Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Myers Park teen a YouTube hit

Posted By on Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 9:38 AM

YouTube has helped create many minor celebrities in our Internet age, but the circumstances that made Myers Park High School senior Amelia Downs a viral hit are surprising even to her.

Amelia Downs posted her video as a response to a unique question on a college application to Tufts University.

The Medford, Massachusetts school is known for creative questions for its applicants, and this year, offered an optional essay that asked students to submit a 1-minute web video that helped explain who they are.

Downs' video begins, "Oh, hi! I didn't see you there. My name is Amelia Downs and I'm here to show you how I combine two of my favorite things -- being a nerd and dancing." She goes on to show off several dances she created with friends that simulate math terms such as scatterplot, pie graph, and tangent.

Read the rest of this MSNBC/ NewsChannel36 article, by Beth Shayne, here.

Here's the video:

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