state. I will be attending Big Bend Community College this fall. I'm quadriplegic and use a wheelchair. I hope 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 on the World Wide Web. DO-IT is the best thing going. I was an Intern at Summer Study this year.


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Jeremy


My name is Jeremy. I live in Washington state. I like computers and to work on cars. I like sports. This fall I'm going to take classes at Spokane Falls Community College. I have a brain injury from a bicycle accident.


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Carly


My name is Carly. I am 18 years old and graduated high school in 1996. I have a physical disability called arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. AMC is a muscle and joint condition. Because my wrists are turned under it is painful for me to use the mouse with my hand. I have learned how to use my foot instead. I still type with my hands though. I also use voice recognition software called Dragon Dictate when my hands hurt too much to type. I run an online support group for people with disabilities and I am also working as a Webmaster for our new family business, Custom Computers. I plan to go to college in the future.


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Bridget


My name is Bridget and I'll be a freshman this fall at Whitman College. I'm hearing impaired and my interests include genetics, medicine, chemistry, and evolution. I 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.


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Matthew


My name is Matthew. I will be attending the University of Washington and working in the Adaptive Technology Lab this fall. 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 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, I collect and play Magic: The Gathering; and I'm a big Star Trek fan. I was an Intern at Summer Study '97. That's basically me.


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Janny


Hi, my name is Jannette. I am from Tacoma, Washington. I will be a freshman at Arizona State University this fall. I am very active in the choir and travelled to the '96 Heritage Festival in San Francisco! We also sang 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. 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 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 also enjoy computers. I will be a freshman at Rogue Community College. 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 knowledge I need to continue my education after high school.


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Rachel


Hi! My name is Rachel. My disabilities are end-stage renal failure and hearing loss. I'm now recovering from a kidney transplant. I'm in DO-IT because of my interest in biology. Other subjects I enjoy are English, reading, and psychology. I will be a freshman at Columbia Basin Community College in the Tri-Cities area this fall. 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!