User:EwwPhysics

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EwwPhysics
General Information
Years in SO 1
Current Team Lower Merion High School
Past Team(s) Bala Cynwyd Middle School
State PA
Division C
Scioly.org Information
Forum profile EwwPhysics
Achievements
Total medals 7
Invitational medals 5
Regional medals 2
State medals 0 (states cancelled in 2020)
Competitor Info
Competitons attended 3
Invitationals attended 2
Regionals attended 1
States attended 0 :(

Hi! EwwPhysics went to Bala Cynwyd Middle School (class of 2020), and my high school is Lower Merion High School (class of 2024). In late May in my 7th grade year, my friends (most of which were in SciOly) convinced me to join! We were losing a lot of good 8th graders, so they needed as many older people in the club as possible. At first, I was convinced that I would only do SciOly for a year, to help out my friends. I was planning to quit in high school due to my super busy schedule. However, after doing SciOly for a couple months, I grew to love it. Once I had been to my first competition, Rustin, I became completely committed and knew that I couldn't simply quit (even though my performance wasn't as good as I had hoped).

At the end of February in my 8th grade year, I discovered scioly.org, and created an account. Connecting with fellow sciolyers from across the country has been a wonderful experience, and I'm so glad that I was convinced to get an account (shoutout to IHateClouds!).


LowerMerionLogo.png EwwPhysics attends Lower Merion High School.
BCMSLogo.png EwwPhysics attended Bala Cynwyd Middle School.

PA EwwPhysics competes in Southeast Pennsylvania.
SciolyOrgLogo.png EwwPhysics won "Most Helpful Div. B" in the 2020 Scioly.org Superlatives.




Results (Please Don't Judge)

Charts of Results

Note: any top 10 finish will be colored in - gold for 1st, silver for 2nd, brown for 3rd, light brown for 4th-6th, and light green for 7th-10th. Medals or ribbons will be bolded.

2019-2020 (8th Grade, Division B)

In the 2020 season, I competed in Heredity, Fossils, Write It Do It, and Circuit Lab.

Event Rustin Garnet Valley Regionals States
Heredity 20th 3rd 3rd WHY
Fossils 4th 4th 1st WHY
Circuit Lab 14th 7th 7th WHY
Write It Do It 15th 3rd 7th WHY
Team 8th (?) 4th 1st WHY

At Rusin and Garnet Valley, top 6 medalled and 7th and 8th place received ribbons.
At regionals, top 4 medalled.

2020-2021 (9th Grade, Division C)

Event Cornell? LISO? Stoga? MC Barons? Princeton? SOUP?
Designer Genes
Fossils
I'll add more events once I figure
out what they're going to be ;)
Team

Competition Summaries

8th Grade (2019-2020)

Rustin Invitational

This was my first competition ever for scioly, and it was super exciting! There were a couple of bombs - I had really hoped to place in Heredity, but unfortunately our score was worse than I had thought it would be due to a number of reasons (i.e. my partner being stupid, me being stupid for not checking his work, and weird test with some wrong answers in the answer key). My meh performance motivated me to study a lot before our next competition, Garnet Valley.

Team - 8th (announced as 5th at competition)

Garnet Valley Invitational

This was definitely my best performance at any competition in my 8th grade year. The most memorable moment at this competition was watching my friend compete in Mission Possible. He could have easily placed, but his clumsiness made him drop the golf ball so that it bounced off of the cup that it was supposed to go in, and then triggered the final action (which disqualified all of the previous actions because they're supposed to go in order). He wasn't even able to get points for the final action because, although it was triggered, the ball did not land on the tee. We were upset because of the bomb, but it was worth it for the laughs!

Team - 4th

Regionals (SEPA South)

After my high point at Garnet Valley, my placings at regionals were a bit of a disappointment (Garnet Valley is basically states in terms of the competition and test difficulty, and my average at regionals was worse than my average at Garnet Valley). I have my excuses for why certain events didn't do so well, but in the end I knew that I had to study and practice more for states. Unfortunately, states was canceled due to COVID-19, so I never got to see how well I would have done. I was disappointed that my first chance to compete at states (and most likely last for one or two years, as I was moving up to a very competitive high school) was ruined, but was glad that I could start prepping for high school early!

Team - 1st

Thinking of the Future

In the 2021 season, I will definitely compete in the events Designer Genes and Fossils. I would do Write It Do It and/or Forensics but they both conflict with Fossils (maybe I will do them once fossils rotates out for R&M). I may also do Protein Modeling, Disease Detectives, Anatomy, and/or Botany (which will be a trial event next year).
As for the more distant future, I'm extremely excited about getting the chance to do Forestry and Cell Biology.

Random Stuff About Me

My username: Honestly I wasn't thinking when I thought of it... on a science olympiad website, it probably isn't the best idea to "ew" a branch of science that many people love. Please note that I do not hate physics, I just prefer other branches of science, especially biology.

I was pleased to contribute for the 2020 Pseudonats! I helped to write tests for the events Punnett Square Dancing and Octogenarians.

I am also very happy to compete in Pennsylvania. It is one of the most competitive states in the country, and I am very glad for that. In Div. B, at least when I was competing, there were many teams that would have been very competitive nationally (i.e. could get top ~20-30 at nats). Div C is perhaps even more competitive. I love being forced to work hard. Sure, we don't make nats as often as we would if we were in a less competitive state, but it's worth it for the motivation that it gives me and my fellow teammates!

Besides SciOly, I like to play piano and study random biology stuff. I also play cello for my school orchestra. I'm planning to do USABO as well as participate in my school's FIRST Robotics team in high school (see here).

Favorite Quotes

“It is time for the human race to enter the solar system!”
-Dan Quayle

“It isn’t pollution that is harming the environment. It’s the impurities in the air and water that are doing it.”
-Dan Quayle

“Space is almost infinite. In fact, we think it is infinite!”
-Dan Quayle

“If you give a man a fish, he’ll fish for a day. But if you train a man to fish, he’ll fish for a lifetime.”
-Dan Quayle

“One word sums up the responsibility of any Vice President, and that one word is “to be prepared””
-Dan Quayle


Thanks to Sciolyperson1 [1] for chart template.