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Why Do People Use Mind Altering Substances (Senior Project) - Kyndra
My project I think helped my audience understand the importance and reality of the different types of addictions and the way they can affect them and even the people around them. They seemed really interested in my presentation, because of all the different questions they had asked. I'm really happy with how my presentation went and how the audience responded to the play and the information given. I feel as if they'll have more of an understanding of people with addiction and be more aware of the right steps to take to help an addict. My project was a huge success is my eyes and the reflections I got from my presentation just confirmed to me that I did a very good job. Over all I am very proud of myself and the way this turned out, I wouldn't change a single thing.
Lego Physics Project - Brendan
Jonathan M. -
Final Car 1st attempt 20.67 Feet, 3.62 feet per second Time 5.71 seconds
Final Car 2nd attempt 18.92 Feet, 4.1 Feet per second Time 4.65 seconds
Final Car 3rd attempt 20.2 Feet, 4.38 Feet per second Time 4.61 seconds
Average - 19.93 Feet, 4.03 Feet per second, Time 4.99 seconds
Brendan A. -
Final Car 1st attempt 22.83 Feet, 4.04 Feet per second Time 5.65 seconds
Final Car 2nd attempt 20.91 Feet, 4.2 Feet per second, Time 4.98 seconds
Final Car 3nd attempt 21.83 Feet, 4.04 Feet per second Time 5.4 seconds
Average - 21.86 Feet, 4.1 Feet per second, Time 5.34 seconds
Micheal M. -
Final Car 1st attempt 22.67 Feet, 4.21 Feet per second Time 5.39 seconds
Final Car 2nd attempt 20 Feet, 3.62 Feet per second Time 5.53 seconds
Final Car 3rd attempt 20.58 Feet, 4.08 Feet per second Time 5.05 seconds
Average - 21.08 Feet, 3.97 Feet per second, Time 5.32 seconds
And my car ended up doing the best overall, but Jonathan's though it did the worse overall holds the record for the highest speed and longest time, but the speed thing was likely inaccurate, if you look at the results the cars that went longer also went slower because of the time it takes to slow down, we should have timed it to a specific point like a quarter mile on a drag strip to get a more accurate representation of the speed, but we didn't and we don't really have time to do it now. So now i'll talk about some of the design choices i specifically made, One of the design choices most of us made is a spoiler which did help the cars stay balanced and not just curve off which most cars without them did, we did later learn from Doug that it helps control the wind, so the wind will push it back and forth from both sides rather then just from one and I also designed my car like an F1 because of how Aerodynamic they are which i feel gave me a pretty big advantage especially with how far I went I will also say the fact that my car was back heavy helped with how far it went so it would have an extra boost at the bottom of the ramp, Jonathan's car went the least distance because of how front heavy it was it lost the boost faster and didn't do as well after the ramp because of this, and Micheal's car went as far as it did because of the fact that it was middle heavy making it the best in just a flat track because it has a good center of gravity, but it also lacks any type of advantage going on the ramp which is why we called his car just average. I think that in conclusion if you get rid of a lot of variables such as weight and the wheels aerodynamics weight distribution and all of that stuff matter a lot, but if you don't the person who gets the heaviest car with the only set of wheels we had that was really good would easily win without competition because on the downhill those things specifically I think under these circumstances mattered a lot more then weight distribution and aerodynamics.
KEY CLUB CORNER
Key Club is a large student organization within DREAM, so we want to provide updates on its happenings. Update courtesy of Amy, Key Club Editor.
Key club has finished off the year with a successful penny wars! We raised $200.17 to be sent to Pennies for Patients for children with Leukemia. Michaela’s advisory has won for the second year in a row, and everyone is even more determined to win next year! Now all that’s left is preparing for next year’s key club, and we hope to have a lot of new members!
KUDOS for KIDS
Projects, Presentations, and Productivity Oh My!
WHERE THEY ARE NOW
This month's featured Alum is Ashleigh Parker!
I am working for Dominium (apartment company) as a caretaker. I learned so much at Dream but one thing that Doug said that has always stuck with me and is very true and I found to help me a lot is “it’s not always what you know it’s who you know” meeting people in the community will ALWAYS be beneficial, try and get your name out there as much as you can no matter what you’re doing because then when you need help or are looking for connections someone you were nice to or someone you helped somewhere will remember you and help you out. With that, be nice and do volunteer work around your community. You meet awesome people who are passionate about the same things you are and they can help you get your foot in the door in places you apply for work. (This answer also works for advice) Still one of my favorite projects was my senior project with comedy, I found what kind of comedy I like and what I like doing. And my Deer hunting project because I learned a lot about the population of deer and how hunting actually helps and is a very good thing so deer are not over populated. More advice... be nice to the staff at Dream because being a jerk will get you NO WHERE! I know that first hand!
DREAM Technical Academy has a School Advisory Council that meets once a month on the second Monday evening at 6:30pm at the school. Their mission is to provide guidance and direction for the school. The Advisory Council consists of 50% of DREAM staff and 50% of DREAM parents, community members, and a student. Our parent representatives can bring your input to the Advisory Council or direct it specifically to a staff member.