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Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: March 22nd, 2009, 3:38 pm
by croman74
Ohh ok.. thats much more than B
there were only 17 teams this year
That's really small! In my region alone we have 54 division B teams and 23 division C teams.

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: March 22nd, 2009, 3:57 pm
by eak227
Yeah, I'm not really sure why MA has such difficulty getting teams. And some of the teams it has hardly even count. I know that in Road Scholar at least, at least 3 of the 11 teams that actually showed up for the event didn't even try... they more or less sat and talked and didn't even touch the maps. It was really kind of disappointing.

Congrats to Galvin though. Is it true that this was only your second year with a team? Watching the scores come in, we could see the fight between Galvin and Curtis for second place unfold and there was a lot of surprise at how well Galvin was doing for a (new?) team.

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: March 22nd, 2009, 4:07 pm
by sciolykid101
Yeah, I'm not really sure why MA has such difficulty getting teams. And some of the teams it has hardly even count. I know that in Road Scholar at least, at least 3 of the 11 teams that actually showed up for the event didn't even try... they more or less sat and talked and didn't even touch the maps. It was really kind of disappointing.

Congrats to Galvin though. Is it true that this was only your second year with a team? Watching the scores come in, we could see the fight between Galvin and Curtis for second place unfold and there was a lot of surprise at how well Galvin was doing for a (new?) team.
Galvin is new. Yeah, one year, I bet Galvin will make it to Nationals.

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: March 22nd, 2009, 4:16 pm
by Pleiades
thanks eak227 and sciolykid. This was only Galvin's second year doing SO. I have high hopes for the team in the following years. Were you at the award ceremony, eak227? My heart was pounding so hard after the first 5 awards. I knew we had no shot at first but i thought we might have a chance at 3rd place. In the first 5 events they read off, we got 2 golds and 3 silvers! In my head I was saying "wow maybe we have a chance!!" But then after that, Coolidge started getting lots of golds. I just IMed my coach and he said we were only 50 points behind Coolidge and confirmed that we were only 4 points behind Curtis. We bombed 3 events that we were supposed to do really well in. It was a really fun day even though I couldn't talk. Good luck to Coolidge at nationals!!

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: March 22nd, 2009, 5:30 pm
by redreading249
Galvin did great on Wright Stuff... do you know the time the regular team got?
Coolidge thought we had it down, but you guy proved us wrong :p
and thanks!!!

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: March 22nd, 2009, 5:45 pm
by Pleiades
Galvin did great on Wright Stuff... do you know the time the regular team got?
OH SHUT UP!!! :lol: :lol: I'm assuming you watched it? For those who wernt there, the plane broke on the ride there [got attacked by the scrambler i think] so I was doing repairs the whole morning and it added a ton of weight. I had to use a different wing which set the CoG way back because the wing was tiny compared to the one i was used to. The only way to get the CoG back up front was to add a lot of clay which added a lot of weight. After all that clay and glue the plane weighed too much to go up. I was very disappointed because the plane did really well during practices.

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: March 22nd, 2009, 6:01 pm
by croman74
At my regionals I saw a plane get stuck in a basketball hoop. It just kinda hung there. I guess since it never touched the ground it had a really long time! :lol: I don't know if they got it down or not, I had to go to pentathlon.

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: March 22nd, 2009, 7:51 pm
by redreading249
Ooh.. Sorry plaetis I was thinking of the wrong school :-/ I thought Galvin was in the green t shirts cause who ever they were had a really good plane... SORRY!!!!!!!!

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: March 27th, 2009, 6:47 pm
by redreading249
bumping MA up :]

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: March 28th, 2009, 10:36 am
by Pleiades
it's ok :D I think Curtis may have had green shirts.. at least i think they did last year. I believe their regular team got first place in WS but i'm not quite sure because my coach wont let us see the score sheet :x

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: March 30th, 2009, 2:23 pm
by redreading249
lol... i don't think anyone has asked for us...
I'm so happy i have a trial event!
Microbe Mission!!!!!!!

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: April 5th, 2009, 1:24 pm
by tmanneo
Hello everybody. I am going to be the co-president of a new science olympiad team starting up in Mass! It's going to be C division and it's going to be hailing from the city of Quincy! For those of you who don't know, we're about 8 miles from Boston, or about a 15 minute T-ride. So, anyone have any advice or any suggestions for a new team that's going to be starting up?

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: April 18th, 2009, 10:40 pm
by aquariusx3
I'm moving to Massachusetts this summer and though I will miss my team in New York I am excited about joining a new one! My goal is to get them to nationals so I can see my old friends, lol. :]

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: April 20th, 2009, 7:02 pm
by Pleiades
Hello everybody. I am going to be the co-president of a new science olympiad team starting up in Mass! It's going to be C division and it's going to be hailing from the city of Quincy! For those of you who don't know, we're about 8 miles from Boston, or about a 15 minute T-ride. So, anyone have any advice or any suggestions for a new team that's going to be starting up?
Good to see some new teams. Division C is growing to the point where regionals might be necessary. First of all, make sure you have funding. It isn't completely necessary but if you want to be competitive, you'll need the money for some of the building events. Also, I think it helps to have a lot of people interested in it. It's better to have 20 people competing for the 15 spots than have 15 people automatically make the team because there is no one else interested. If people are competing for spots, then they might practice more than they normally would. [this isnt always the case] Don't be discouraged if the team doesn't perform as well as you wish the first year, it takes time. Best of luck to your team!
I'm moving to Massachusetts this summer and though I will miss my team in New York I am excited about joining a new one! My goal is to get them to nationals so I can see my old friends, lol. :]
nice!! Do you know what town yet?

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: April 20th, 2009, 7:03 pm
by aquariusx3
nice!! Do you know what town yet?
lexington, they were really close this year and i wanted them to go to nationals because my school in new york is, but no such luck :[