you're lucky, my school doesn't get money for SO, except for a traveling budget for state, so we have to pay for regionals and supplies out of our own pocket, which can cost quite a bitoh ok ummm we dont use much and the money we do use comes from the schools ex ciricular budget
Well, there's your giveaway.SO National competition is nothing special, I've been there twice
TRAITOR!!!My AP's have in part saved me around $40K by allowing me to graduate from college a year early. Don't apply to colleges that don't reward AP credits.
SO National competition is nothing special, I've been there twice and I didn't get anything out of it that mattered. If the choice is between AP's and SO, always choose AP's, those matter more in the long run. If the choice is between skipping school or SO, I'd probably go for SO unless there was something truly major going on during those days, like a few tests or projects.
yeah, some of us have to work hard for even one chance to go, and there's still a good chance that we won't, so for us it is something special, because we aren't on the teams that go to nationals regularlyWell, there's your giveaway.SO National competition is nothing special, I've been there twice
Clearly not applicable to everyone. I strongly regretted going both times.But seriously, SO nats is worth it, even if you dont win anything, you'll still have a great time.
Some people, myself included, do not think two days in the spring is the entirety of the SO. The preparation for it, the studying, the building and the testing is far more important. It is about making hypotheses and testing them. Science Olympiad is mostly about Science, not the Olympiad for these people. You really are deluded if you think those 5 minutes you spend competing with your device are more important than the hours upon hours you have spent designing and building and testing it. Those 5 minutes will come and go, but the knowledge imparted during your studies will last for years, and perhaps for the entirety of your life. Those 5 minutes matter so little, that you might as well not do them at all.But if you truly feel that SO, especially SO nats, isn't worth your time than why are you doing it anyway?
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