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Postby Cheesy Pie » April 10th, 2012, 3:39 am

Says the one who has a creeper as his avvie :P jk naps you're still a creeper
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Postby geminicross » April 10th, 2012, 4:24 am

The county has recommended closing my school (and a few elementary schools) starting 2013-2014. So this year may have been our last year with Science Olympiad, or next year will be. At least we went to State this year :)

I'll be in 9th grade for the last year my school is scheduled to be operational (2012-2013).
I do hope everything works out, with the teachers and all. Hopefully the team continues on.

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Postby paleonaps » April 10th, 2012, 6:59 am

On top of that, junior year sucks. SO MUCH HOMEWORK.
Story of basically all of our lives, man. And at least you actually get to go to Orlando, though that's a bummer about not making your team this year (seriously though, they do that? We only kick returning members off if they're completely unproductive. Then again, you're going to nationals and we aren't...)
It's especially tough when you have to cut senior(s) due to the 7-senior limit, particularly if those seniors truly deserve a spot on the team. We had to cut a member of last year's national team from this year's team due to the 7-senior limit. It was genuinely heartbreaking to have to tell him.
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Postby twototwenty » April 10th, 2012, 7:26 am

The same thing happened to me, paleonaps. I was on the states team last year, but I had some problems at regionals, and another builder went in my place to states. The worst part was, he did really terribly at states, far worse than what I would have done, because he waited until a week before to start working. It was really frustrating.

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Postby RandomPerson » April 10th, 2012, 12:55 pm

On top of that, junior year sucks. SO MUCH HOMEWORK.
Story of basically all of our lives, man. And at least you actually get to go to Orlando, though that's a bummer about not making your team this year (seriously though, they do that? We only kick returning members off if they're completely unproductive. Then again, you're going to nationals and we aren't...)
It's especially tough when you have to cut senior(s) due to the 7-senior limit, particularly if those seniors truly deserve a spot on the team. We had to cut a member of last year's national team from this year's team due to the 7-senior limit. It was genuinely heartbreaking to have to tell him.
yeah it does stink sometimes. But its better than the alternative (risking having teams with 10+ seniors sweeping everyone). FM does this, and I think its a good strategy: Don't take on more than 7 of any year, that way when that year becomes the senior year, you won't have to cut anybody.

The 5 student limit on 9th graders (I believe only applies if your district separates your 9th graders into the high school) is much harsher, it makes cuts a lot less avoidable. I ended up not doing SO my 9th grade year partially because of it (there were 6 9th graders competing for those 5 spots without me).
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Postby PacificGoldenPlover » April 10th, 2012, 1:05 pm

Your 8th graders CARED enough about doing scioly ninth grade year? In the last several years, we had no more than 3 ever do it at the junior high, and this year we had none. Next year, though, I hope to have the full arsenal.
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Postby foreverphysics » April 10th, 2012, 1:08 pm

It's going to be PAIN next year to cut our team to 5 ninth graders.
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Postby EastStroudsburg13 » April 10th, 2012, 1:40 pm

At least for ninth grader, you may still have an option of competing at the high school level. For seniors, if there's too many, you're done.
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Postby knittingfrenzy18 » April 10th, 2012, 1:46 pm

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Postby chia » April 10th, 2012, 2:02 pm

The 5 student limit on 9th graders (I believe only applies if your district separates your 9th graders into the high school) is much harsher, it makes cuts a lot less avoidable. I ended up not doing SO my 9th grade year partially because of it (there were 6 9th graders competing for those 5 spots without me).
Do that many schools actually have 9th graders on their team pulled from the high school? I know our district (Kennedy JHS) has never done it - I didn't realize it was such common practice. We did have a self-imposed limit based on tryouts - if you didn't make the top 15 by the end and you were an 8th grader, sucks to be you, can't be on JV or alternates. Dunnno if they still do that, though.
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