User:Pikachu4919

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pikachu4919 is a current Global Moderator of the forums and a proud alumna of the Carmel High School Science Olympiad team, located in Carmel, IN. She served as a team captain for two years in the 2015 and 2016 seasons. She competed from 9th to 12th grade. Over her years of experience, she has participated in Forensics, Designer Genes, Forestry, Anatomy and Physiology, Rocks and Minerals, GeoLogic Mapping, Entomology, Protein Modeling, Fossils, Cell Biology, and Dynamic Planet. Of those she has participated in, she mostly enjoys biology events with the exception of Forensics and GeoLogic Mapping—in fact, her crowning achievement is her 4th place medal in Forensics at the 2016 National Tournament at UW-Stout. But she often gets frustrated that she usually always has event conflicts that prevent her from competing in all her favorite events.

Not related to Science Olympiad career achievements - she was the Assassinator of SciOly Assassinations #113: Friday the 13th and #135: A Series of Unfortunate Non-Harmless April Fool's Day Pranks.

pikachu4919 is currently at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, majoring in Biological Engineering with a concentration in Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering and minors in Biotechnology and Psychology. Her family, however, moved to TX (the Houston area) before she started college and then moved again to the suburbs of Philadelphia halfway through her college career.

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Pikachu4919 competed in Indiana.
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Pikachu4919 competed for Carmel High School.


Total Medal Count

Pikachu4919's Accomplishments
Number of years in Science Olympiad 4
Number of Regional Medals 11
Number of State Medals 10
Number of National medals 1


Username Origin

pikachu4919 has really loved pokémon for quite a chunk of her life. The exact start of that phase is unknown even to her. Her favorite pokémon by far is pikachu. She freaking loves pikachu. She finds it to be a super cute and even OP pokémon. Most noticeably, her scioly.org avatar is a pikachu, and if you've ever met her you might notice that her primary phone and computer desktop wallpapers are also of pikachus. Occasionally she will change it to an APOD that she finds super pretty but most of the time, it's a pikachu. A lot of her friends and even one of her previous SciOly coaches can say that she is a huge fangirl of pikachu (however much she attempts to deny that) and that her personality basically embodies that of a pikachu too. So there's part one of the nickname.

Now the number. pikachu4919 's favorite number is 19 for some strange reason. She claims that it doesn't have anything to do with the fact that Indiana was the 19th state. She also likes squares of prime numbers, which is also quite odd. She's not sure where that comes from either, but somehow it tends to draw her in. Seven is a lucky number and a prime number, you know? And 7^2 is 49. Put those two together, 4919. It's strange but somehow it worked out that way.

So there you have it.

Medal Summary

2012-2013

4th Pikachu4919 has received a 4th place medal in Forestry at Whiting Invitational.
Bronze Pikachu4919 has received a Bronze medal in Designer Genes at Northridge Invitational.
5th Pikachu4919 has received a 5th place medal in Forestry at Northridge Invitational.
Gold Pikachu4919 has received a Gold medal in Forensics at IUN Regionals.
Silver Pikachu4919 has received a Silver medal in Forestry at IUN Regionals.
Silver Pikachu4919 has received a Silver medal in Designer Genes at IUN Regionals.
Gold Pikachu4919 has received a Gold medal in Forestry at Indiana State Tournament.
Bronze Pikachu4919 has received a Bronze medal in Forensics at Indiana State Tournament.


2013-2014

Bronze Pikachu4919 has received a Bronze medal in Designer Genes at Whiting Invitational.
5th Pikachu4919 has received a 5th place medal in GeoLogic Mapping at Whiting Invitational.
4th Pikachu4919 has received a 4th place medal in Forensics at Northridge Invitational.
Bronze Pikachu4919 has received a Bronze medal in Designer Genes at Northridge Invitational.
Gold Pikachu4919 has received a Gold medal in Designer Genes at Ivy Tech Lafayette Regionals.
Silver Pikachu4919 has received a Silver medal in Entomology at Ivy Tech Lafayette Regionals.
Gold Pikachu4919 has received a Gold medal in GeoLogic Mapping at Ivy Tech Lafayette Regionals.
Silver Pikachu4919 has received a Silver medal in Entomology at Indiana State Tournament.
Bronze Pikachu4919 has received a Bronze medal in Designer Genes at Indiana State Tournament.
5th Pikachu4919 has received a 5th place medal in Forensics at Indiana State Tournament.


2014-2015

Bronze Pikachu4919 has received a Bronze medal in Forensics at Whiting Invitational.
Bronze Pikachu4919 has received a Bronze medal in Protein Modeling at Whiting Invitational.
4th Pikachu4919 has received a 4th place medal in Entomology at Whiting Invitational.
4th Pikachu4919 has received a 4th place medal in Fossils at Whiting Invitational.
Gold Pikachu4919 has received a Gold medal in Protein Modeling at Butler Regionals.
Bronze Pikachu4919 has received a Bronze medal in Forensics at Butler Regionals.
Bronze Pikachu4919 has received a Bronze medal in Forensics at Indiana State Tournament.
Silver Pikachu4919 has received a Silver medal in Team at Indiana State Tournament.


2015-2016

4th Pikachu4919 has received a 4th place medal in GeoLogic Mapping at Wright State Invitational.
Gold Pikachu4919 has received a Gold medal in Protein Modeling at Butler Regional.
Gold Pikachu4919 has received a Gold medal in Forensics at Butler Regional.
Gold Pikachu4919 has received a Gold medal in Cell Biology at Butler Regional.
Gold Pikachu4919 has received a Gold medal in Forensics at Indiana State Tournament.
4th Pikachu4919 has received a 4th place medal in Cell Biology at Indiana State Tournament.
Gold Pikachu4919 has received a Gold medal in Team at Indiana State Tournament.
4th Pikachu4919 has received a 4th place medal in Forensics at National Tournament.


Season Summaries

2012-2013 (9th grade, Year 1)

This year was my very first year in Science Olympiad because my middle school did not have this program. Although I joined late in the season (late October-ish) and had a rough start to my events, this year was pretty successful, considering it was my first.

By the end of the season, my three main events were Designer Genes, Forestry, and Forensics. I competed in Anatomy earlier in the season, but I did not have very outstanding scores at invitationals, so I was not selected to compete for Regionals or State. My success in each of my events fluctuated throughout the season. I did well at regionals and state, not so much at invitationals.

Results for this Season
Forensics Forestry Designer Genes
Whiting Invite 9th 4th 8th
Northridge Invite err ... really bad 5th 3rd
Regionals 1st 2nd 2nd
State 3rd 1st 6th (one away from medaling >.< )

2013-2014 (10th grade, Year 2)

This year had been pretty good for me. Forensics and Designer Genes are my two strongest events, but I also did Entomology (that took the place of Forestry D:) and GeoLogic Mapping. I did much better at invitationals and fairly well at Regionals. State went well for me too since I medaled in all of my events that I competed in.

Results for this Season
Forensics Entomology Designer Genes GeoLogic Mapping
Whiting Invite 7th (one away from medaling >.< ) 8th 3rd 5th
Northridge Invite 4th Conflict D: 3rd 14th (trololol)
Regionals 4th (one away from medaling >.< ) 2nd 1st 1st (LOL HOW?)
State 5th 2nd 3rd Conflict D:

2014-2015 (11th grade, Year 3)

This is the first year that I became a officer (equivalent of a captain in some people's terms) for Carmel SciOly. Events that I competed in included Forensics, Entomology, Protein Modeling, and GeoLogic Mapping, but I was assigned to write team tryout tests for Dynamic Planet, and apparently I was an OK candidate for Fossils because I am a good memorizer, which is what Fossils kind of encompasses with the identifications. By the end of the season, Forensics and Protein Modeling emerged as my two strongest events.

Whiting was great--four medals and my team (Carmel brought three teams) got fourth place overall :D I wasn't able to compete at Northridge this year due to it conflicting with Indiana All-State Orchestra D: I would have liked to compete in Cell Biology this year; however, it conflicted with at least one of my other more urgent events for all my competitions leading up to State. Regionals went well for me although I was only put into two events. While I didn't do as well as I would have liked to at State, our 2nd place finish as a team made up for it :)

Results for this Season
Forensics Entomology GeoLogic Mapping Protein Modeling Overall team (that I was on) rank Fossils
Whiting Invite 3rd 4th XX 3rd 1st JV, 4th overall (172) 4th (amazingly)
Regionals 3rd XX Conflict D: 1st! 1st! (54)
State 3rd Conflict D: 11th 7th 2nd (134)

2015-2016 (12th grade, Year 4)

I don't want to consider this as my final year! :'( but it's going pretty well so far, I guess. I didn't specifically compete at Whiting this year since it's a usual officer tradition to not do so and let other members do so, but I went along to support them! I wasn't able to compete at Northridge this year due to it conflicting with Indiana All-State Orchestra again D: Could've done better at Wright State but I felt pretty good about how I did, considering it was my first time. Regionals went really well for me, State did too (and we qualified for Nationals!!!! Aahhhhh!) and, well, considering I managed to medal at Nationals, I guess I did pretty well for a first time (but alas, a last too)! :D

Results for this Season
Forensics Cell Biology GeoLogic Mapping Protein Modeling Overall team (that I was on) rank (Dynamic Planet)
Wright State Invite 13th 12th 4th 9th (one away from medaling >.<) 10th overall (268)
Regionals 1st! 1st! Conflict D: 1st! 1st! (65)
State 1st! 4th Conflict D: 6th (one away from medaling >.<) 1st! (116)
Nationals 4th! Conflict D: Conflict D: 10th (not bad) 18th (514) 29th (also not bad)

Division D Adventures

pikachu4919 is still very involved in Science Olympiad to the extent that she can be, mostly throughout the midwestern U.S., especially IN, but sometimes in other states too, such as MA and NJ in recent times.

"There's a million things I haven't done, but just you wait! Just you waaaaaaaaaait!":

Season Tournament Location Date Role
2017 Whiting High School Invitational Whiting, IN December 3, 2016 Invasive Species C Writer
Northridge High School Invitational Northridge, IN January 21, 2017 Anatomy and Physiology B and C Event Supervisor
Wright State University Invitational Dayton, OH January 28, 2017 Forensics C Event Supervisor
Purdue University Regional West Lafayette, IN February 4, 2017 Forensics C and Crime Busters B Event Supervisor
Indiana State Tournament IU, Bloomington, IN March 18, 2017 Microbe Mission B and C General Volunteer
2018 MIT Invitational Cambridge, MA January 20, 2018 Forensics C Event Supervisor
Centerville High School Invitational Centerville, OH January 27, 2018 Materials Science C General Volunteer
Purdue University Regional West Lafayette, IN February 3, 2018 Tournament Executive
Princeton University Invitational Princeton, NJ February 10, 2018 Forensics C Event Supervisor
University of Michigan Invitational Ann Arbor, MI February 17, 2018 Anatomy and Physiology C Event Supervisor
Indiana State Tournament IU, Bloomington, IN March 17, 2018 Thermodynamics B and C Event Supervisor
National Tournament Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO May 18-19, 2018 Code Busters C (Trial) and Thermodynamics B General Volunteer
2019 Raymond Park Middle School Invitational Indianapolis, IN December 8, 2018 Thermodynamics B Writer
MIT Invitational Cambridge, MA January 12, 2019 Forensics C Event Supervisor (one of two)
Centerville High School Invitational Centerville, OH January 12, 2019 Herpetology C Writer (see above)
Solon High School Invitational Solon, OH February 2, 2019 Forensics C Writer (one of three)
Purdue University Regional West Lafayette, IN February 9, 2019 Tournament Executive
Indiana State Tournament IU, Bloomington, IN March 16, 2019 Thermodynamics B and C Event Supervisor
Ohio State Tournament OSU, Columbus, OH April 27, 2019 Photographer
National Tournament Cornell University, Ithaca, NY May 31-June 1, 2019 Forensics C General Volunteer
2020 Raymond Park Middle School Invitational Indianapolis, IN December 14, 2019 TBA
Solon High School Invitational Solon, OH February 1, 2020 TBA
Florida State Tournament UF, Gainesville, FL March 21, 2020 TBA
We shall see about others...time to fill out those event supervisor applications and/or flex connections! TBD TBD TBD
  • Note: This seems self explanatory, but in case it needs clarification, "writer" means I wrote the exam but wasn't able to be at the tournament on site to proctor

CB4N6-Team (Forensics/Crime Busters Writing Team)

pikachu4919 created a team of writers following her successful collaboration with other alums in the 2019 season to write even better forensics (and crime busters) tests. Feel free to inquire about joining via pm on scioly.org!

Besides SciOly ...

pikachu4919 enjoys other things as much as she enjoys science. While a member of the Science Olympiad team, she was also a violinist in the well-known Carmel High School Symphony Orchestra, and was a part of the Symphony Orchestra when they attended the 2014 Midwest Clinic and has been in two recording projects (Dvorak's 8th Symphony and Beethoven's 5th Symphony). Additionally, she has made it to the Indiana All-State Orchestra three times consecutively in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and she has also made it to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Side-By-Side program for 2015 and 2016. She also served as an op/ed editor for her school newspaper, the HiLite. She also ran cross country for all three years of middle school and all four years of high school. Some people ask how she does all of that and somehow still survives. She doesn't even know the answer to that.

Hobbies include wasting ridiculous amounts of time re-watching Avatar: The Last Airbender, Legend of Korra, and Stranger Things episodes despite having finished ALL the episodes of all the seasons of all of those franchises, listening to Broadway soundtracks, taking photos (she would love to shoot a senior/LinkedIn photo session someday!), making crafts, stress cooking (or attempts at cooking), sleeping, procrastinating, chatting with people about life, playing violin or piano, surfing the Internet (esp YouTube), bugging her two brothers (she is a middle child), and writing SciOly exams (refer to the "Division D Adventures" section for more info on that).