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Re: Proudest Moments

Post by Froggie » January 10th, 2018, 9:39 am

Unome wrote:...what has this thread devolved into?
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Re: Proudest Moments

Post by Pettywap » January 10th, 2018, 9:55 am

Froggie wrote:My proudest moment was when we got 2nd at states (it meant we could go to nats because top 2 go in my state). I was the only 6th grader then and I was really happy (I bombed Optics but we don't need to talk about that).
At least we didn't get disqualified? You weren't there for the year before but there were tears of sadness.
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Re: Proudest Moments

Post by PM2017 » January 11th, 2018, 11:20 pm

So far, it was placing sixth at states in astro. Yes, I know this sounds very noob-y, but we were a second year team, and we had put so much effort into it. Comparing those notes to my binder full of printed out articles in 2016, it was such a major improvement.

I'm hoping that I'll have something else to report on this thread by the end of the year.
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Post by Towerman0425 » January 12th, 2018, 6:06 pm

My proudest moment in Science Olympiad is when our team made it to Nats in 2017 for the first time in the history of the school. So in 2016 our team was look very good we were consecutively beating power house schools. So at regionals our team got first over our rival middle school and was going to state. At state we had a pretty successful day get a record score in Mission possible and Bridges. So it was time for Awards and 19/22 of our events placed (bottle rockets was trialed). We thought we were going to go to nationals. It was time for the final ranks. 6th,5th,4th and then 3rd place they said the team that got 3rd place lost by four points and then announced our school. We were very sad very disappointed and I can surly say that was not a fun bus ride home. The day after states we were more determined then ever. We started practices for the 2017 year before nationals and we coming in strong! We were doing fairly well at our invitationals but not as good as 2016. Then it was regionals time again we pulled out a first place again but it was very close. We studied like our lives depended on it. Then the day that gave us nightmares States. Our team was very nervous and could not forget about the year before. The competition was amazing all day. The reports coming back to home room about each event sounded better than before. Our Mission and Tower again broke our best scores ever. Then it was the time we dreaded Awards. Our team looked like we we crazy or something some ids were rolling on the floor some walking in circles and some trying to sleep to act like it was tomorrow. We placed in 18/23 we didn't know how it went. We all thought we lost and were all depressed. Team awards then came on 6th Not us, 5th Not us, 4th Not us, 3rd we all prepared for them to call our name to send us in our downward spiral. Then the they announced it 3rd Place Not us we all were sure we didn't place at all. Then they announced second not us we were very confused and definitely thought that the events that we placed in got last place and we got seventh. 1st place at you state tournament going to nationals. OUR TEAM! We all jumped up screaming probably deafening the audience. We finally did it we made it to nationals. I personally could not go to sleep that night I was so full of energy. So one thing I have definitely learned from science olympiad is that never give up and you get what you put in.
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Re: Proudest Moments

Post by ScottMaurer19 » January 12th, 2018, 6:43 pm

Towerman0425 wrote:My proudest moment in Science Olympiad is when our team made it to Nats in 2017 for the first time in the history of the school. So in 2016 our team was look very good we were consecutively beating power house schools. So at regionals our team got first over our rival middle school and was going to state. At state we had a pretty successful day get a record score in Mission possible and Bridges. So it was time for Awards and 19/22 of our events placed (bottle rockets was trialed). We thought we were going to go to nationals. It was time for the final ranks. 6th,5th,4th and then 3rd place they said the team that got 3rd place lost by four points and then announced our school. We were very sad very disappointed and I can surly say that was not a fun bus ride home. The day after states we were more determined then ever. We started practices for the 2017 year before nationals and we coming in strong! We were doing fairly well at our invitationals but not as good as 2016. Then it was regionals time again we pulled out a first place again but it was very close. We studied like our lives depended on it. Then the day that gave us nightmares States. Our team was very nervous and could not forget about the year before. The competition was amazing all day. The reports coming back to home room about each event sounded better than before. Our Mission and Tower again broke our best scores ever. Then it was the time we dreaded Awards. Our team looked like we we crazy or something some ids were rolling on the floor some walking in circles and some trying to sleep to act like it was tomorrow. We placed in 18/23 we didn't know how it went. We all thought we lost and were all depressed. Team awards then came on 6th Not us, 5th Not us, 4th Not us, 3rd we all prepared for them to call our name to send us in our downward spiral. Then the they announced it 3rd Place Not us we all were sure we didn't place at all. Then they announced second not us we were very confused and definitely thought that the events that we placed in got last place and we got seventh. 1st place at you state tournament going to nationals. OUR TEAM! We all jumped up screaming probably deafening the audience. We finally did it we made it to nationals. I personally could not go to sleep that night I was so full of energy. So one thing I have definitely learned from science olympiad is that never give up and you get what you put in.
I distinctly remember being beaten by Tower Heights at pretty much every tournament except Wright state and states 2016. It was impressive. Your team might have been able to squeak into second if bottle rockets had been counted.
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Re: Proudest Moments

Post by dxu46 » January 12th, 2018, 6:55 pm

Towerman0425 wrote:My proudest moment in Science Olympiad is when our team made it to Nats in 2017 for the first time in the history of the school. So in 2016 our team was look very good we were consecutively beating power house schools. So at regionals our team got first over our rival middle school and was going to state. At state we had a pretty successful day get a record score in Mission possible and Bridges. So it was time for Awards and 19/22 of our events placed (bottle rockets was trialed). We thought we were going to go to nationals. It was time for the final ranks. 6th,5th,4th and then 3rd place they said the team that got 3rd place lost by four points and then announced our school. We were very sad very disappointed and I can surly say that was not a fun bus ride home. The day after states we were more determined then ever. We started practices for the 2017 year before nationals and we coming in strong! We were doing fairly well at our invitationals but not as good as 2016. Then it was regionals time again we pulled out a first place again but it was very close. We studied like our lives depended on it. Then the day that gave us nightmares States. Our team was very nervous and could not forget about the year before. The competition was amazing all day. The reports coming back to home room about each event sounded better than before. Our Mission and Tower again broke our best scores ever. Then it was the time we dreaded Awards. Our team looked like we we crazy or something some ids were rolling on the floor some walking in circles and some trying to sleep to act like it was tomorrow. We placed in 18/23 we didn't know how it went. We all thought we lost and were all depressed. Team awards then came on 6th Not us, 5th Not us, 4th Not us, 3rd we all prepared for them to call our name to send us in our downward spiral. Then the they announced it 3rd Place Not us we all were sure we didn't place at all. Then they announced second not us we were very confused and definitely thought that the events that we placed in got last place and we got seventh. 1st place at you state tournament going to nationals. OUR TEAM! We all jumped up screaming probably deafening the audience. We finally did it we made it to nationals. I personally could not go to sleep that night I was so full of energy. So one thing I have definitely learned from science olympiad is that never give up and you get what you put in.
Wow... I thought Wydown's reaction to them getting 2nd and making it to nats was something...

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Re: Proudest Moments

Post by EastStroudsburg13 » January 13th, 2018, 7:29 am

Every team that makes nationals for the first time, especially beating a nationals regular in the process, is going to be extremely excited about it. Breaking something like that is going to mean so much to any team that accomplishes it.

Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if our team's reaction to finally making states in 2012 was stronger than some teams' reactions to qualifying for nationals if they make it every year. Breaking any sort of major barrier can be really exhilarating.
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Post by Unome » January 13th, 2018, 2:33 pm

Towerman0425 wrote:My proudest moment in Science Olympiad is when our team made it to Nats in 2017 for the first time in the history of the school. So in 2016 our team was look very good we were consecutively beating power house schools. So at regionals our team got first over our rival middle school and was going to state. At state we had a pretty successful day get a record score in Mission possible and Bridges. So it was time for Awards and 19/22 of our events placed (bottle rockets was trialed). We thought we were going to go to nationals. It was time for the final ranks. 6th,5th,4th and then 3rd place they said the team that got 3rd place lost by four points and then announced our school. We were very sad very disappointed and I can surly say that was not a fun bus ride home. The day after states we were more determined then ever. We started practices for the 2017 year before nationals and we coming in strong! We were doing fairly well at our invitationals but not as good as 2016. Then it was regionals time again we pulled out a first place again but it was very close. We studied like our lives depended on it. Then the day that gave us nightmares States. Our team was very nervous and could not forget about the year before. The competition was amazing all day. The reports coming back to home room about each event sounded better than before. Our Mission and Tower again broke our best scores ever. Then it was the time we dreaded Awards. Our team looked like we we crazy or something some ids were rolling on the floor some walking in circles and some trying to sleep to act like it was tomorrow. We placed in 18/23 we didn't know how it went. We all thought we lost and were all depressed. Team awards then came on 6th Not us, 5th Not us, 4th Not us, 3rd we all prepared for them to call our name to send us in our downward spiral. Then the they announced it 3rd Place Not us we all were sure we didn't place at all. Then they announced second not us we were very confused and definitely thought that the events that we placed in got last place and we got seventh. 1st place at you state tournament going to nationals. OUR TEAM! We all jumped up screaming probably deafening the audience. We finally did it we made it to nationals. I personally could not go to sleep that night I was so full of energy. So one thing I have definitely learned from science olympiad is that never give up and you get what you put in.
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Re: Proudest Moments

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Unome wrote:
Towerman0425 wrote:My proudest moment in Science Olympiad is when our team made it to Nats in 2017 for the first time in the history of the school. So in 2016 our team was look very good we were consecutively beating power house schools. So at regionals our team got first over our rival middle school and was going to state. At state we had a pretty successful day get a record score in Mission possible and Bridges. So it was time for Awards and 19/22 of our events placed (bottle rockets was trialed). We thought we were going to go to nationals. It was time for the final ranks. 6th,5th,4th and then 3rd place they said the team that got 3rd place lost by four points and then announced our school. We were very sad very disappointed and I can surly say that was not a fun bus ride home. The day after states we were more determined then ever. We started practices for the 2017 year before nationals and we coming in strong! We were doing fairly well at our invitationals but not as good as 2016. Then it was regionals time again we pulled out a first place again but it was very close. We studied like our lives depended on it. Then the day that gave us nightmares States. Our team was very nervous and could not forget about the year before. The competition was amazing all day. The reports coming back to home room about each event sounded better than before. Our Mission and Tower again broke our best scores ever. Then it was the time we dreaded Awards. Our team looked like we we crazy or something some ids were rolling on the floor some walking in circles and some trying to sleep to act like it was tomorrow. We placed in 18/23 we didn't know how it went. We all thought we lost and were all depressed. Team awards then came on 6th Not us, 5th Not us, 4th Not us, 3rd we all prepared for them to call our name to send us in our downward spiral. Then the they announced it 3rd Place Not us we all were sure we didn't place at all. Then they announced second not us we were very confused and definitely thought that the events that we placed in got last place and we got seventh. 1st place at you state tournament going to nationals. OUR TEAM! We all jumped up screaming probably deafening the audience. We finally did it we made it to nationals. I personally could not go to sleep that night I was so full of energy. So one thing I have definitely learned from science olympiad is that never give up and you get what you put in.
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