User:PacificGoldenPlover

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I was a tenth-grader at Troy High School in California. My hobbies are studying, science olympiad, and birdwatching. My life list for Orange County, CA, is 206 species.

Previous Competitions.

7th grade (Ladera Vista Junior High school.)

In 7th grade, I had my first experience with Science Olympiad. Unfortunately, I fooled around my entire time during the meetings, and dropped out so I could focus on the geography bee. I regret not having had the brains to do both.

8th grade (Ladera Vista Junior High School.)

In 8th grade, I had decided not to do Science Olympiad, however, I changed my mind once I heard Ornithology was going to be an event, as I was already an avid birdwatcher. I ended up competing at regionals in Ornithology, Road Scholar, and Ecology. I ended up getting third in Ornithology, even though I didn't even know the list of birds we were supposed to use. Even though I didn't study at all for Road Scholar, we managed to finish fourth, probably due to my knowledge of maps relating to the geography bee. Ecology, I failed.

Regionals:

Ornithology
Bronze
Road Scholar
4th place
Ecology
10th place

Team: 6th place

About a week after states, I looked at the SoCal states tournament date, as well as the Calfornia Geography bee date, and realized they were one day and 400 miles apart. I have (not so) fond memories of competing in the Geography Bee, then getting in the car and driving nonstop down to Orange County again so I could compete the next day. Needless to say, studying for the Geography Bee State allowed for less studying for Science Olympiad, yet I still managed a silver in fossils, an event I thought we had failed.

States:

Fossils
Silver
Ornithology
7th place
Meteorology
13th place
Road Scholar
14th place

Team : 8th place

9th Grade (Ladera Vista Junior High School)

I was now going to Troy High school, one of the most competitive schools in the nation. On a whim, I decided to try out for ecology, surprisingly, I tied for second among thirteen participants. I had already promised my new coach at LV that I would come back and compete for Ladera Vista. I was slated to compete in Ornithology, Fossils, and Ecology. Then we got the schedule, and I had to drop Fossils, as it was in a conflict with Ornithology. I decided to pick up Microbe Mission instead. Then two weeks before regionals, they changed the schedule again, such that I could compete in Fossils, but not in Ecology. That last minute change in the schedule helped lose us our state bid.


Regionals:

Ornithology
Gold
Fossils
Gold
Microbe Mission
Silver

Team: 7th place

10th Grade (Troy High School)

In tenth grade, I attempted to get on the Troy team, but just barely missed the cutoff for competition, and was made second alternate. However, I was able to compete in SoCal States' first trial event, Codes and Algorithms. With my partner, we managed to pick up a silver medal with minimal studying.

11th Grade (Troy High School)

This year, I finally made it on the Troy team for 4 events: Dynamic Planet, Water Quality, Forestry, and Rocks and Minerals.

Watch out Ohio!!!

Bronze PacificGoldenPlover has received a Bronze medal in Ornithology at 2010 Orange County Regionals.
4th PacificGoldenPlover has received a 4th place medal in Road Scholar at 2010 Orange County Regionals.
Silver PacificGoldenPlover has received a Silver medal in Fossils at 2010 Southern California States.





Gold PacificGoldenPlover has received a Gold medal in Ornithology at 2011 Orange County Regionals.
Gold PacificGoldenPlover has received a Gold medal in Fossils at 2011 Orange County Regionals.
Silver PacificGoldenPlover has received a Silver medal in Microbe Mission at 2011 Orange County Regionals.




Silver PacificGoldenPlover has received a Silver medal in Codes and Algorithms at 2012 Southern California States.




Gold PacificGoldenPlover has received a Gold medal in Rocks and Minerals at 2013 Orange County Regionals.
Silver PacificGoldenPlover has received a Silver medal in Dynamic Planet at 2013 Orange County Regionals.
Silver PacificGoldenPlover has received a Silver medal in Water Quality at 2013 Orange County Regionals.




Gold PacificGoldenPlover has received a Gold medal in Rocks and Minerals at 2013 Southern California States.
Gold PacificGoldenPlover has received a Gold medal in Water Quality at 2013 Southern California States.
Silver PacificGoldenPlover has received a Silver medal in Forestry at 2013 Southern California States.
5th PacificGoldenPlover has received a 5th place medal in Dynamic Planet at 2013 Southern California States.




Gold PacificGoldenPlover has received a Gold medal in Dynamic Planet at 2013 Nationals.
Silver PacificGoldenPlover has received a Silver medal in Rocks and Minerals at 2013 Nationals.
4th PacificGoldenPlover has received a 4th place medal in Forestry at 2013 Nationals.




Gold PacificGoldenPlover has received a Gold medal in Water Quality at 2014 Mira Loma Invitationals.
Gold PacificGoldenPlover has received a Gold medal in Designer Genes at 2014 Mira Loma Invitationals.
Silver PacificGoldenPlover has received a Silver medal in Dynamic Planet at 2014 Mira Loma Invitationals.




Gold PacificGoldenPlover has received a Gold medal in Water Quality at 2014 Troy Invitationals.
Silver PacificGoldenPlover has received a Silver medal in Dynamic Planet at 2014 Troy Invitationals.
4th PacificGoldenPlover has received a 4th place medal in Designer Genes at 2014 Troy Invitationals.




Gold PacificGoldenPlover has received a Gold medal in Dynamic Planet at 2014 Orange County Regionals.
Gold PacificGoldenPlover has received a Gold medal in Designer Genes at 2014 Orange County Regionals.
Bronze PacificGoldenPlover has received a Bronze medal in Water Quality at 2014 Orange County Regionals.




Gold PacificGoldenPlover has received a Gold medal in Dynamic Planet at 2014 Southern California States.
Gold PacificGoldenPlover has received a Gold medal in Water Quality at 2014 Southern California States.




Gold PacificGoldenPlover has received a Gold medal in Dynamic Planet at 2014 Nationals.
Bronze PacificGoldenPlover has received a Bronze medal in Water Quality at 2014 Nationals.