"If you could tomorrow morning make water clean in the world, you would have done, in one fell swoop, the best thing you could have done for improving human health by improving environmental quality."

WILLIAM C. CLARK, speech, Racine, Wisconsin, April 1988

I am Alexandria Johnson, a student at Nelson County High School and the Blue Ridge Virtual Governor's School program.  In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, reading, dancing, and acting.  I am attending college at Christopher Newport University in the fall to obtain a masters degree in Environmental Biology. 

The topic of interest for my senior internship project is water quality preservation.  Working with the Nelson Extension Agent of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michael Lachance, I hope to learn more about water quality in the Rockfish River and how water sources with below par ratings can, once again, become healthy.  My community service portion of the project was to be completed with Judith Winston at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, but due to her busy schedule, I am serving it with Melissa Hutchinson at The Wintergreen Nature Foundation.

Since I am interested in studying Environmental Biology in college, I hope doing this internship will prove to be an exciting and informative experience that will help me to prepare for similar studies while I am in college.

Recent Journals

  • Planning Interviews The semester is almost over.  But I still have a lot of work to do before I'm done with this project.  Unfortunately, Nelson County wasn't scheduled to have ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2012, 10:20 AM by Unknown user
  • "That Was Easy" Remember those Staples commercials with the "Easy Button"?  I think I just found one.  Hypothetically, of course.Working on this research paper is a daunting thought. However, once I start ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2011, 4:50 PM by Unknown user
  • I Just Hit the "Refresh" Button I'll be honest.  I haven't done as much of the research paper as should have been done at this point.  There's a lot going on and everything ...
    Posted Dec 16, 2011, 11:12 AM by Unknown user
  • Research Paper-ing I've been working on the research paper and only the research paper for a while.  I've been productive but negligent of the website and such.  That's not ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2011, 12:18 PM by Unknown user
  • ''That's Unfortunate." My Calculus teacher's favorite phrase is, "That's unfortunate."  Lately, that has been my consistent reaction to work and deadlines of any kind.  "Downtrodden" might be an appropriate emotion ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2011, 11:52 AM by Unknown user
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