Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: 1231 Upper Trace, Owensboro,KY 42303
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Thanks guys for the complimentry words about me, but I honestly didn't post this for that reason. I posted because I'm proud of the girl and I'm proud of all the positive things she is doing with her life. This young lady is too damn busy to do drugs! Futhermore, what kid needs drugs, when getting slammed in a seat while going from 0 to 143.5 mph in 4.78 seconds is such a natural high! This is the kind of publicity I believe all of drag racing needs. It's so much better than hearing something about a fight breaking out at the races between some rednecks, and the Sheriff arresting the drunks and etc.
I taught science and physics for 31 years in the public school system here in Daviess County. I guess I must have had about 5000 different students during that time frame. The point is, that Kristina is doing what I wish all of them could or would have done. That is taking something that was taught in the classroom and going out and applying it in the real world. She loves to race, and she's thirsty for knowledge. There is no better example of Newton's Laws of Motion than a race car. Then there is so much more, things such as the coefficient of sliding friction, the coefficient of rolling friction, Boyle's Law and the list goes on and on. The opportunity to intern and work for Murf McKinney this summer is a once in a lifetime opportunity, that I believe will open doors for her in the future. So the bottom line is, that I'm just happy for the young lady and I'm glad that Rose-Hulman recognized her achievements.