My name is Darnell Edwards. I am the class of 2001 valedictorian of James Madison Senior High, the High School of Meteorology and Space Sciences. I am a seventeen year old native Houstonian. I chose to study physics because it is the natural science and it deeply arouses my interests. This fall I will be attending the University of Iowa, majoring in both physics and astronomy. This double degree is just a stepping stone to my desired career of Astronomical Engineering.