User:Smayya337

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smayya337
General Information
Years in SO 4
Current Team TJHSST
Grade 11th
Past Team(s) South County Middle School
State VA
Division C
Scioly.org Information
Forum profile smayya337
Medals
Total medals 31
  • 16 invitational medals
  • 10 regional medals
  • 5 state medals
  • 0 national medals
Competitor Info
Competitions attended 17
  • 9 invitationals
  • 4 regionals
  • 3 states
  • 1 national
Events competed in 48
Social Media
Discord smayya337#6534

smayya337 is currently a junior competing for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, one of TJHSST's team officers, and a lead maintainer of Duosmium. He competed for South County Middle School during the 2018 season and TJHSST during the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Smayya337 primarily competes in physics events (go Thermo!) with a bit of inquiry and build on the side. In his free time, smayya337 enjoys playing clarinet, coding, tinkering with electronic devices, browsing Reddit, and hanging out on Discord.

History

2017-18 (8th grade, Division B)

Smayya337 tried out for his middle school team in the 2016-17 season, but didn't make it. He did, however, become a part of the team for the 2017-18 season, which was during his eighth grade year. He got his top two choices - Fast Facts and Wright Stuff - as events, along with one he only picked because his friend had put it down too (Thermo). Ironically, smayya337 ended up preferring Thermo over Fast Facts, and vastly over Wright Stuff. His competition history for this season was decent as well, getting five medals across three competitions (including a 4th place in Thermo at states!)

2018-19 (9th grade, Division C)

This was smayya337's first year at TJ. He tried out for TJSO without actually expecting to get in, so it was a bit of a surprise when he did. Again, smayya337 was lucky enough to receive his top two choices - Thermo and Sounds of Music - plus Wright Stuff, even though he explicitly asked not to do the latter. He put up some decent but unimpressive (in his own opinion, at least) performances at the Duke Invitational and the Charlottesville Regional. A few weeks later, smayya337 was selected as one of the four alternates to TJ's states team, and he was a full member of the team at the Cornell Invitational. He competed in Amazing Mechatronics at the state tournament and Detector Building at nats, and received six total medals for the season, medaling at least once in every competition except nats.

2019-20 (10th grade, Division C)

This year, smayya337 received Experimental Design, Sounds of Music, and Machines as his events, but he switched with a teammate and ended up participating in Codebusters instead of ED. He medaled twice at the CMU invitational (almost three times, but he got lost on the way to Code and missed the timed question), placed 3rd in all his events at regionals, and even got a couple medals at SOUP before the season got cut short, for a total of seven medals on the season. Smayya337 was a full member of TJSO's states team for this season.

2020-21 (11th grade, Division C)

This year is unconventional due to the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, but smayya337 has still been able to have an interesting and enjoyable season. He reprised Codebusters and Sounds from the previous year, and got Detector Building (an event he had wanted the previous season but not received). This is also smayya337's first year as a TJ team officer. (He considers it a stroke of luck that he ended up in the position - he's not very good at winning elections.) In addition, thanks to lots of insistence on smayya337's part, TJ is signed up for five invitationals - by far the most in one season in team history (previous record: 2). (He's not entirely sure how prepared he'll be for them, but is excited nevertheless.) Smayya337 is also getting more involved with other aspects of tournaments this season - he forked Unosmium's code to create Duosmium and keep an archive of competition results, and he'll be writing and grading exams at multiple invitationals.

Events

Events smayya337 has participated in include Thermodynamics, Fast Facts, Wright Stuff, Sounds of Music, Potions and Poisons, Amazing Mechatronics, Circuit Lab, Codebusters, Machines, Detector Building, and Cybersecurity.

2017-18 (8th grade, Division B)

Main Events

  • Fast Facts B
  • Thermodynamics B
  • Wright Stuff B

Other Events

  • Potions and Poisons B

2018-19 (9th grade, Division C)

Main Events

  • Sounds of Music C
  • Thermodynamics C
  • Wright Stuff C

Other Events

  • Amazing Mechatronics C
  • Circuit Lab C
  • Detector Building C

2019-20 (10th grade, Division C)

Main Events

  • Codebusters C
  • Machines C
  • Sounds of Music C

2020-21 (11th grade, Division C)

Main Events

  • Codebusters C
  • Detector Building C
  • Sounds of Music C

Other Events

  • Cybersecurity C

Medals

2017-18 (8th grade, Division B)

Lanier Invitational

5th smayya337 has received a 5th place medal in Fast Facts at Lanier Invitational.
Silver smayya337 has received a Silver medal in Thermodynamics at Lanier Invitational.


Regionals

Silver smayya337 has received a Silver medal in Fast Facts at Fairfax Regional.
Gold smayya337 has received a Gold medal in Thermodynamics at Fairfax Regional.


States

4th smayya337 has received a 4th place medal in Thermodynamics at VA State Tournament.


2018-19 (9th grade, Division C)

Duke Invitational

Bronze smayya337 has received a Bronze medal in Sounds of Music at Duke Invitational.
5th smayya337 has received a 5th place medal in Thermodynamics at Duke Invitational.


Regionals

Bronze smayya337 has received a Bronze medal in Sounds of Music at Charlottesville Regional.
Silver smayya337 has received a Silver medal in Thermodynamics at Charlottesville Regional.


Cornell Invitational

5th smayya337 has received a 5th place medal in Thermodynamics at Cornell Invitational.


States

Gold smayya337 has received a Gold medal in Amazing Mechatronics at VA State Tournament.


2019-20 (10th grade, Division C)

Carnegie Mellon Invitational

Silver smayya337 has received a Silver medal in Machines at Carnegie Mellon Invitational.
5th smayya337 has received a 5th place medal in Sounds of Music at Carnegie Mellon Invitational.


Regionals

Bronze smayya337 has received a Bronze medal in Codebusters at Mary Washington Regional.
Bronze smayya337 has received a Bronze medal in Machines at Mary Washington Regional.
Bronze smayya337 has received a Bronze medal in Sounds of Music at Mary Washington Regional.


Penn Invitational

5th smayya337 has received a 5th place medal in Codebusters at Penn Invitational.
Bronze smayya337 has received a Bronze medal in Sounds of Music at Penn Invitational.


2020-21 (11th grade, Division C)

Carnegie Mellon Invitational

7th smayya337 has received a 7th place medal in Codebusters at Carnegie Mellon Invitational.
4th smayya337 has received a 4th place medal in Sounds of Music at Carnegie Mellon Invitational.

University of Chicago Invitational

Silver smayya337 has received a Silver medal in Detector Building at University of Chicago Invitational.
7th smayya337 has received a 7th place medal in Sounds of Music at University of Chicago Invitational.

Regionals

5th smayya337 has received a 5th place medal in Codebusters at Newton Regional.
Bronze smayya337 has received a Bronze medal in Detector Design at Newton Regional.
Gold smayya337 has received a Gold medal in Sounds of Music at Newton Regional.

Penn Invitational

4th smayya337 has received a 4th place medal in Sounds of Music at Penn Invitational.

BirdSO Invitational

12th smayya337 has received a 12th place medal in Detector Building at BirdSO Invitational.
4th smayya337 has received a 4th place medal in Sounds of Music at BirdSO Invitational.

States

Gold smayya337 has received a Gold medal in Codebusters at VA State Tournament.
Gold smayya337 has received a Gold medal in Detector Design at VA State Tournament.
Gold smayya337 has received a Gold medal in Sounds of Music at VA State Tournament.

Full Results

2017-18 (8th grade, Division B)

Event Lanier Invitational Regionals State
Fast Facts 5th 2nd 10th
Potions and Poisons 12th
Thermodynamics 2nd 1st 4th
Wright Stuff 7th 21st

2018-19 (9th grade, Division C)

Event Duke Invitational Regionals Cornell Invitational State Nationals
Amazing Mechatronics 1st
Circuit Lab 13th
Detector Building 16th
Sounds of Music 3rd 3rd 18th
Thermodynamics 5th 2nd 5th
Wright Stuff 6th

2019-20 (10th grade, Division C)

Event Carnegie Mellon Invitational Regionals Penn Invitational
Codebusters 6th 3rd 5th
Machines 2nd 3rd 26th
Sounds of Music 5th 3rd 3rd

2020-21 (11th grade, Division C)

Event Las Vegas Invitational Carnegie Mellon Invitational University of Chicago Invitational Regionals Penn Invitational BirdSO Invitational States Nationals
Codebusters 24th 7th 12th 3rd 28th 18th 1st
Detector Building 12th 2nd 5th 30th 12th 1st
Sounds of Music 23rd 4th 7th 1st 4th 4th 1st

Other Science Olympiad Stuff

  • Smayya337 is a lead maintainer of Duosmium. His work mostly entails uploading data and dealing with the Ruby backend code.
  • Smayya337 also wrote the Sounds of Music exam for the 2021 River Hill Invitational. You can find the tests here!

Other Activities

While Science Olympiad takes up a large portion of smayya337's life at this point (oops), he does participate in other activities.

  • Smayya337 has been playing clarinet since fifth grade, and is a member of TJ's Symphonic Wind Ensemble and marching band. (Contrary to what some may think, TJ does in fact have a marching band.)
  • Smayya337 is a member of TJ's Student Systems Administrator team, helping maintain critical components of the school's technical infrastructure.
  • Smayya337 also helps organize HackTJ, TJ's annual hackathon.
  • Smayya337 has been studying Latin since eighth grade, and would like to let you know that it is not an irrelevant language, thank you very much.
  • Smayya337 likes to do capture-the-flag (CTF) competitions with friends every once in a while. He specializes in Linux/hack-the-box challenges, though he's not very good.