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Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Postby havenguy » May 6th, 2011, 12:44 pm

What do people think pennsylvania will place at nats this year?
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Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Postby junexia » May 6th, 2011, 1:33 pm

What do people think pennsylvania will place at nats this year?

We want to place well, because the past 2 years have been pretty bad for us. We got 14th and 19th last year, and 15th and 20th in 2009. I expect Pennsylvania to place in the top 10, because we are one of the more competitive states.
just because we are competitive does not mean we will definitely place in the top ten. we certainly have a chance, but this is nationals, and there are also many other good teams that have worked extremely hard. hopefully we will, but nothing is guaranteed.
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Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Postby L42 » May 7th, 2011, 11:13 am

I am heading over to the Univ of Pennsylvania for college next year and I was wondering if there were opportunities to volunteer for Pennsylvania Science Olympiad there.
There aren't any actual competitions at Penn but there is the Southeast Pennsylvania regional tournament at Cabrini College (which would be the closest competition to you). You could probably contact the people there and ask if they need volunteers or could put you in touch with someone. Here's a link to the PA site: http://projects.juniata.edu/scioly/regional.html . There's also an invitational at Conestoga High School (which is also not too far from Philly) and you could try them as well: http://battleatvalleyforge.wikispaces.com/.
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Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Postby nejanimb » May 7th, 2011, 12:41 pm

Hey Alaric - Congrats! Penn should be awesome.

Definitely look into helping out with PA Olympiad - It's a fun organization! I worked with VA SO this year (Supervised Towers at both Regionals and TPS at States) and I found it really rewarding. In addition to the competitions mentioned by L42, Bayard Rustin hosts a Div B Invitational as well that you might be able to help out at if you talk to their coaches. Depending on which events you want to work on, you can get in touch with those people too - for instance, the guy who supervises the balsa event every year is with Penncrest, so if you talk to them they might have you help out. (Find them at nationals too?)

Getting to Cabrini / Stoga / Rustin and any of those is very easy - Septa (the train/bus system) has lines that'll take you right there, and almost definitely people will be able to help you out. I'd wager though that the olympiad organization would welcome someone with your experience and expertise - definitely look into it! Good luck at Nats too.
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Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Postby fishman100 » May 7th, 2011, 5:11 pm

Hey Alaric - Congrats! Penn should be awesome.

Definitely look into helping out with PA Olympiad - It's a fun organization! I worked with VA SO this year (Supervised Towers at both Regionals and TPS at States) and I found it really rewarding. In addition to the competitions mentioned by L42, Bayard Rustin hosts a Div B Invitational as well that you might be able to help out at if you talk to their coaches. Depending on which events you want to work on, you can get in touch with those people too - for instance, the guy who supervises the balsa event every year is with Penncrest, so if you talk to them they might have you help out. (Find them at nationals too?)

Getting to Cabrini / Stoga / Rustin and any of those is very easy - Septa (the train/bus system) has lines that'll take you right there, and almost definitely people will be able to help you out. I'd wager though that the olympiad organization would welcome someone with your experience and expertise - definitely look into it! Good luck at Nats too.
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What do people think pennsylvania will place at nats this year?

We want to place well, because the past 2 years have been pretty bad for us. We got 14th and 19th last year, and 15th and 20th in 2009. I expect Pennsylvania to place in the top 10, because we are one of the more competitive states.
Well 14th is pretty close to 10th. Good luck :)
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Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Postby boomtech » May 7th, 2011, 11:42 pm

Hey Alaric - Congrats! Penn should be awesome.

Definitely look into helping out with PA Olympiad - It's a fun organization! I worked with VA SO this year (Supervised Towers at both Regionals and TPS at States) and I found it really rewarding. In addition to the competitions mentioned by L42, Bayard Rustin hosts a Div B Invitational as well that you might be able to help out at if you talk to their coaches. Depending on which events you want to work on, you can get in touch with those people too - for instance, the guy who supervises the balsa event every year is with Penncrest, so if you talk to them they might have you help out. (Find them at nationals too?)

Getting to Cabrini / Stoga / Rustin and any of those is very easy - Septa (the train/bus system) has lines that'll take you right there, and almost definitely people will be able to help you out. I'd wager though that the olympiad organization would welcome someone with your experience and expertise - definitely look into it! Good luck at Nats too.
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Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Postby havenguy » May 8th, 2011, 2:30 pm

fishman100 wrote: Well 14th is pretty close to 10th. Good luck
Thanks. 14th is great, and that is a tough goal to beat this year.
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Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Postby gyourkoshaven » May 22nd, 2011, 8:33 am

Great job at nationals Penncrest, Harriton, and Shady Side!
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Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Postby Littleboy » May 22nd, 2011, 8:38 am

Great job at nationals Penncrest, Harriton, Strath Haven and Shady Side!
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Re: Pennsylvania 2011

Postby fishman100 » May 22nd, 2011, 8:56 am

Lol, but I have to agree.

Congrats to Strath haven for getting 11th!

And congrats to the other PA teams as well-I saw PA consistently on the award ceremony slideshow thingy.
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