In the past month, multiple students from Horizon Science Academy went to the Museum of Science and Industry to present their projects for the 2018 IJAS regional competition to be able to advance to the state competition. I’ve also went and presented my project that was about creating a module to allow drivers to be able to keep track of the speed limit of a specific street. I’ve made a receiver and transmitter to communicate with each other to be able to send and read signals that distribute the speed limit of that street. Each time you pass by a speed limit sign, the LED on your car dashboard will update for that street. A few others along with myself won the regional competition and moved onto state! At the IJAS state competition, we would be able to win special awards from our projects as well!
About a week before the state competition, one of my teachers told me that there was a student executive board for IJAS and she wanted me to apply. I applied and was invited to a meeting for the student board at 9 AM at Peoria. We, the applicants, presented our speeches to the current student board. Fortunately, I have been granted the task of a very honorable leadership position for the student board of IJAS, External Affairs. My goal is to engage and implement IJAS in their schools to give opportunities to passionate students. After the student board meeting, the hosts of the event invited everyone to a banquet to enjoy a meal before the judging commenced the next day. I presented to three judges, attended the award ceremony, and won the silver award! After a long day of talking, we finally started heading home and stopped to eat delicious restaurants along the way back. Hopefully, I will be able to accomplish a plethora of personal tasks made for IJAS!