Fifteen score and a few days more ago, our WikiAnswers brought forth on this community, a new contributor, conceived in 1992, and dedicated to the proposition that all questions and answers are created equal.
Let it be known, fair gentlemen and gentleladies, that the history of WikiAnswers will record one of its finest young contributors to be HistoryDork.
And here’s why:
What is your WikiAnswers user name and the history behind it?
My WikiAnswers user name is HistoryDork, because I’ve always liked history. It’s my favorite subject in school, and I always seem to be rattling off random historical facts to my family.
Are you a Floating or Category Supervisor (which categories)?
I am a Category Supervisor of the US Civil War, Founding Fathers, American Revolution, Colonial America and the Battle of Gettysburg.
What is your first name?
My first name is Justin, and I am 17 years old.
Do you have any pets?
Yes. I have three cats, named Salem, Sabrina and Simba.
Where do you live, how long have you lived there and why do you like the area?
I live in Angola, New York, which is about an hour drive south of Buffalo. I moved to Angola from Buffalo when I was 9 years old. I like the area because the school district I’m in now offers more class opportunities such as Advanced Placement courses.
What educational information would you like to share?
I have received a variety of National Awards from the United States Achievement Academy which include the National Science Merit Award, All-American Scholar At-Large and the National Leadership and Service Award. I have been nominated to attend the National Student Leadership Conference, and I have been inducted into the National Honor Society. I also managed to get into a variety of courses at my high school early such as AP US History in my Sophomore year (which is typically reserved for Juniors and Seniors) and I took Government and Economics my Junior year which are both Senior courses. My Junior year I took AP Human Geography, and this year I’m going to be taking US History since 1945 and Sociology, which are courses offered through Niagara University in Niagara Falls, New York.
What are your past and/or present occupations?
As of right now I am not working, preferring to devote most of my time and energy into my school work.
What is/are your key area(s) of knowledge, interests or expertise?
As you’ve probably guessed already my key area of knowledge and interests are in History, especially the Colonial and US Civil War time periods.
Do you have any collections or hobbies?
Along with WikiAnswers, I also belong to The History Channel Club from which I have received a collection of American History Collectors Medallions. I also have a collection of pins I bought when I went to Disney World for Christmas and New Year in 2002 and 2003.
What do you like to do for recreation?
I like to play video games, board games, pinochle, reading and of course contributing anyway I can to WikiAnswers.
What accomplishments are you proud of?
All the awards I have won over the years, becoming a member of the National Honor Society and getting a 4 and 5 respectively on my AP US History and AP Human Geography exams with 5 being the highest score.
What are your special goals or dreams?
My ultimate goal at the moment is to graduate from college and get a job as a high school history teacher.
How would you describe yourself or personality?
In public I am a shy, quiet person and have been called pessimistic on more than one occasion, which I don’t entirely agree with.
What brought you to WikiAnswers?
Originally I found WikiAnswers when I was researching a question I was having difficulty with on my homework.
What kept you coming back to WikiAnswers
When I realized that I knew some of the answers to the questions I came across and found out I could become a member.
What is your favorite WikiAnswers activity?
I don’t have a specific favorite activity on WikiAnswers. I just help out anyway I can – but I guess I do spend a lot of time categorizing and fixing spelling errors in questions and answers.
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