User:Entomology

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The user Entomology is currently a captain of Canyon Crest Academy, located in Southern California. She was the first co-president (and co-founder!) of the Scioly Student Committee at Carmel Valley Middle School, and has since stayed regularly involved with the Science Olympiad program there as a coach. Her favorite event is actually Fossils, not Entomology.

She was the Assassinator in Game 108: Another Wright State gone wrong.

Entomology's Accomplishments
Number of years competing 5
Total medals 25
Total Ribbons 5
Invitational medals 10
Regional medals 11
State medals 4

Notable Achievements

2018

Gold Entomology has received a Gold medal in Herpetology at 2018 Southern California States.
5th Entomology has received a 5th place medal in Rocks and Minerals at 2018 Southern California States.
4th Entomology has received a 4th place medal in Rocks and Minerals at 2018 San Diego Regionals.
5th Entomology has received a 5th place medal in Herpetology at 2018 San Diego Regionals.
Bronze Entomology has received a Bronze medal in Ecology at 2018 San Diego Regionals.



2017

Bronze Entomology has received a Bronze medal in Rocks and Minerals at 2017 San Diego Regionals.
5th Entomology has received a 5th place medal in Ecology at 2017 San Diego Regionals.
10th Entomology has received a 10th place medal in Invasive Species at 2017 San Diego Regionals.



2016

Gold Entomology has received a Gold medal in Fossils at 2016 Southern California States.
6th Entomology has received a 6th place medal in Invasive Species at 2016 Southern California States.
Bronze Entomology has received a Bronze medal in Fossils at 2016 San Diego Regionals.
Bronze Entomology has received a Bronze medal in Fossils at 2016 Mesa Robles invitationals.
Bronze Entomology has received a Bronze medal in Invasive Species at 2016 Mesa Robles Invitationals.
Bronze Entomology has received a Bronze medal in Experimental Design at 2016 Mesa Robles Invitationals.
Gold Entomology has received a Gold medal in Fossils at 2016 Carmel Valley Invitationals.
Gold Entomology has received a Gold medal in Bridge Building at 2016 Carmel Valley Invitationals.
Bronze Entomology has received a Bronze medal in Invasive Species at 2016 Carmel Valley Invitationals.
4th Entomology has received a 4th place medal in Experimental Design at 2016 Carmel Valley

Invitationals.

Gold Entomology has received a Gold medal in Fossils at 2016 Carmel Valley Mini Comp.
Bronze Entomology has received a Bronze medal in Experimental Design at 2016 Carmel Valley Mini Comp.
Bronze Entomology has received a Bronze medal in Invasive Species at 2016 Carmel Valley Mini Comp.







2015

Gold Entomology has received a Gold medal in Entomology at 2015 San Diego Regionals.
Bronze Entomology has received a Bronze medal in Green Generation at 2015 San Diego Regionals.
10th Entomology has received a 10th place medal in Picture This at 2015 San Diego Regionals.


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History

2013-2014: Solana Pacific Elementary School

This season, as an elementary schooler competing in division B, I received a ribbon-- 15th in entomology out of 130 teams. As an alternate for state, I placed 7th in the trial event Green Generation at Southern California State.

2014-2015: Carmel Valley Middle School

This was when Science Olympiad became a larger part of my life. I landed myself on the A team, and didn't do terrible, but nothing stellar either. The highlight of my season was winning gold at regionals in Entomology. Even though I despised insects (and still do), for some reason I enjoyed learning about them. To this day, I still do not know why, but I attribute it to having an immense passion for scientific names and all things taxonomy, which would never leave me in the following years.

2015
Events Mini Comp Regionals
Entomology 4th 1st
Fossils 2nd 13th
Green Generation x 3rd
Picture This 4th 10th

2015-2016: Carmel Valley Middle School

Entering my last year in Division B, I was determined to find a healthy balance between all my events. I took on a build event, despite my uneasiness toward builds, and began my fondest year of Science Olympiad to date. I went to my first invitational this year-- and unexpectedly, my team took home the first place trophy, beating not only the powerhouses in our region, but the major one in Norcal, too. Many of my teammates saw the opportunity I did; we finally had a realistic shot at making nationals this year.

Mesa Robles Invitational
Event Team Placing
Air Trajectory Thales 5th
Anatomy Thales 5th
Bio Process Thales 6th
Crave the Wave Thales 4th
Disease Detectives Thales 3rd
Dynamic Planet Thales 1st
Experimental Design Thales 3rd
Fossils Thales 3rd
Invasive Species Thales 3rd
Meteorology Thales 4th
Mission Possible Thales 6th
Reach for the Stars Thales 1st
Road Scholar Thales 4th
Scrambler Thales 3rd

I finally made the state team, and began to study endlessly in hopes of getting gold, medal-wise and trophy-wise. During this time, I also found out that fossils was not an event next year- It was "the ento situation" all over again, and as I realized that this might be my last year in fossils, I began to lay it on thick. 5 hour practices and frequent quizzing dominated my schedule. I had taken all fossils tests on the test exchange, div b *and* div c. I ended up getting a gold in fossils at state, and a 6th in Invasive Species. Unfortunately, everything else fell apart for my team. An uncalibrated vehicle, a forgotten station-- all petty mistakes that had never happened before, but mistakes nonetheless. Our shot at nats was gone, and instead of at least taking home the 2nd place trophy, which we had done for 7 years, we took home the 4th. I still look back on this year rather fondly, despite all the mishaps that happened.

You can read my after state thoughts on motivation here: https://scioly.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1897&start=150#p290953

2016
Events Mini Comp CV Invitational Mesa Robles Regionals State
Fossils 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 1st
Experimental Design 3rd 4th 3rd 12th 9th
Invasive Species 3rd 3rd 3rd 7th 6th
Bridge Building 5th 1st 16th* 18th* 10th

*bridge had cracks in wood before testing:(

2016-2017: Canyon Crest Academy

I made the transition from Division B to Division C this year. It was rough at first, but I eventually got the hang of it. By some miracle, my hours of studying paid off and I managed to be one of 4 freshmen on the State team. After state selection, I was taken out of my 2 favorite events (coincidentally, the taxonomy ones) and instructed to learn 2 new ones in a month. I wasn't devastated, because being on a team means you make sacrifices for the good of the team, but I was a little disheartened to be going a competition in which I was not competing in the two events I had poured everything into. Despite me messing up majorly in all 3 of my new events, my team managed to get a second place trophy at state, first being Troy.


2017
Events Regionals State
Rocks and Minerals 3rd NA*
Invasive Species 10th NA*
Ecology 5th 11th
Anatomy NA* 17th
Write it Do It NA* 19th

*Indicates that I did not compete in that event at that competition.

Events

It is Entomology's personal goal to have competed in at least 20 different events by the time she graduates from highschool. Feel free to ask her for help! She has currently done the following events:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Bridge Building
  • Disease Detectives
  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Experimental Design
  • Fossils
  • Green Generation
  • Herpetology
  • Invasive Species
  • Mousetrap Vehicle
  • Picture This
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Wheeled Vehicle
  • Write it Do it