Sad Nationals Is Over?

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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby junexia » May 24th, 2010, 4:48 pm

I have been in SciO for three years, and this is the first it managed to completely consume my life. I don't know what to do with my free time either...... maybe study for my SAT II?
That sounds like a plan.
wow really? i cant imagine being in science olympiad and not being obsessed right away. although it does have its ups and downs, science olympiad is still the best. i guess i'll just start prepping for next year's events :)
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby paleonaps » May 24th, 2010, 4:53 pm

When I started I was an alternate, and resented not having free time.
Last year, I managed to balance SciO with a life and other hobbies, so I didn't feel too obsessed.
But this year...............total obsession.
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby junexia » May 24th, 2010, 5:33 pm

When I started I was an alternate, and resented not having free time.
Last year, I managed to balance SciO with a life and other hobbies, so I didn't feel too obsessed.
But this year...............total obsession.
ah. i understand. i mean, being on the team as an alternate is super fun, but its nothing compared to actually competing in real events. i had already heard about science olympiad last year and was fully planning on joining this year, so i came in knowing that i needed to get a spot to compete, cuz im just that type of person. i worked really hard, and the harder i worked, the more i loved science olympiad.
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby poparteeb2 » May 24th, 2010, 5:55 pm

Haha I still can't believe my coach won that appeal for me! LOL yes, I was basically in a depression and working really slowly after the supervisor DQed me...luckily my partner still kept her head.

Ugh. I don't have any free time. It's back to swimming. Double bummer...
Regionals: 1st place Crime, 1st place Anatomy, 3rd place Experimental Design.
States: 1st Place Anatomy, 2nd Place Experimental Design, 6th Place Crime, 26th Place Powders *wince*
Nationals: 4th place Anatomy, 4th place Crime, 30th Powders *wince again*
Overall team ranking: 7th

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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby tclme elmo » May 24th, 2010, 6:23 pm

Haha I still can't believe my coach won that appeal for me! LOL yes, I was basically in a depression and working really slowly after the supervisor DQed me...luckily my partner still kept her head.

Ugh. I don't have any free time. It's back to swimming. Double bummer...
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby zyzzyva980 » May 24th, 2010, 6:26 pm

Yes, please explain.
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby SidT » May 24th, 2010, 9:24 pm

Are you talking about that DQ in Can't Judge a Powder?
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby tclme elmo » May 25th, 2010, 12:11 pm

I guess?
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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby poparteeb2 » May 25th, 2010, 3:39 pm

Yes, please explain.
Yeah, that DQ. So basically I got lost on campus and came in as that supervisor was giving her instructions. So I had to talk to her assistant and he checked my kit for goggles, apron, etc....so I didn't hear everything she said, including "not removing your goggles unless you're in the hallway". When she was about to start the demonstration, I came over and started to defog my goggles. She DQed me on the spot. Luckily, my coach and I won the appeal...was removing my goggles onto my forehead in the aisle unsafe, we asked her? And I can't believe the people ruled in our favor :D.
Regionals: 1st place Crime, 1st place Anatomy, 3rd place Experimental Design.
States: 1st Place Anatomy, 2nd Place Experimental Design, 6th Place Crime, 26th Place Powders *wince*
Nationals: 4th place Anatomy, 4th place Crime, 30th Powders *wince again*
Overall team ranking: 7th

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Re: Sad Nationals Is Over?

Postby HappySciencePie » May 25th, 2010, 3:59 pm

Hey, the lady was mean. There was no reason for her to lash out at you and the coach the way she did. :[
But YES. It was a miracle that the appeal actually worked, especially since it was three hours later than the one-hour window that we're supposed to have. And at Nationals, no less. Monumental. xD
Actually, we still would have gotten in 3rd place overall even if you had been DQ'd. :P
It's great that you managed to stay calm afterwards, though. When I saw you at Elevated Bridge, you were even smiling at us. :D
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