User:Lumosityfan

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Hello! I am a loyal member of the John P. Stevens Science Olympiad team. I graduated in 2015 and now help with tournaments in the Northeast and Texas.

Lumosityfan Accomplishments
Number of years in Science Olympiad 4
Number of Invitational Medals
Number of Regional Medals 3
Number of State Medals 5
Number of National Medals 0

History of Accomplishments

9th Grade

In 9th grade, I was one of only 2 freshman to make the Alpha team (as our school calls our first team; the second team is called Beta) and one of only 4 freshman to make the States team, which is pretty amazing considering the lack of freshman the last two years.

I participated in Astronomy and Forestry. Actually, I kind of stumbled into Science Olympiad because I had never even thought of doing Science Olympiad until JP Day, a day for school fundraising, when my future biology teacher and the club sponsored a "Science Jeopardy", which is where I heard of Science Olympiad.

The first year was definitely a learning experience, but overall I felt satisfied with my effort. In addition, my team did extremely well, cracking the top 5 for the first time in school history with 4th.

Results:

  • Union County Regionals:
    • Astronomy: 19th
    • Forestry: 10th
  • New Jersey States:
    • Astronomy: 8th
    • Forestry: 16th

10th grade

In 10th grade, I started to get into the groove of things: however, things hit a rough patch when the results for my state event came out. In addition, my school didn't do as well as I would have liked, finishing 7th in both Regionals and States.

Results:

  • Union County Regionals:
    • Astronomy: 6th
    • Forestry: 11th
    • Fermi Questions: 14th
  • New Jersey States:
    • Astronomy: 15th

11th grade

11th grade was a huge success. I finally got a medal in an event that was not Astronomy and got into the top 5 at States in both events. In addition, my school got back into the top 5 at States and top 3 (essentially top 2 due to the two team per school phenomenon) at Regionals.

Results:

  • Union County Regionals:
    • Astronomy: 5th
  • New Jersey States:
    • Astronomy: 4th
    • GeoLogic Mapping: 5th
    • Entomology (a last minute thing): 11th

12th Grade

Surprisingly, at the UCC Regionals, I had my breakthrough with a silver medal. In addition, our team made it to 3rd place and advanced to states. At states, I was somewhat disappointed but not really (if that's really possible to occur) with my results, and moreover our team achieved our best results - 3rd at states!

Results:

  • Union County Regionals:
    • Astronomy: 2nd
  • New Jersey States:
    • Astronomy: 6th
    • It's About Time: 5th
    • GeoLogic Mapping: 9th

After High School

After high school, I unfortunately am unable to compete. However, I give back to the Science Olympiad community by helping out at local regional and invitational competitions and helping out the John P. Stevens Team whenever and however I can. (Go Hawks!) I graduated from Columbia University where I got a degree in astrophysics and a concentration in computer science. I moved to Houston, Texas shortly thereafter and plan to keep on volunteering in the region. Here are the competitions I have helped at:

  • 2015-2016
    • UCC Regional Astronomy Event Supervisor
  • 2016-2017
    • UCC Regional Astronomy Event Supervisor
    • Princeton Invitational Helicopters Event Supervisor
    • NJ States Dynamic Planet Test Writer
  • 2017-2018
    • UCC Regional Astronomy Event Supervisor
    • NJIT Regional Astronomy Test Writer
    • Princeton Invitational We've Got Your Number Event Supervisor
    • NJ States Astronomy Event Supervisor
  • 2018-2019
    • UCC Regional Astronomy Event Supervisor
    • Princeton Invitational Astronomy Event Volunteer
    • Mississippi Regional Solar System Test Writer
    • Southern California States Astronomy Test Writer
    • National Tournament Astronomy Event Volunteer
  • 2019-2020 (planned)
    • UT Austin Invitational Event Review Committee (helped with Codebusters and Road Scholar)
    • Raymond Park Invitational Astronomy Test Writer
    • CCC Regional Astronomy and Reach for the Stars Test Writer
    • Galveston Regional Wright Stuff Event Supervisor
    • Seven Lakes Invitational Ping Pong Parachute part-time Event Supervisor
    • Rice Invitational Grader and Gravity Vehicle and Ping Pong Parachute Event Volunteer
    • National Tournament Astronomy Event Volunteer

Overview of Accomplishments


5th Lumosityfan has received a 5th place medal in It's About Time at 2015 New Jersey States.
6th Lumosityfan has received a 6th place medal in Astronomy at 2015 New Jersey States.
Silver Lumosityfan has received a Silver medal in Astronomy at 2015 Union County College Regionals.
4th Lumosityfan has received a 4th place medal in Astronomy at 2014 New Jersey States.
5th Lumosityfan has received a 5th place medal in GeoLogic Mapping at 2014 New Jersey States.
5th Lumosityfan has received a 5th place medal in Astronomy at 2014 Union County College Regionals.
6th Lumosityfan has received a 6th place medal in Astronomy at 2013 Union County College Regionals.
8th Lumosityfan has received a 8th place medal in Astronomy at 2012 New Jersey States.