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Re: Extracurricular Thread

Postby SHASO2018 » April 9th, 2019, 6:43 pm

TheCrazyChemist wrote:I like to do buzzer competitions, so I do a lot of them. I do Science Bowl, History Bee (JV and Middle School), Academic Bee, Science Bee,
and Geography Olympiad. I also play the violin. And I do Science Olympiad too.

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Re: Extracurricular Thread

Postby TheCrazyChemist » April 10th, 2019, 6:17 am

SHASO2018 wrote:
TheCrazyChemist wrote:I like to do buzzer competitions, so I do a lot of them. I do Science Bowl, History Bee (JV and Middle School), Academic Bee, Science Bee,
and Geography Olympiad. I also play the violin. And I do Science Olympiad too.


It's okay. There's only an exam at states and regionals, but at nationals there are buzzer rounds. Unfortunately, I'm not very good at geography, and in the buzzer rounds, there are people who are so good that they max out almost immediately. So I never make it very far at nationals for geography.
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Re: Extracurricular Thread

Postby Anomaly » April 10th, 2019, 6:49 am

hmmmm i've severely cut down on all my activities, so the only things I do are orchestra (including honors orch), FBLA, science fair, did some scholastic scrimmage in the beginning of the year, math league (for the memesssss), spanish club (sorta), red cross club (ehhh not so much anymore).
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Re: Extracurricular Thread

Postby primitive_polonium » April 10th, 2019, 7:53 am

My main ECs were Chemistry Olympiad and Science Olympiad (swapped out for Science Bowl in senior year). I also did art, but that was a fairly small commitment. In freshman year I was very gungho NJROTC but I didn't get any leadership positions and generally didn't vibe with some of the people so I quit after sophomore year. I tried doing robotics among other things, but nothing else really interested me very much at all.

You can definitely balance Science Olympiad with other things, especially if your school culture doesn't have a lot of clubs which forbid dual participation in SciOly (eg: at my school, you generally can't do robotics and SciOly). A lot of SciOly people did FBLA and went to Nats for that. A good chunk of us went hardcore in other Olympiads as well. Yet others did newspaper and yearbook, though they were basically told to quit SciOly if they wanted to be chief for either of those ECs.

It gets even easier if your events have overlap with other things. For instance, I did Chem Lab, and I never studied directly for it because everything was covered in ChemOly prep. I can also see overlap with BiOly and bio events, or DP Oceanography and Ocean Bowl.
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Re: Extracurricular Thread

Postby NeBH » April 11th, 2019, 5:47 pm

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Re: Extracurricular Thread

Postby wearymagpie » April 11th, 2019, 9:26 pm

NeBH wrote:Sleep? Anyone?

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Re: Extracurricular Thread

Postby syo_astro » April 11th, 2019, 9:55 pm

Wasn't this already a thread? In fact, my answer here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=11380&hilit=clubs#p325521. Even Unome's, East's AND Lumo's (for those I missed: know that I started cross-checking further but decided to just up and give up, apologies) responses weren't all that different;P.

...but even more fun if you want to see some history: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2767&p=217315&hilit=clubs#p217315
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Re: Extracurricular Thread

Postby megrimlockawesom » April 30th, 2019, 9:31 am

All my clubs are dead lol.

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Re: Extracurricular Thread

Postby irisvirus » May 17th, 2019, 6:34 pm

oh hey, i did FPS in like 5th and 6th grade, thinking about rejoining (went to IC for scenario writing in 6th grade lmao)! i'm also currently in speech & debate (program oral interp, anyone?) and penohio, but penohio is now dead/bankrupt/sued by their parent company (it's a really long complicated story) and there will apparently be a pilot program for a new competitive writing program next year! i play tennis, too, and trombone during marching season but that doesn't overlap with scioly season.
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Re: Extracurricular Thread

Postby NSCDS3RdCaptain » May 25th, 2019, 5:33 pm

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Re: Extracurricular Thread

Postby Things2do » May 25th, 2019, 5:59 pm

Well... I run; hike; backpack; read way too many YEC books and websites; I'm a Eagle Scout with 9 Palms,and I'm working on the 10th to the 14th; I sorta play soccer; I'm currently sorta-experimenting with pyramid energy; I occasionally brush up on my Evolution et cetera, since it always seems to be changing; and more...

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Re: Extracurricular Thread

Postby LittleMissNyan » May 26th, 2019, 9:12 am

Speaking of Scouting, I just joined a girls troop because they are letting girls in now!
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Re: Extracurricular Thread

Postby MTV<=>Operator » May 27th, 2019, 6:37 pm

Wow, the only extracurricular I'm on is the fencing team at my school. I also fence outside of school when it isn't during the season and I'll be going to some tournaments soon. The good thing is that the fencing season is September through November (so not really during Scioly crunch time).
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Re: Extracurricular Thread

Postby PikaPikaChu » May 29th, 2019, 6:05 am

Oof, I've always been fairly involved at school and I'm ngl I usually spend little time on Scioly throughout the year, but I really step up my game in the gap period between Regionals and State (when every activity sort of dies down).

Currently I have a leadership position in girls' tennis, Science National Honors Society, Science Olympiad, American Sign Language Club, and two nonprofit organizations.
Other activities that I'm heavily involved in include debate and club tennis.
Other activities that I'm involved in, but don't take up a lot of time are National Honors Society, Math National Honors Society, and dance.

While that may seem like a lot at first, the reality is that each activity takes up a lot of time-- but during different parts of the year. For example, when debate season starts ending around December, that's when the Scioly season starts heating up. Girls' tennis takes place in the fall, and I'm focusing less on club tennis as senior year comes. Other activities do take up a lot of my time, but again, the time of year when they're at their peak varies.

All in all, my activities are a bit much, but they truly don't take up an excessive amount of time. I still have time to hang out with friends and go to various school dances throughout the year! :)

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I held a part-time job throughout my junior year, I worked the entire summer last year (full-time job), and I will again work the entire summer (full-time job). You can do it too kids!
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Re: Extracurricular Thread

Postby 19alekb » May 29th, 2019, 12:57 pm

anyone else play any sports competitively? I play lacrosse and do rowing.

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