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Postby Verdigris » January 14th, 2018, 9:32 am

Forgot that both of the usual Florida faces have already graduated. ^^'

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Regionals: (listed in order of tournament date; dates listed are for both Divisions B and C)
North: University of Florida, Gainesville- January 13, 2018 (regional website)
Central: Lake Nona High School, Orlando- January 13, 2018
Southwest: Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Meyers- January 20, 2018
Northwest: University of West Florida, Pensacola- February 10, 2018
Southeast: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton- February 17, 2018 (regional website)
East: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona- February 17, 2018
South: University of Miami, Miami- February 17, 2018 (regional website)

State: University of Central Florida, Orlando- March 24, 2018 (state information)
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Re: Florida 2018

Postby WhatScience? » January 14th, 2018, 9:35 am

Verdigris wrote:Forgot that both of the usual Florida faces have already graduated. ^^'

State website (regional information)

Regionals: (listed in order of tournament date; dates listed are for both Divisions B and C)
North: University of Florida, Gainesville- January 13, 2018 (regional website)
Central: Lake Nona High School, Orlando- January 13, 2018
Southwest: Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Meyers- January 20, 2018
Northwest: University of West Florida, Pensacola- February 10, 2018
Southeast: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton- February 17, 2018 (regional website)
East: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona- February 17, 2018
South: University of Miami, Miami- February 17, 2018 (regional website)

State: University of Central Florida, Orlando- March 24, 2018 (state information)

2 teams showed up for the first Div c regional...7 for B...does it get more competitive around states???
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Re: Florida 2018

Postby Unome » January 14th, 2018, 9:36 am

WhatScience? wrote:
Verdigris wrote:Forgot that both of the usual Florida faces have already graduated. ^^'

State website (regional information)

Regionals: (listed in order of tournament date; dates listed are for both Divisions B and C)
North: University of Florida, Gainesville- January 13, 2018 (regional website)
Central: Lake Nona High School, Orlando- January 13, 2018
Southwest: Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Meyers- January 20, 2018
Northwest: University of West Florida, Pensacola- February 10, 2018
Southeast: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton- February 17, 2018 (regional website)
East: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona- February 17, 2018
South: University of Miami, Miami- February 17, 2018 (regional website)

State: University of Central Florida, Orlando- March 24, 2018 (state information)

2 teams showed up for the first Div c regional...7 for B...does it get more competitive around states???

Div B states doesn't have very strong teams. Div C is basically Boca Raton and everyone else.
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Re: Florida 2018

Postby Verdigris » January 14th, 2018, 9:45 am

Central Florida Regional Results (score site)
Moving onto State from Division B:
1st: B15- Orlando Science
2nd: B10- Sanford Middle
3rd: B23- Trinity Prep
4th: B18- Orlando Science
5th: B04- Bok Academy
6th: B20- Seminole Science
7th: B25- Arbor Ridge
8th: B12- Lake Nona Middle (home team gotta represent)

Moving onto State from Division C:
1st: C29- Olympia High
2nd: C10- Orlando Science
3rd: C14- Lake Nona High (HOME TEAM GOTTA REPRESENT)
4th: C30- Olympia High
5th: C40- Holy Trinity
6th: C23- Trinity Prep
7th: C12- Seminole High

Particular props to Holy Trinity- I'm pretty sure this is their first year doing Science Olympiad, so it's nice to see them move onto State. ^^ (Also if anyone from Olympia High is reading this, I see your six teams. :P )

And yeah, State gets a lot more competitive, what with Boca Raton and Archimedean. Also a lot of the regions have really small regionals- ours is an outlier, with 35-40 teams per division, but I've heard of regionals where you can just show up and automatically move on.
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Re: Florida 2018

Postby Killboe » January 30th, 2018, 7:22 am

Northern Florida Regional Results (detailed score breakdown)http://uf.soss.floridascienceolympiad.org/Results/?year=2018&embed
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BB4 River City Science Academy - 1st (Home team represent)
BB6 River City Science Academy Group 2 - 2nd
BB1 Fairview Blue - 3rd
BB5 TSMS - 4th
BB2 Fairview Red - 5th
BB7 Bluewave Middle - 6th

Division C
CC1 Dixie County High School STEM Club - 1st
CC2 Fort White High School Indians - 2nd
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Re: Florida 2018

Postby kimpossiblee » February 10th, 2018, 6:43 pm

Verdigris wrote:Forgot that both of the usual Florida faces have already graduated. ^^'

State website (regional information)

Regionals: (listed in order of tournament date; dates listed are for both Divisions B and C)
North: University of Florida, Gainesville- January 13, 2018 (regional website)
Central: Lake Nona High School, Orlando- January 13, 2018
Southwest: Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Meyers- January 20, 2018
Northwest: University of West Florida, Pensacola- February 10, 2018
Southeast: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton- February 17, 2018 (regional website)
East: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona- February 17, 2018
South: University of Miami, Miami- February 17, 2018 (regional website)

State: University of Central Florida, Orlando- March 24, 2018 (state information)


Forgot the West regional which happened on February third :(
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Re: Florida 2018

Postby windu34 » March 17th, 2018, 7:08 pm

Florida States Predictions?

Division B
1.) Archimedean Middle Conservatory - Continue to be the dominant force in Florida Div B and I would expect that to continue to this year.
2.) Orlando Science School - Also have been pretty consistent throughout the years. While it is pretty close between AMC and Orlando Science School, AMC has a lot of experience and heavy parent/teacher involvement so I would continue to give them the edge.
3.) I am not familiar enough with Div B to make a justified prediction for 3rd.

Division C
1.) Boca Raton Community High School - Division C in Florida is going to be EXTREMELY interesting/close this year IMO. While Boca has been dominant for almost a decade now, this has finally changed as they were beat by Archimedean Upper Conservatory at the FAU SE Regionals for the first time in almost a decade (albeit by only a few points after a few events were rescored after awards). While many on this forum expected Boca to do well again this season after a record-breaking nationals performance (12th), nearly all of the physics/chemistry/engineering event competitors that played major roles in making Boca so strong graduated and a few more retired from the team following MIT. I truly believe that consistency in variable events (most engineering events) and luck will play and extremely significant role at the state tournament this year (more so than ever in the past). The only reason I can justify this prediction is that they have more competition experience than Archimedean Upper Conservatory and Cardinal Gibbons and therefore have the best chance at adapting to poor test/event conditions (which will almost certainly occur as is the nature of state tournaments).
2.) Archimedean Upper Conservatory - In addition to finally overthrowing Boca at the FAU SE Regional, AUC has shown to be much more consistent this year than in the past across the board. I really believe that they have an extremely good chance of overthrowing Boca at states and i think they know it too. They also performed significantly better at MIT than in previous years while Boca's performance fell 10 places. The key players in this team did not graduate from what I can tell (for the most part at least) and that additional experience can give them that extra edge to finally win states.
3.) Cardinal Gibbons High School - I am so impressed at this teams improvement over past years. They went from a school that took a few medals, usually in engineering events, to force comparable to Boca and AUC. The only thing that I see that may hold them back is that once placed in a more competitive environment at States, their lower-placing events will fall signifianctly lower (big fish little pond entering the ocean scenario). I do however believe they will do much better than in the past and certainly have a shot at a nationals bid this year.

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Re: Florida 2018

Postby Killboe » March 22nd, 2018, 5:22 pm

I believe that Orlando Science will not get second as my school beat them in the invitationals. In I'd say 2 or 3 events they have not mastered. But that was earlier this year so they probably have perfected. Although for my school, River City Science Academy. We have a very strong team this year and are confident that we will be placed in the top 3.
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Re: Florida 2018

Postby Verdigris » March 23rd, 2018, 6:30 am

Question, has everyone else received the news article for Forensics already? I don't believe that our team ever received ours, though we're in the process of double-checking to make sure there wasn't a mixup.
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Re: Florida 2018

Postby Killboe » March 24th, 2018, 4:52 pm

State Results Div B: They havent posted results online yet so I dont know 4th - all.
1st : River City Science Academy (home team)
2nd: Archimedean Middle
3rd: Orlando Science School
Im extremely excited that we won, this is the first in school history.
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Re: Florida 2018

Postby Verdigris » March 24th, 2018, 5:05 pm

I think they just posted the results about an hour ago, so there’s that. (And congrats to you guys! It’s exciting to see a relatively new face take the gold.)

Div. C results:
1st: Archimedean Upper Conservatory
2nd: Boca Raton Community High School
3rd: Orlando Science Schools
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Re: Florida 2018

Postby Killboe » March 24th, 2018, 9:54 pm

Yeah thanks after they called 3rd we thought we were done for it but somehow we got 1st.
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Re: Florida 2018

Postby pbjay » March 26th, 2018, 2:23 pm

I go to Sanford Middle. We got 2nd in regionals but however this time in states we finished with 6th :cry:
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Re: Florida 2018

Postby Verdigris » March 30th, 2018, 5:05 am

6th overall out of 42 teams is nothing to sneeze at. At States, you have quite a few schools that have been doing SciOly for ages and have most of the events down to a science (literally :P ).

It takes some hard work, but it's far from impossible to steadily improve your placements at State, until eventually you find yourself in 1st or 2nd. Talking from personal experience, Lake Nona High School improved from 21st (or somewhere in the 20s, I don't remember exactly) in 2016, to 9th last year, to 7th this year. And of course, River City Science Academy went from 6th last year to 1st this year, so Archimedean, Orlando Science and co. aren't untouchable.

Now that you've been to States (good job making it to States your first year, by the way), you have a better idea of what you're up against, so you'll be ready to really bring it next time. ;)

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Re: Florida 2018

Postby Killboe » April 6th, 2018, 7:04 am

Are there strategies to get more points on the tests. I was thinking that my partner and I rip out pages of the test and do all of the easiest questions first and then we go onto the hard questions and do all that and at the final 10 minutes we go over everything we aren't sure about. Although we haven't used it yet, we think it may be a good idea.

And by we rip out all the pages I mean we do them by ourselves.
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