Will/Did You Make It to Nationals?

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Re: Will You Make It to Nationals?

Post by SciBomb97 » April 3rd, 2012, 5:45 pm

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?

Post by JKrafsur » April 3rd, 2012, 5:56 pm

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?

Post by havenguy » April 3rd, 2012, 6:33 pm

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?

Post by Slarik » April 4th, 2012, 7:48 pm

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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?

Post by TGolemo94 » April 8th, 2012, 3:14 pm

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

Post by SirBobo » April 8th, 2012, 7:09 pm

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?

Post by Cedavis6 » April 14th, 2012, 11:35 am

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

Post by MrX » April 14th, 2012, 8:06 pm

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?

Post by starpug » April 14th, 2012, 8:12 pm

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

Post by Infinity Flat » April 14th, 2012, 8:19 pm

See you all there! :)
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