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Re: 2020 National Tournament: North Carolina State University

Post by jaggie34 » March 11th, 2020, 3:12 pm

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First off I just want to say I understand that the measures taken by Science Olympiad, while drastic, had to be done for safety purposes, and that our #1 concern has to be our own health and the health of others. That being said, I feel an extraordinary mix of emotions, of frustration, sadness, and defeat. I've put the past 3 years of my life into Science Olympiad, and I'm sure many of you have put even more time in and will continue to in the future. To have this series of events take place is heartbreaking for all of us. For all Science Olympians, I'm sure it's just as hard for you as it is for me to accept what has happened, and for my fellow seniors, I'm sure it's even more difficult. All that being said, I have a few things I'd like to say that I've been thinking about while I've been denying the inevitable. First to all those who will still be competing next year, if you truly love Science Olympiad as much as I do, don't stop working as hard as you can. I'm sure it will be easy to take a break from the studying and building, and saying that you'll just come back next year. Keep working through it to be the best in your events. Now for the seniors: I understand if you feel like you're done with Science Olympiad. As the most competative person I know, the thought that I've finished my last tournament feels awful and has crushed my motivation. If you decide that you're done with Science Olympiad, good luck in your pursuits, and I hope that you take the passion you had for your events into your future. For those who feel unfulfilled, I ask that you do what I'll be doing and start helping underclassmen and writing tests to make next year's season great. I feel that Science Olympiad has been to great a part of my life to give up, and I'm going to start taking actions that will allow me to continue and feel fulfilled. I wish good luck to everyone competing next year, and good luck to everyone who's competed their final time.
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Re: 2020 National Tournament: North Carolina State University

Post by bernard » March 11th, 2020, 4:12 pm

Let's move discussion of event replay to the Replaying Events for 2021 topic. I'm seeing similar discussions start across many topics, so I'll be moving over related posts.
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Re: 2020 National Tournament: North Carolina State University

Post by LIPX3 » March 11th, 2020, 5:06 pm

Imagine Wayzata today... Mound Views streak of representing Minnesota goes unbroken!

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Re: 2020 National Tournament: North Carolina State University

Post by Booknerd » March 11th, 2020, 6:25 pm

For those teams that did qualify for nationals this year, do they get to go next year? Because I understand that the events will stay the same next season, so it would be as if nats got postponed a year for those teams.
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Re: 2020 National Tournament: North Carolina State University

Post by snowyowl » March 11th, 2020, 6:45 pm

Booknerd wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 6:25 pm
For those teams that did qualify for nationals this year, do they get to go next year? Because I understand that the events will stay the same next season, so it would be as if nats got postponed a year for those teams.
No, sadly I do not think that this could realistically happen.

Basically, Science Olympiads is treating this year as if it did not exist.
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Re: 2020 National Tournament: North Carolina State University

Post by Nurd07 » March 11th, 2020, 8:18 pm

You see, I posted that nationals got canceled about and hour before it got announced, but my post got deleted (I can predict the future).

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Re: 2020 National Tournament: North Carolina State University

Post by TheRaggedFlygon » March 11th, 2020, 8:59 pm

LIPX3 wrote:
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Imagine Wayzata today... Mound Views streak of representing Minnesota goes unbroken!
Whelp. The past three days were fun while they lasted.

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Re: 2020 National Tournament: North Carolina State University

Post by theskyisred » March 12th, 2020, 3:57 am

snowyowl wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Booknerd wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 6:25 pm
For those teams that did qualify for nationals this year, do they get to go next year? Because I understand that the events will stay the same next season, so it would be as if nats got postponed a year for those teams.
No, sadly I do not think that this could realistically happen.

Basically, Science Olympiads is treating this year as if it did not exist.
If it is like the year didn't exist, will they allow the old 8th graders back into the team?
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Re: 2020 National Tournament: North Carolina State University

Post by CPScienceDude » March 12th, 2020, 4:15 am

theskyisred wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 3:57 am
snowyowl wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Booknerd wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 6:25 pm
For those teams that did qualify for nationals this year, do they get to go next year? Because I understand that the events will stay the same next season, so it would be as if nats got postponed a year for those teams.
No, sadly I do not think that this could realistically happen.

Basically, Science Olympiads is treating this year as if it did not exist.
If it is like the year didn't exist, will they allow the old 8th graders back into the team?
5 Freshmen are allowed on any Div B team anyway.
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Re: 2020 National Tournament: North Carolina State University

Post by EastStroudsburg13 » March 12th, 2020, 5:23 am

CPScienceDude wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 4:15 am
theskyisred wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 3:57 am
snowyowl wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 6:45 pm


No, sadly I do not think that this could realistically happen.

Basically, Science Olympiads is treating this year as if it did not exist.
If it is like the year didn't exist, will they allow the old 8th graders back into the team?
5 Freshmen are allowed on any Div B team anyway.
What about allowing 3 college freshmen back on any Div C team. :?:
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