I hope everyone is enjoying their school year and the beginning of the Science Olympiad season!
I want everyone to cherish every moment of their Science Olympiad experience throughout school... this organization is one of the most well organized, fun, and educational competitions out there. When I was in middle and high school, Science Olympiad was by far the best thing I participated in. Throughout your time in SO, you will no doubt find yourself in both exciting as well as disappointing situations of various magnitudes. Make sure to have fun, but on either end of the spectrum, make sure you keep an excellent level of sportsmanship. If another team is having technical difficulties with a calculator, for example, allow them to borrow yours. When you meet one of the countless amounts of volunteers at competitions, make sure to thank them for their work. Also, never give up! Success is achieved through hard work and dedication... keep this in mind!
Good luck to everyone during the 2011-2012 Science Olympiad season!