Will/Did you make it to nationals?

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Re: Will/Did you make it to nationals?

Post by Paleomaniac » April 21st, 2011, 8:48 am

THis is my team's first trip to Nationals in like 15 years and were representing NorCal. Anyone have any tips for any of my events that are listed in my signature???
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Re: Will/Did you make it to nationals?

Post by Kokonilly » April 21st, 2011, 1:08 pm

Paleomaniac wrote:THis is my team's first trip to Nationals in like 15 years and were representing NorCal. Anyone have any tips for any of my events that are listed in my signature???
Congrats! I think you should check out the event forums and the wiki; that is what they're there for, after all.

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Re: Will you make it to nationals?

Post by sciencegeek100 » April 22nd, 2011, 10:19 am

frogzorz wrote:Last year, the difference between Strath Haven's and Shady Side's scores was one point. That one point determined which would go to Nationals, and it was in Strath's favor. So, getting to Nats can depend a lot on luck and coincidence. Oh, and smoothies from von Liebig :D <3

Pretty much, everyone wants to go to Nationals, but obviously not everyone can go. If you work your hardest and you don't get to Nats or if you don't medal, remember that you did your best and there are other chances to succeed, either in Sci. Oly. or in real life.
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Re: Will/Did you make it to nationals?

Post by sciencegeek100 » April 22nd, 2011, 10:24 am

Paleomaniac wrote:THis is my team's first trip to Nationals in like 15 years and were representing NorCal. Anyone have any tips for any of my events that are listed in my signature???
for fossils and ornithology know that if the test is really hard most teams think that and if its really easy that they will also think that...
Nationals History...

2008: Team 1st, Rocks 2nd
2009: Team 3rd, Fossils 7th
2010: Team 5th, Fossils 4th, Ornithology 7th Egg o Naut 6th
2011: Team 4th, Ornithology 3rd
2012: Team 2nd (Assistant Coach)
2013: Team 3rd (Assistant Coach)

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Re: Will/Did you make it to nationals?

Post by 123frog » May 15th, 2011, 7:10 pm

Speaking of the ornithology test, Does anyone that took the national test last year remember if there were live specimens or not?
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Re: Will/Did you make it to nationals?

Post by paleonaps » May 16th, 2011, 12:11 pm

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Re: Will/Did you make it to nationals?

Post by fishman100 » May 16th, 2011, 6:55 pm

Kokonilly wrote:
aubrey048 wrote:Why would DC not send a team? To my knowledge they usually do.
They didn't go last year.
zyzzyva98 wrote:Normally, DC competes in MD/VA, don't they?
Virginia, I think.
Really? We had one team that might have been from DC, but otherwise I think the DC/VA states are completely separate.
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Re: Will/Did you make it to nationals?

Post by foreverphysics » May 20th, 2011, 9:00 pm

One thing: Our team has 13 people, half of them are either insane or can't focus, we can't go through ten minutes without something that would so get us detention happens, the day before competition most of us stay up past midnight then wake up at six or earlier...really makes me wonder how in the world we got first at State for fifteen years out of the sixteen years we've had the team (the other year, we got second). Makes me wonder how in the world we do so well at Nats, too...
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