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Re: Nationals Results

Posted: July 9th, 2008, 9:39 am
by Dark Sabre
We didnt enter BLG, Scrambler, and Robo-cross because 1. we cant afford those and 2. no one wanted to do them.
We actually attempted to do BLG and Robo-cross but the BLG broke [wouldnt have worked anyway] and the Robo-cross never got finished [or started] by our robotics team
I don't know about BLG, but entry-level scramblers are really cheap, and can work fairly well. If anyone on your team owns K-nex, you can build one at no cost.

Re: Nationals Results

Posted: January 29th, 2009, 8:56 am
by oceangirl.007
:D

Re: Nationals Results

Posted: January 29th, 2009, 10:51 am
by EastStroudsburg13
What team are you on, and what state? 9th is really good.

Re: Nationals Results

Posted: January 29th, 2009, 1:02 pm
by sciolykid101
I was in B division last year. Our team got 9th in Nationals (disappointing compared to last year...). I guess we slacked a bit too much =P
Hopefully this year in C Division our team will do better =)...It's def a lot harder than B Division...
Yeah. C Division is a lot harder. Oceangirl.007, what events are you doing and are you on the A team at your HS? 9th is pretty good. My HS usually gets Top 20s, not Top 30s like my Division B school.

Re: Nationals Results

Posted: January 30th, 2009, 10:05 am
by oceangirl.007
I was in West Windsor Plainsboro Community Middle School last year. (I was in that team for two years: in 2007 we got 1st at Nats and in 2008 we got 9th). This year I'm in West Windsor Plainsboro High School North (last year the HS team got 9th at nationals -- it was also our HS team's first year at nats.)

We're from NJ.

Re: Nationals Results

Posted: January 30th, 2009, 6:01 pm
by sciolykid101
I was in West Windsor Plainsboro Community Middle School last year. (I was in that team for two years: in 2007 we got 1st at Nats and in 2008 we got 9th). This year I'm in West Windsor Plainsboro High School North (last year the HS team got 9th at nationals -- it was also our HS team's first year at nats.)

We're from NJ.
What events?

Re: Nationals Results

Posted: February 4th, 2009, 1:13 pm
by captbilly
Plus there's always a chance that teams will complain about their tests being graded unfairly/wrong which could cause some annoying problems. Probably a lot easier (and more realistic to complete in like 5 hours) to organize everything without giving the tests back, though I'll admit it would be nice to be able to see your mistakes.
What about the very likely possibility that the test was incorrectly graded? I have been to some competitions where it was obvious that the event coordinator knew very little about the event. I'm not blaming them, they are volunteering their time and they often are begged by the organizers to do the job even if they don't know the subject, but they certainly make lots of mistakes. It is terribly demoralizing to a competitor to get a worse grade on a test then they deserved because the event coordinator didn't know the material as well as the competitor. I can certainly see how we could be opening the doors to lots of appeals if we were allowed to see the graded tests but wouldn't we rather have the correct answer rather then the quickest possible path to an awards cerimony?

Re: Nationals Results

Posted: February 6th, 2009, 2:16 am
by rman
I wish I got medals at Nationals, maybe this year.

Re: Nationals Results

Posted: February 9th, 2009, 6:40 am
by oceangirl.007
At nationals in 2007 I did Rocks and Minerals, Oceanography, and Don't Bug Me (entomology).
I got 4th in Rocks and Mins., 5th in Oceanography, and something in the top 20th for Don't Bug Me (The test was too easy and too long...so, you basically had to get everything right to get top 10).

At nationals in 2008 I did Rocks and Minerals, Oceanography, Science Word, and Write it Do it (lots of events b/c I was a "senior" on the team--which means I was a freshman on the B team ;) ...and some people on my team thought I always got first in all my event---(always was at regionals and states...but not at nats :( )
I got a 2nd in Oceanography! Hurray! :D
Somewhere in the top 20 for Rocks and Mins and Write it Do it.
Not so well In Science Word (my partner changed from states to nats and we never got to practice much...although I did get a 1st at states :D )

Hopefully, this year on the C team, we go to nats!!!! (As I said before, C is A LOT harder than B, even if you've been to nats w/ B)

Sciolykid, what's A team? (By B and C teams I mean B Division--Middle School and C Division--High School)

Re: Nationals Results

Posted: February 9th, 2009, 1:58 pm
by sciolykid101
A Team means the COMPETING Team. Or the Varsity team, which they call in other schools.