My name is Coralyn Kai Bingman. I was born in Lubbock, Texas but grew up in the small north Texas town of Princeton. While at Princeton High School I excelled in all classes, played bass drum and tenors on the drum line, and qualified for State and National competitions for debate. In August of 2010 I left Princeton to attend the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS). TAMS is a unique residential program for high school-aged Texas students who are high achievers and interested in mathematics and science. While living on the University of North Texas (UNT) campus, students such as myself in this two-year program complete an academic curriculum of college coursework at UNT. While at TAMS, I participated in many of the student lead clubs available. I was a yearbook designer, journalist for the newspaper, a Soprano in the TAMS Choir, and the Publicist and Executive Member of Academy Players, the school's theatre club. I graduated from TAMS in May 2012 and plan to attend Montana State University in the fall. I hope to major in paleontology and someday become a researching professor and would love to work with large vertebrate dinosaurs.
Throughout my life I have participated heavily in Girl Scouts, earning the Bronze and Silver Awards as well as the Senior Community Service Award and many other badges and titles. My main participation has been as a Program Aide, or junior leader, for camp activities and planning. This year I helped plan and run the 100th Year Celebration, an event with an attendance of 3,500 scouts. In June, I organized a dinosaur themed summer camp where I lead a group of girls my age as they ran the camp for younger girls.
I have volunteered at the Arlington Archosaur Site (AAS) since May 2009, mostly working at the dig site. During the summer of 2011 I qualified for the TAMS Summer Research Scholarship and worked as an intern in the AAS lab. I spent most of the summer studying microvertebrates and presented at the TAMS Poster Session in October. In my spare time I also prepared fossils and continued working at the dig itself. This summer I am working as a research assistant, excavating fossils in the field, working the microvertebrate screening station, and working with the research teams from the Earthwatch Institute. I plan to use the summer to learn as much as I can about paleontology before attending Montana State University and using my experience to further the value of my education.
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