Hello, fellow Whyville citizens! My name is babboy11 and I want to share a
story with whoever reads the Times. It is about my school and how they helped
Whyville grow by up to 1,000 citizens. I bet a lot of you will enjoy this story
just as much as I did.
It started out one day when my friend was on the classroom computer. She was
logged in to Whyville. At that time, I had no idea what Whyville was, so I asked
where she was and why. She told me all about Whyville -- how you can chat to
people and even receive mail from people all around the world. Once she was
done explaining, I told her she had to help me register for the site.
Once I had an account, I got a form for my parents to fill out. It was to
give me permission to chat and send and receive mail. To tell you the truth,
I thought my parents wouldn't sign the form, because usually they don't approve
of chat sites. But once I showed them the site and told them all about it, they
understood, and signed and faxed the form.
Once I was set on Whyville, I started earning more and more clams, and started
logging on more and more. I was on Whyville in computer class one day when my
teacher saw me there, chatting to people in one of my favorite Whyvillian chat
rooms. At first, she was disappointed that I was chatting to people I didn't
know. When I explained Whyville to her, though, she understood... and she got
the whole school signed up for the site!!!
Once our school was running on Whyville, it spread sround the whole city and
to the other schools nearby. When I heard and saw how many people were on Whyville
just because of me and my friends, I was amazed.
Think you can do this? Let me tell you, it feels great to know how many people
joined Whyville, inspired by me and my friends.
This is babboy11, signing off!
Editor's Note: Awesome! Folks, do you think your school might feel the same way about Whyville? Talk with your teachers! And hey, if they're really excited about Whyville, maybe they can talk with City Hall about how your teachers can use Whyville more actively in your school. They might create special activities for you, or even build a Whyville that's just for your school. The possibilities are endless!