Will/Did You Make It to Nationals?

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Re: Will You Make It to Nationals?

Postby havenguy » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:34 am

nmsciencemom wrote:The midschool has made it to Nationals :D

foreverphysics wrote:Whee! We're on the Nationals bandwagon!

Mr Tower wrote:Yup we just did. See you in Orlando!

Steelfoam wrote:we just won state as well :)

SpIcY WaTeRmElOnS wrote:so did we! :D

cygnus wrote:Us too. :D We were so sure we weren't going to, but we did!


This is around the time I get nervous for states...
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Re: Will You Make It to Nationals?

Postby Luo » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:37 am

JKrafsur wrote:Also, of new note, has anybody noticed that on the Student Center Wiki List of Teams that have Qualified, there is no team for Nevada Div B yet, anybody know the story?

There's not really any "story" - we update the team list when results become public online, so the missing entry just means that the results aren't on the state website and that a school hasn't posted about a victory on their website. Sometimes this happens, and we just have to wait until the comprehensive team list is published by nationals shortly before the national tournament to find out who won those un-publicized states.
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Re: Will You Make It to Nationals?

Postby JKrafsur » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:34 am

havenguy wrote:
nmsciencemom wrote:The midschool has made it to Nationals :D

foreverphysics wrote:Whee! We're on the Nationals bandwagon!

Mr Tower wrote:Yup we just did. See you in Orlando!

Steelfoam wrote:we just won state as well :)

SpIcY WaTeRmElOnS wrote:so did we! :D

cygnus wrote:Us too. :D We were so sure we weren't going to, but we did!


This is around the time I get nervous for states...


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Re: Will You Make It to Nationals?

Postby SpIcY WaTeRmElOnS » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:17 pm

We have been told by our coaches all year that we werent going to win, but we did by 101 points
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Re: Will You Make It to Nationals?

Postby havenguy » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:16 am

Sometimes, I tell my team that (especially some of the younger kids) that we won't even come close to winning unless we pick up our game, and we have been told that by our coaches quite a few times. It may have been a strategy to motivate you to try harder.
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Re: Will You Make It to Nationals?

Postby SciBomb97 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:45 am

havenguy wrote:Sometimes, I tell my team that (especially some of the younger kids) that we won't even come close to winning unless we pick up our game, and we have been told that by our coaches quite a few times. It may have been a strategy to motivate you to try harder.
Just a random comment on that, but I don't think such motivation is what wins teams spots to nationals. SO is a competition, but it is also a learning field for the scientifically fascinated. If the individual team members really enjoy learning what they do and like the thrill of competition, well I guess that's what I see as a motivated team...but we all have our opinions. But I'm not trying to put anybody down here, just putting out another view of things, that's all. :)
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Re: Will You Make It to Nationals?

Postby JKrafsur » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:56 am

SciBomb97 wrote:
havenguy wrote:Sometimes, I tell my team that (especially some of the younger kids) that we won't even come close to winning unless we pick up our game, and we have been told that by our coaches quite a few times. It may have been a strategy to motivate you to try harder.
Just a random comment on that, but I don't think such motivation is what wins teams spots to nationals. SO is a competition, but it is also a learning field for the scientifically fascinated. If the individual team members really enjoy learning what they do and like the thrill of competition, well I guess that's what I see as a motivated team...but we all have our opinions. But I'm not trying to put anybody down here, just putting out another view of things, that's all. :)


Well, to be honest, I pretty much say the exact same thing to my team that unless we step up, we are gonna lose. I even offered people to pie me in the face if they win a medal at state, its a win win for me. Also, on SciBomb's point, I dont think anybody on our team cares about it for the learning, maybe 1 or 2 kids, but its mostly about the competition for us, but I agree, its mostly opinion based.
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Re: Will You Make It to Nationals?

Postby havenguy » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:33 am

SciBomb97 wrote:
havenguy wrote:Sometimes, I tell my team that (especially some of the younger kids) that we won't even come close to winning unless we pick up our game, and we have been told that by our coaches quite a few times. It may have been a strategy to motivate you to try harder.
Just a random comment on that, but I don't think such motivation is what wins teams spots to nationals. SO is a competition, but it is also a learning field for the scientifically fascinated. If the individual team members really enjoy learning what they do and like the thrill of competition, well I guess that's what I see as a motivated team...but we all have our opinions. But I'm not trying to put anybody down here, just putting out another view of things, that's all. :)


In my opinion, the main point of Science Olympiad is to have students learn about science. However, by adding a competitive aspect to Science Olympiad, students want to win and have more reason to work harder on events, therefor learning more about science. In that sense, a motivated team is a team that wants and enjoys to win, and learns a lot about science in the process.
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Re: Will You Make It to Nationals?

Postby Slarik » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:48 am

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havenguy wrote:Anyway, I've been curious if any teams have made hotel and travel reservations before the state competition. Does anybody know of this? I'm fairly sure it's been discussed before.

Last year one team who thought they were going to win States bought their plane tickets before the competition. Too bad they didn't win.

Don't do the opposite either... someone on our team bought tickets for a cruise during may :shock: ... and now can't come with us to nationals :cry:

Fortunately for the rest of the team, he was only doing one "study" event. He's going to be missed though!
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Re: Will You Make It to Nationals?

Postby TGolemo94 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:14 pm

See y'all in Orlando! 5 weeks and three days!
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Re: Will You Make It to Nationals?

Postby SirBobo » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:09 am

Slarik wrote:Don't do the opposite either... someone on our team bought tickets for a cruise during may :shock: ... and now can't come with us to nationals :cry:

Fortunately for the rest of the team, he was only doing one "study" event. He's going to be missed though!

If I were that guy, I would skip the cruise and go to nationals.๏_๏
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Re: Will You Make It to Nationals?

Postby Cedavis6 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:35 pm

I really think so... I just need to study and pray.
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Re: Will You Make It to Nationals?

Postby MrX » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:06 am

Extra motivation for you seniors who have prom on the same day as nationals. http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3osn0f/
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Re: Will You Make It to Nationals?

Postby starpug » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:12 am

Happy to say my school's prom is the week after Nationals.
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Re: Will You Make It to Nationals?

Postby Infinity Flat » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:19 am

See you all there! :)
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