Are you sure they're going to national for scibowl? I thought they got second.
Per cursory Googling, Ladue Middle School is going to NSB.
Ladue Middle School got second at regionals, while the high school got 1st.
Yup, that's completely true. However, a rule of NSB says that: "Students who change their minds after this date will not be eligible to compete in the 2019 or 2020 National Science Bowl regional or national events." AKA if Ladue Sci Bowl don't compete at Sci Bowl Nationals -- None of the members (including myself) will be able to compete for the next 2 years. And there are no exemptions to this, so Ladue will most likely have a unjust disadvantage at State due to the decision to put the makeup date on the 28th (the other possible date they offered was the 5th of the May, but the majority probably said they wanted the tournament on the 28th). This is... quite a conflict -- I wish such next year that such conflicts would not present itself two days before the supposed tournament, and after the deadline for Sci Bowl nationals.