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General Information
Years in SO 10
Past Team(s) Kellenberg Memorial High School, Brother Joseph C. Fox Latin School
State NY/PA
Division D Information
Forum profile Giantpants
Total medals 101
  • 67 invitational medals
  • 25 regional medals
  • 9 state medals
Competitor Info
Competitions attended 44
  • 31 invitationals
  • 7 regionals
  • 6 states
Events competed in 199
Years volunteered 3
Number of competitions 24 (as of 5/21/23)
Number of tests written 22 (as of 5/21/23)
Social Media
Instagram @aidan__york
Discord Giantpants#6460

Giantpants (me) is a junior at Haverford College in Haverford, PA, and former competitor for Kellenberg Memorial High School, in Uniondale, NY, where he competed for three years (2018-2020). I was President of the club for the 2020 season, as well as a Co-Vice President for the 2019 season. I also formerly competed for The Brother Joseph C. Fox Latin School for four years (2014-2017), spending two of those years as co-captain (2016) and captain (2017).

I go by Aidan in most settings, so feel free to talk to me if you ever see me around! I'd be honored to meet you. I also write tests! This season I'm doing mainly Sounds of Music and Rocks and Minerals, but my all time favorite event to write is Geologic Mapping.

KellenbergLogo.pngGiantpants attended Kellenberg Memorial High School.
DMAHGiantpants attended Dank Memes Area Homeschool.


2014 Season

Giantpants joined the Science Olympiad as a sixth-grader, making the Bro. Fox B team. However, this was basically by accident, as my brother was on the Kellenberg team at the time. I did decent at regionals, then went to states and did... less decent.

The 2014 season almost feels like a dream to me. It was vastly different than any other year, (regionals and states were in unique places, my events were wild, different people, etc.) but it was a crucial start to my season, and I'm very lucky I made the state team, otherwise who knows what would've happened?

2015 Season

Giantpants returned in seventh grade, where he was on Bro. Fox's main team. This year, similar to 2014, I prepared well enough to achieve decent results at regionals, yet not enough to do well at states.

The 2015 season feels dream-like too, but I remember more stuff from it, and it also still wasn't too long ago that I can actually remember it. It was a good time, and honestly, maybe it was not doing too great at states that inspired me to start working hard in 2016.

2016 Season

In eighth grade, Giantpants finally committed to Science Olympiad, attending Division C invitationals with the Kellenberg team. This allowed me to compete at high level competitions, including MIT and Yale. I also additionally began doing events I actually enjoyed, such as Wind Power, Reach for the Stars, and Dynamic Planet.

2015 was a rough year for the Latin School, so we thought 2016 was going to be more of a rebuilding year, but we surprised everyone, including ourselves! At Blue Dragon, I medaled in all five events, a trend which I continued at regionals that year. Additionally, I helped the team to its only regional championship, which was epic. I did alright at States, but more importantly, this was honestly the real start of my Science Olympiad career, when I had finally found something I could be decent at and really enjoy doing at the same time. Hooray!

2017 Season

After losing a large chunk of the 2016 team, Giantpants became the Brother Fox team captain as a freshman, picking up extra events which had been left behind, such as Rocks and Minerals and Road Scholar. I led the team to good performances at Blue Dragon and Regionals, as well as the best state finish that the Latin School has had since 2008. Other significant moments in 2017 include the lowest regional point total that the Latin School had earned since 2008, as well as a state championship in Dynamic Planet. It was probably my best season, results and experience wise.

I maintain, to this day, that Division B States 2017 is definitely a high point in my SO career as a leader, a competitor, and a person. What a time to be alive, right?

2018 Season

In his first division C year, Giantpants, now a sophomore, made the Kellenberg team, and retained many of his events from 2017, doing Dynamic Planet, Astronomy, Remote Sensing, and Optics. I performed relatively well all year, notably medaling in Dynamic Planet at every competition, and medaling/near medaling in Astronomy and Remote Sensing at each competition, up until states. Eek.

2019 Season

In 2019, Giantpants competed in Dynamic Planet, Astronomy, Sounds of Music, Geologic Mapping, and regrettably, Mousetrap Vehicle. I guess I did slightly worse as a junior than as a sophomore, but I still usually did pretty well. However, my state results were again less than satisfactory, save for a lucky medal in Geologic Mapping. How unfortunate. Oh, and Science Quiz Bowl memes lol. Good times.

It may not have been my most incredible season ever performance-wise, but the 2019 season was a really fun time of growth and friendship making for me, and a time I’ll always look back upon with fondness and nostalgia. Oh, and it’s also when I made my account, and I began to become more immersed in the greater SO world! Yay.

2020 Season

Becoming President of the team and continuing with four of his previous five events, Giantpants was able to achieve his peak Science Olympiad performance as a senior. Beginning with an unexpectedly strong team performance at Cornell, it was clear this team was something special. Strong performance after strong performance, individually and team, made 2020 a peak season for Kellenberg.

Although we were unable to attend states due to the extremely unfortunate timing of the virus, an abrupt, unexpected, and unwelcome end to my career as a competitor, 2020 was still a top tier year for Kellenberg. Our accomplishments ranged from consistent trophies at invitationals to wins over teams which beat us easily the year prior. Notably, we achieved the lowest point total for any team in Nassau West history with all 23 events being counted! While we may not have had our chance to reach my ultimate goal of bringing Kellenberg back to the top 6 of New York State, a ranking it has not held since 2011, I do truly believe that, if not for extenuating circumstances, we would have reached our goal, and maybe even higher! 2020 was undoubtedly the most successful year in history for Kellenberg Memorial High School, and I am proud to have led and been a part of the team during this time of exceptional success.

Also, this was the year where I actually became friends with people in the SO community. Meeting legends from all over the northeast and the country made the season much more enjoyable and fun! Some of them are still some of my best friends today.

Full Results


Event Blue Dragon Regionals States
Crave the Wave 10th 2nd 6th
Dynamic Planet 6th 1st 11th
Optics 2nd 3rd -
Reach for the Stars 7th 5th 8th
Wind Power 4th 2nd 2nd


Event Wright State Blue Dragon Regionals States
Dynamic Planet 35th 4th 1st 1st
Reach for the Stars - 8th 3rd 6th
Road Scholar 26th 6th 4th 10th
Rocks and Minerals 7th 3rd 2nd 5th
Wind Power 11th 1st 1st 5th


Event LISO Columbia Northmont Yale Regionals Tiger Cornell States
Astronomy 18th 4th 5th 6th 3rd 1st 7th 29th
Dynamic Planet 5th 6th 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 5th 20th
Optics 18th 5th 4th 17th 10th 8th 15th 15th
Remote Sensing 10th 3rd - 7th 1st 2nd 6th 31st


Event LISO Columbia Centerville Yale Regionals Tiger Cornell States
Astronomy 5th 11th 16th 4th 3rd 2nd 19th 22nd
Dynamic Planet 22nd 2nd 6th 11th 1st 2nd 12th 19th
Geologic Mapping 25th 4th 14th 12th 3rd 2nd 9th 6th
Mousetrap Vehicle 18th 11th 24th 7th 3rd 5th 11th 17th
Science Quiz Bowl - 5th - - 1st - - 3rd
Sounds of Music 10th 4th 15th 5th 1st 1st 4th 27th


Event Cornell LISO Columbia Valley Forge North Pocono Regionals Centerville SOUP States
Astronomy 10th 8th 5th 18th 1st 3rd 8th 15th We
Dynamic Planet 8th 10th 4th 9th 5th 4th 10th 23rd will
Geologic Mapping 3rd 9th 1st 7th 2nd 4th 3rd 14th never
Sounds of Music 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 6th 6th know.


After my last competition ever was ripped away in the most untimely of manners, I will (hopefully) be forever committed to supervising and writing the best possible tests for other competitors, so that (hopefully) everyone can love SO as much as, or (hopefully) even more than, I do! Below is a table of all the events that I have helped run:

Date Competition Location Division Event Role Write-Up Test Link
April 27, 2024 Pennsylvania State Tournament Penn State Altoona C Geologic Mapping Event Supervisor - -
March 8, 2024 Southeast Pennsylvania Regional Penn State Abington C Geologic Mapping Event Supervisor - -
February 24-March 23, 2024 Pennsylvania Regional Tournament Various C Geologic Mapping Test Writer - -
February 3, 2024 Yellow Jacket Invitational Georgia Institute of Technology C Geologic Mapping Co-Event Supervisor with Sidarth - YJI '24
January 13, 2024 BirdSO Invitational University of Southern California C Geologic Mapping Event Supervisor - -
January 13, 2024 SOAPS Invitational Penn State University C Geologic Mapping Test Writer - -
May 20, 2023 2023 National Tournament Wichita State University B Sounds of Music Assistant Event Supervisor - -
April 22, 2023 Pennsylvania State Tournament Penn State Altoona B Sounds of Music Event Supervisor - -
March 1-25, 2023 Pennsylvania Regional Tournaments Various B Sounds of Music Test Writer - -
February 11-18, 2023 BirdSO Invitational (Satellite) Online C Rocks and Minerals Co-Event Supervisor - BirdSO Sat '23
January 28, 2023 BirdSO Invitational Temple City High School C Rocks and Minerals Event Supervisor - BirdSO IP '23
January 14, 2023 SOAPS Invitational Penn State University C Rocks and Minerals Event Supervisor (written with User:Axolotl and Cruz) - SOAPS '23
December 3, 2022 Dick Smith Memorial Invitational Online B Sounds of Music Event Supervisor - DSM '23
May 14, 2022 2022 National Tournament Online B Sounds of Music Assistant Event Supervisor - -
April 30, 2022 Pennsylvania State Tournament Penn State Altoona B Sounds of Music Event Supervisor Event Write-Up -
March 19, 2022 Southeast Pennsylvania Regional Bayard Rustin High School B Sounds of Music Event Supervisor - -
March 2-26, 2022 Pennsylvania Regional Tournaments Various B Sounds of Music Test Writer - -
January 15, 2022 Las Vegas Invitational Online C Remote Sensing Event Supervisor - SOLVI '22
December 11-18, 2021 BirdSO Invitational (Mini) Online C Remote Sensing Event Supervisor - BirdSO Mini '22
December 11, 2021 Dick Smith Memorial Invitational Online B Sounds of Music Event Supervisor - DSM '22
May 21-22, 2021 2021 National Tournament Online C Sounds of Music Assistant Event Supervisor - -
May 21-22, 2021 2021 National Tournament Online C Geologic Mapping Test Contributor - -
April 17, 2021 Pennsylvania State Tournament Online C Sounds of Music Event Supervisor - -
March 16-20, 2021 Pennsylvania Regional Tournament Online C Sounds of Music Event Supervisor - -
March 7-13, 2021 BirdSO Invitational Online C Geologic Mapping Event Supervisor Event Write-Up BirdSO '21
February 6, 2021 SOAPS Invitational Online C Sounds of Music Co-Event Supervisor (with Aaron) Event Write-Up SOAPS '21
January 9, 2021 Mira Loma Invitational Online C Geologic Mapping Test Proctor - -
December 19, 2020 Las Vegas Invitational Online C Geologic Mapping Event Supervisor Event Write-Up SOLVI '21
October 10, 2020 BEARSO Invitational Online C Geologic Mapping Event Supervisor Event Write-Up BEARSO '21
April 5, 2019 New York State Tournament East-Syracuse Minoa High School B Solar System Co-Event Supervisor - -
April 14, 2018 New York State Tournament East-Syracuse Minoa High School B Battery Buggy Assisting Supervisor - -
March 11, 2017 New York State Tournament Le Moyne College C Electric Vehicle Assisting Supervisor - -

(Event Supervisor means I wrote, supervised, and graded the test, Test Writer means I wrote the test but couldn't supervise, and Test Proctor means I supervised and graded the test, but didn't write it!)

If you've taken one of my tests, I would love to get your feedback! You're welcome to fill out this Google Form and let me know of what you thought of the test! Any feedback is good feedback.

Username Origin

The name Giantpants comes from Wizard101, a game I've played since 2009. Wizard101 characters each have a name, (obviously lol), and the names are in the style of [First name] [Adjective][Noun]. I was extraordinarily young when I first started playing, and I was clicking the random button on the character creation screen. I came across the name "Giantpants," and it was simply so ridiculous and funny that I couldn't not choose it haha. I added Adam since it as the closest to my real name, creating Adam Giantpants. Fast forward almost 10 years, and I need a unique name for, so, yeah, I chose the first ever character name I came up with in Wizard101!

I still play Wizard101, and Adam Giantpants is still around. He, a Pyromancer, is currently one of my five max level characters, and I am very proud of him and all my other achievements in-game!

More About Me

In addition to Science Olympiad, I was also the president of Kellenberg's quiz bowl team, an activity I've participated in in college, but definitely to a lesser extent. I absolutely LOVE Fall Out Boy, primarily the only music I've listened to for about 5 years, playing their songs on Pete Wentz's signature bass guitar, my most prized possession, and tracking my song play counts and rankings in a spreadsheet. Green Day is quite awesome as well.

I'm also a huge fan of Persona, competitive Mario Kart, Pokémon, the Zelda series, and a lot of other stuff! I also play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate a decent amount. I'm a Link main (and Joker """secondary""") in honor of two of my favorite series ever.

Unrelated but, I play a lot of Pokémon Go (currently level 48 at the time of writing this!). If you play too and wanna add me, my code is 7942 4168 3611. Ironically enough, some of my best Science Olympiad friends are also some of my best Pokémon Go friends!

Oh, and if by some off chance, you are interested, my favorite Fall Out Boy songs are I Don't Care, "The Take Over, the Breaks Over," Thnks fr th Mmrs, What a Catch, Donnie, Bang the Doldrums, The Last of the Real Ones, Alpha Dog, I Slept With Someone in Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me, Novocaine, and Fourth of July. I would recommend any of them, as both Fall Out Boy songs, and as songs in general.

Anyway yeah, thanks again for reading!