Donald W. Hyatt
It is with great sadness that I leave TJHSST but since my position was not
renewed, I will not be returning in the fall semester 2002.
I will miss the school and especially the wonderful students I taught and
the alumni who would drop by to say "hello". I wish the best to the new person
who will be replacing me.
Both Phyllis Rittman and I are leaving this year. We were very proud of the
Computer Systems Lab at TJ and the thousands of fine
young men and women who came through our lab for 17 years and it is
our hope that some of the courses, materials, and traditions
that we helped establish will continue to serve the needs of future
students at this fine institution.
I have been given permission to temporarily leave some of my materials here
until I can relocate to my future home on the Internet. My new web address
Here was my former existence:
Courses I taught
Things of Personal Interest
My Central Garden Page
Come visit my Garden at the home that my late parents built in 1951.
I landscaped the property and have maintained this garden for over 40 years.
I have lots of educational links to environmental and botanical interests there.
|| When I have time, I enjoy painting watercolor illustrations,
especially of botanical subjects. Please visit my
Watercolor Galleries of Botanical Illustrations:
Let me tell you about the
Don Hyatt Diet and exercise program.
I started losing weight in 1988 by changing my lifestyle,
and I've managed to keep those 60 pounds off all this time.
Would you like to see the farm I bought in the
mountains of Virginia? It was a bargain in 1971 at $300 per acre,
though I wouldn't sell it today for any price.
When I retire, I plan to open a nursery business there, or maybe
just enjoy the scenery.
Here is the true story about my dog Lucy, an
abused animal who has had a very difficult life. Be kind to animals.
Take a look at the
trees that wrecked my house during the Blizard of '93.
In the CS Lab, we really appreciate
ThinkQuest. I've coached a lot of teams in the past three
years. Here are the ThinkQuest projects of my students that have
made it to the International Finals of this awesome competition, and the
scholarship money that each student on the team received:
From The Ground Up: A Guide to C + +
Special Award for Outstanding Technical Merit ($20,000)
The Online POV-Ray Tutorial
First Prize, Interdisciplinary ($15,000)
The Holocaust: A Tragic Legacy
First Prize, Social Science ($15,000)
You Are What You Eat: A Guide
to Good Nutrition
First Prize, Sports and Health ($15,000)
Baseball: The Game and Beyond
Fourth Prize, Sports and Health ($6,000)
Second Prize, Interdisciplinary ($12,000)
Grand Prize - Best in Contest and Java Award, Math and Science ($27,500)
First Prize, Arts and Literature ($15,000)
Driving Under the Influence
Third Prize and Java Award,Sports and Health ($11,000)
Fifth Prize, Math and Science ($3,000)
Platinum Award, Math and Science ($15,000)
The Asian Century: Paths to Power
Gold Award, Social Studies ($10,000)
Silver Award, Social Studies ($5,000)
Sleep - From A to Zzz
Silver Award, Sports and Health ($5,000)
Copyright © Donald W. Hyatt