User:Chaguy2457

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Chaguy2457's Accomplishments
Number of years in Science Olympiad 2
Number of Invitational Medals 0
Number of Regional Medals 6
Number of State Medals 0
Number of National Medals never reached


chaguy2457 (me) is a student in 12th grade at Collegiate School in New York, New York. I have also attended various other schools in the Tri-State Area.

I am the co-captain of Collegiate, and for the 2015-2016 season I was a new member flip-flopping between the A and B team. As a captain, I hope to reboost the team into top three at regionals and beat our team's best finish at states (18th).

Username

My username stems from my nickname in eighth grade. The origin of the nickname is unknown. Since eighth grade was the time when I joined a bunch of online websites, I made it my username for just about everything since it disguises my real name to those who don't know me but identifies me pretty quickly to those who know me. The numbers following were randomly added once I realized users have already registered the name itself.

Highlights

For a more detailed event history, see Places of Science Olympiad Events.

Teams

CS Chaguy2457 attends Collegiate School.


NY chaguy2457 competes in New York Metropolitan New York.



Division C

4th chaguy2457 has received a 4th place medal in It's About Time at 2016 New York Metropolitan Regionals.
10th chaguy2457 has received a 10th place medal in Fossils at 2016 New York Metropolitan Regionals.
10th chaguy2457 has received a 10th place medal in Game On at 2016 New York Metropolitan Regionals.



6th chaguy2457 has received a 6th place medal in Experimental Design at 2017 New York Metropolitan Regionals.
7th chaguy2457 has received a 7th place medal in Herpetology at 2017 New York Metropolitan Regionals.
8th chaguy2457 has received a 8th place medal in Wind Power at 2017 New York Metropolitan Regionals.




Other Activities

I also participate in other extracurricular activities outside of Science Olympiad. Here is a list of my activities:

  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Violin
  • Guitar
  • Journalism

Places of Science Olympiad Events

Division C

2016

This was my first year competing in Science Olympiad, and I was a junior in high school. The past two years were riddled with other time commitments that barred me from participating. I started off on my school's B team but fought my way onto the A team when it was time for us to go to States. Despite a hopeful top-20 finish at the Yale Invitational and a 4th place finish at Regionals, we placed our worst finish in years at States (36th), which was a huge disappointment for our team. We still beat out our two rivals, The Dalton School and The Trinity School, which made the year not a complete disaster.

Yale Invitational

Yale was a great experience as I got acquainted with how Science Olympiad really works. I competed for the B team. I didn't medal in any event, but I finished in the top half of the event I had prepared by far the most for, Fossils, so I was happy about that. Dynamic Planet went well considering my partner and I were more invested in other events, and during Game On I had a brain fart and neglected maybe half of the rubric.

Fossils: 15th
Dynamic Planet: 25th
Game On: 30th

Team result: 18th (A team) and 31st (B team) School result: 13th

Regionals

Regionals was crazy considering that our team forgot to prepare for event conflicts, so I filled in for other events, leaving me with 6 on the day. I competed for B team again. The highlight was placing 4th in It's About Time even though I was asked to do that event at the last minute (my partner had an amazingly accurate clock, which helped). I landed 2 other medals in Fossils and Game On. Dynamic Planet went OK consider my partner and I forgot to put information about currents on our cheat sheets. Otherwise, the other two events I tried to do were disasters. Luckily, with this performance I was chosen for the team that would attend the State tournament.

It's About Time: 4th
Fossils: 10th
Game On: 10th
Dynamic Planet: 16th
Green Generation: 30th
Forensics: 46th

Team result: 6th (A team), 26th (B team), 49th (C team)
School result: 4th

States

For States, I had to fill in for my friend after he succumbed to an illness. Thus we lost a lot of talent, and I'll admit that I wasn't prepared enough for my events. My only highlight was beating Stuyvesant High School in It's About Time, but otherwise I fell way short of the expectations I had set for myself.

It's About Time: 25th
Dynamic Planet: 30th
Fossils: 32nd
Disease Detectives: 32nd
Game On: 37th
Forensics: 42nd

Team result: 36th

2017

At the end of the 2016 season, I was selected by the coaches and captains to be a co-captain for my senior year. My personal goals are to medal in all three or four of my events at Regionals, and my goals for the team are top 3 for schools at Regionals and top 20 at States. So far we had a solid Yale Invitational and barely missed top 3 schools at Regionals, making our chances at States a bit more favorable.

Yale Invitational

Yale was an eye-opening experience as the only familiar event that I was doing was Game On. Experimental Design did quite well although I wanted to medal (top 6 get medals), and my turbine for Wind Power must have done well considering we placed 15th despite not knowing much for the test. Otherwise, Game On was more or less a disaster as I got cocky and didn't prepare as much as I did last year, and Rocks and Minerals turned out to be much tougher than I expected.

Experimental Design: 9th
Game On: 24th
Rocks and Minerals: 37th
Wind Power: 15th

Team result: 13th (A team) and 35th (B team) School result: 10th

Regionals

For Regionals, my team goal was to medal in 20 out of 25 events, since your worst 5 events were dropped. And we almost executed that plan...save for 3 slip-ups so we wound up only medalling in 17 events, which put us at 4th. It was still a very promising finish looking ahead to states. As for myself, the Experimental Design materials were just five dice, and we did the best that we could. Luckily that was good enough for 6th. Herpetology was a good surprise as I didn't really know if the binder that was prepared was good enough, but I'll take 7th considering the amount of confidence I had. Rocks and Minerals felt better but not great, as our 16th place finish shows. And while I still designed the turbine for Wind Power, I had two others take the test, so they got stuck on the physics portion of it. Considering that landed 8th place, I'm quite optimistic about this event.

Experimental Design: 6th
Herpetology: 7th
Rocks and Minerals: 16th
Wind Power: 8th

Team result: 4th (A team), 37th (B team), 60th (C team)
School result: 4th

States

Especially considering the teams we beat at both Yale and Regionals, I'm confident that my team, despite the fact that we will be down one member, can secure a top 20 spot at States. My thinking is that if the team can place 27th or better in every event (top half), we would be almost guaranteed top 25 (if we really get 27 in every event). With a few more results doing better than 27th, we could definitely crack the top 20 again. I will be doing Experimental Design, Hovercraft, Rocks and Minerals, and Wind Power.

Favorite Events

Here are my top 5 favorite Division C events.

Division C

  1. Experimental Design
  2. Wind Power
  3. Fossils
  4. It's About Time
  5. Herpetology