Let's see...CLUTCH ACHIEVEMENT
: Honestly, I try not to, but in 7th grade I started studying Microbe Mission the night before an invitational our school was hosting; my partner and I got 4th. (Honorable mention: my brother built a water clock for It's About Time the night before an invitational and ranked in the top 10.)SPEEDBUILD ACHIEVEMENT
: Maglev at BISOT last year. I did a terrible job of soldering the motor, so I had to spazz and find electrical tape. Then, I had to reposition everything on the car 5 minutes before impound. Ugh. Also, countless towers and boomilevers of mine shattered on the road. At least I always brought super glue and extra wood!FLYING SOLO ACHIEVEMENT
: JC Booth in 7th grade because I loaned my cheat sheet to my partner, and he left it on his desk.ANCIENT EGYPT ACHIEVEMENT
: Crime Busters in 6th grade because I was too dumb to know how to use Publisher. And then I got a ribbon at Regionals.GUESTIMATION ACHIEVEMENT
: Battery Buggy in 7th grade. My coach basically told me to wing it, and I was unaware of the rule that allowed teams to even mop the track if they so desired (JC Booth) or use protractors, but I ended up winning the event twice that season and got a ribbon at state.REVERSE ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT
: Pretty much my first go on any building event. I don't feel like listing all the stuff I've won.BEAT THE CURVE ACHIEVEMENT
: WIDI at Wright State 2012. We apparently won with a 40%; I cannot recall how many people were disqualified for using the degree symbol. MULTIPLE GUESS ACHIEVEMENT
: Microbe Mission, Disease Detectives, Food Science, CompMach, and Maglev every time. Lol.BS(ish) ACHIEVEMENT
: We had a question on Food Science Nationals 2012 about the experiments we were supposed to have conducted that year at practice, but our team hardly did any. I remembered the results to a baking soda lab in which we changed the amount added to cupcakes and wrote the summary to the best of my ability. Judging by the fact that we medaled, I think that I got at least some credit on that question.HOST ACHIEVEMENT
: Maglev last year because everyone on the event except me had senioritis; this also happens a lot at my school at invitationals because people decide to cancel at the last minute (not just in my events but also everyone else's).PARASITE ACHIEVEMENT
: Bungee Drop this year. But that will change soon.UNCONTESTED ACHIEVEMENT
: ExpD almost every time that I've won.RAGE ACHIEVEMENT
: Not first, but fourth. There used to be some dumb rule in GA that if a school had more than 2 teams, only the top 2 scoring teams could get medals even if all 3+ ranked in the top 4. In 6th grade, my school's A and C teams placed higher than B in CJAP, so even though my partner and I got 4th, we did not get a medal.CONSISTENCY ACHIEVEMENT
: This year in ExpD at the first two invitationals, I got 1st.
Now the achievements I made up:ESPAÑA ACHIEVEMENT
: Like the Murrca Achievement, but in 8th grade I got 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th at my regional tournament meaning red and yellow for the stripes and green and white for parts of the crest.AESTHETICS/ ANTI-AESTHETICS ACHIEVEMENT
: This one was hard to classify as aesthetics or anti-aesthetics because I had painted a Triforce on my Maglev car and patched it in places with bacon duct tape, but it was also made out of crappy styrofoam and some magnets that could not stay on the bottom. Also, the wire cage around my propeller was woven from some spare chicken wire I found laying around the night before because I had almost forgotten about that rule. Regardless of classification, I got 2nd at Regionals.(-1)^n ACHIEVEMENT
: (Alternating between winning and losing) WIDI in 8th grade. I alternated between 5th and 1st place for the first 4 tournaments of the year, then Nationals happened.ANTI-STOIC ACHIEVEMENT
: (Celebrating a win excessively) I was on an extremely bad caffeine high at Wright State 2012. When I won WIDI, which I thought I had lost badly in, I started jumping around and hit a beach ball that I somehow had on stage. Then, I high fived random people from Solon (or Magsig- cannot remember).STOIC ACHIEVEMENT
: (Showing no emotion about a win) Because of the fact that we had gotten 4 hours of sleep the night before and coupled with my partner being disappointed that we only got 6th place and not 1st, I death stared the camera for the live stream of the 2012 Nationals awards ceremony for a good minute or so while on stage. There's a FANTASTIC picture of it in the hall at my middle school!SEA CUCUMBER ACHIEVEMENT
: (Have you or a partner consume sand and excrete it somehow during an event) That's right, in 7th grade, the same partner who forgot our cheat sheet for Crime Busters ate SAND and claimed that he thought it was sugar. He "excreted" it by spitting it out all over the lab table and exclaiming, "Blegh it's sand!!!!" Needless to say, we were disqualified. And he got sent to C team despite the fact that he was an 8th grader, hahaha.
One last thing:
ceg7654 wrote:SCRIPPS ACHIEVEMENT:
Spell your name or your school's name wrong on a test or a box/bag with materials or building stuff from your school. Hasn't happened to me, but some other friends have done it
In B division my school's B team ExpD group accidentally wrote "Futon Science Academy" instead of "Fulton Science Academy", so the witty grader wrote "Comfy!"
Remember, we are proud of every team that participated and you are all winners.