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2016 Swap Meet

Postby SenseiSushi » March 23rd, 2016, 6:55 am

Now that the state tournaments have started, what are you guys planning on taking to the nationals swap meet?
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Re: 2016 Swap Meet

Postby samlan16 » March 23rd, 2016, 7:07 am

Not sure. Does anyone know what would annoy the middle schoolers from MA the most? They were incredibly rude to me last year.
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Re: 2016 Swap Meet

Postby SenseiSushi » March 27th, 2016, 3:03 pm

Not sure. Does anyone know what would annoy the middle schoolers from MA the most? They were incredibly rude to me last year.
Hand out a bunch of Yankees memorabilia and wear as much Yankees branded clothing as possible, that's guaranteed to annoy anyone from Massachusetts.
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Re: 2016 Swap Meet

Postby pikachu4919 » April 1st, 2016, 6:33 am

Our team is going to Nats for the first time in a really long time - does anyone have advice on how many swap items to bring?
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Re: 2016 Swap Meet

Postby Jaol » April 1st, 2016, 4:12 pm

I believe our coaches ordered and received some stuff about 10 items per person. Maybe 2 or 3 larger items and the rest small. They also got us some dank zombie hats which I lost but found after the swap and am still planning to swap again. All if you have funding though. Ask rfscoach maybe.
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Postby samlan16 » April 1st, 2016, 4:37 pm

Building on what Jaol said, be creative and find 10-15 things to bring with you... by which I mean large things like hats and not small things like pencils. Chances are that your team won't be able to fund swaps for everyone, so do your own thing and work up to a cheesehead!
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Re: 2016 Swap Meet

Postby SenseiSushi » April 4th, 2016, 11:33 am

Just an FYI for everyone that isn't familiar with the Science Olympiad swap meet;

The cheese hat is the Holy Grail of trades. Earning one grants immediate god status as a Science Olympian.
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Re: 2016 Swap Meet

Postby chalker » April 4th, 2016, 4:38 pm

Just want to make the same offer I did last year... I usually don't get time to visit the swap meet except for perhaps a few minutes at the end, but if you run into me Friday or Saturday I'll have a special item from where I work, the Ohio Supercomputer Center, for competitors. I think it will be the 'holy grail' of swap meet items;)

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Re: 2016 Swap Meet

Postby sciolyFTW_aku » April 4th, 2016, 5:21 pm

I've heard some people use the items they trade at the swap meet to build their Mission... :P
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Re: 2016 Swap Meet

Postby samlan16 » April 4th, 2016, 7:42 pm

The cheese hat is the Holy Grail of trades. Earning one grants immediate god status as a Science Olympian.
I literally got a cheese hat in 8th grade at WSU on my first try by starting a trade right when a Wisconsin school walked in. Ended up trading half my stuff, but it was so worth it.
Just want to make the same offer I did last year... I usually don't get time to visit the swap meet except for perhaps a few minutes at the end, but if you run into me Friday or Saturday I'll have a special item from where I work, the Ohio Supercomputer Center, for competitors. I think it will be the 'holy grail' of swap meet items;)
As in an actual holy grail?
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