During my first year st SO, I had WIDI as one of my events. At my second or third invitational, the proctor was running late, and when he got here, he realized he didn't have the key to the room. We had to wait another 10 minutes to get a key from a janitor, who then unlocked the door for us. When we got in the room, the proctor decided to give us full time to be fair, seems like a good idea? No. There were multiple kids who needed to go to an event right after, and they had their time cut by like 10 minutes. At every other invitational, they had structures for everybody to look at, but at this one, the proctor only had one and it was at the front of the room on a desk. The proctor only allowed 2 kids to come up at once to look at it for like 2 minutes, and we had to remember what it looked like, until we asked to go up again.
After the event was over, my partner told me after that the proctor, while handing out materials, said ,"Oh sorry if you all don't have the same things, I was putting it together while I was watching TV." And someone asked him, "Um, I don't have a yellow toothpick." He then replied, "Oh, color doesn't matter." Normally that would, so we were all appalled.
When we got the results back, and the grading rubric, it was very brief, it said stuff like, Dot on bottom of cup, it wasn't specific at all. And it said, 3 toothpicks on side of plate, we were shocked, because basically everyone got points for it, and it was really was just a poorly run event.
2017-2018 Science and Arts Academy
British School/Rockford Christian/Grayslake/Nequa Valley/Regionals/State/Nationals
Mystery Architecture: 1/1/1/-/-/-
Towers: 1/2/SOMETHING ATROCIOUS/-/-/-/-