They don't have to lose their freshman, both Wellwood and Eagle Hill Middle Schools (which feed into FMHS) usually have their freshman come back for the team, even though they are at the high school.The same "phenomenon" sort of happened in Kansas the last few years. California Trail was amazingly good at testing events, Oregon Trail (which is sort of well known, I guess) mostly dominated building events. Then CT had to go and do really well at everything this year, so that was the end of that. Both schools are changing from having 7-8-9 formats to 6-7-8, so it will be interesting to see if CT continues their dominance at the state level, having lost their freshmen. But back to the topic at hand (because only Kansans care about that sort of stuff), I think that it's probably better to work more on study and lab events than building events. There's more of them, so you fare better overall. That's probably why the schools that win do better in those events.Centerville only had 5 double digit rankings. Wow. And yes, the awards ceremony was terrible...i really wish these speakers actually learned how to rattle off a list of winners...and Write It to do it? What the heck?
One thing i was thinking about was why do build its like trajectory, mission, it's about time, etc experience the following phenomenon?:
Schools like Centerville dont do so well, but other schools that aren't so well known and do as well as a team finish first. Not to discriminate...but what the heck?
Also, good job Leawood on getting third in Trajectory.