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Re: Texas 2013

Post by foreverphysics » September 27th, 2012, 6:44 am

My friend (who is in Science Olympiad) is kinda sorta moving to Texas and wanting to start an SO team at his school, and I promised I'd do some research for him. But some questions can't be answered by just browsing the Internet.
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How stiff is the competition in Texas?
How impossible would it be for a first year team to win State?
And any other things you can tell me about SO in Texas.
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Re: Texas 2013

Post by iwonder » September 27th, 2012, 12:55 pm

I would say that it would be very much improbable for a team to win in the first year, from my experience the competition is very stiff. Of course, in their second year of competition seven lakes placed 2nd at states(which qualifies for nats)

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Re: Texas 2013

Post by harryk » September 27th, 2012, 3:18 pm

foreverphysics wrote:My friend (who is in Science Olympiad) is kinda sorta moving to Texas and wanting to start an SO team at his school, and I promised I'd do some research for him. But some questions can't be answered by just browsing the Internet.
FOR EXAMPLE:
How stiff is the competition in Texas?
How impossible would it be for a first year team to win State?
And any other things you can tell me about SO in Texas.
Are you looking more for info on B or C? Either way, the competition in Texas is very difficult. Considering there are both B and C teams that have placed in the top ten at Nats as well many teams that would be competitive at Nats that don't make it. I wouldn't expect to do well as a new team in the first year, but if they put the work in they can certainly be up there in their second or third year. Though making it to State is definitely not that difficult, as long as you don't go to the same regional as the best teams.
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Re: Texas 2013

Post by iwonder » September 27th, 2012, 5:51 pm

speaking of regionals... Who's going where? Cy-Falls is going to the dallas regional up at the community college(we went there 2 years ago)...

Oh, and regarding the invite schedule. We'll post the schedule once there's a proctor for every event, so get those registration forms in! :D
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Re: Texas 2013

Post by liutony66 » September 27th, 2012, 6:51 pm

You're coming to the Dallas regional? :?

Our chances of making it to state for the first time (at the high school level) have just shrunk. :D

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Re: Texas 2013

Post by iwonder » September 27th, 2012, 6:58 pm

I'll take that as a compliment :) I think it's just us and Clements as major teams there, it's still possible for you to beat at least one of us.

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Re: Texas 2013

Post by harryk » September 28th, 2012, 12:01 pm

We're at Gulf Coast as usual
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Re: Texas 2013

Post by Barker » September 29th, 2012, 12:51 pm

LASA's going to Galveston, so is Seven Lakes... Sorry Galveston area teams!
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Re: Texas 2013

Post by iwonder » September 29th, 2012, 2:47 pm

Lasa isn't going back to katy? Wow... shocker :P

Harryk, does gulf coast = galveston? That might be an interesting regional, if so.
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Re: Texas 2013

Post by harryk » September 29th, 2012, 4:41 pm

Gulf Coast, as in the one that is named Gulf Coast, that is held at Lone Star college in Cypress
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