Heh. Now I see why our school has so many teams. xD
Anybody can join Science Olympiad in our school, and we all find partners and practice our events on specific days together.
Some time before invitationals, we make teams based on who can go. By regionals, some people have either gotten booted because of their inactivity in Science Olympiad, or they just quit. We make our actual teams, since most if not all of us can go. After regionals, our coach reads off a list of who's gonna be on the states team, and who can be an alternate. The states team is made up of the people who did well at regionals, and the alternates are the people who are able to help the team. The rest of the people just.. don't go anymore. The states team is basically the same as the nationals team if we make it, unless someone can't go. :[
At least, that's how I think it goes. xD
Nationals 2011: Flying Bird; team (Gelinas) ~ 7th
Nationals 2010: Optics ~ 9th; team (Gelinas) ~ 3rd
Ward Melville FTW <3