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Revision as of 04:10, 25 June 2020

CPScienceDude
General Information
Years in SO 5
Past Team(s) Taft Middle School
State IN
Division C
Scioly.org Information
Forum profile [1]
Exalted 1x
Gold.gif
Achievements
Total medals 40
Invitational medals 27
Regional medals 11
State medals 2
National medals 0
Competitor Info
Competitons attended 16
Invitationals attended 9
Regionals attended 4
States attended 3
Nationals attended 0
Events competed in 32
Volunteering
Years volunteered 1
Number of competitions 1
Number of tests written 1

CPScienceDude (more commonly known as CP or cpsd) is currently a sophomore ('23) that attends Crown Point High School, which he is the captain of. He also attended Robert A. Taft Middle School, or just Taft Middle School. He has participated in Science Olympiad since the 2017 season. Currently, he is debating on whether to pursue pathology or aerospace engineering

Past Results

2017 Sixth Grade

My first year in the amazing world of Science Olympiad! It was a pretty decent year, but definitely not my best. In my first year I competed in Hovercraft, Road Scholar, and Write It Do It. My hovercraft was my baby, but it was lame. It kinda sucked, but hey I tried. I was honestly pretty annoyed I was in RS, but I eventually came to love it. However, I had only bad feelings about WIDI. Ew ew ew ew ew ew. I HATE WIDI. I'm sorry, but it's just such a dumb event. AND my partner wrote in really bad cursive. It was completely illegible. Overall, my 6th grade year was very important, and sparked my passion for SciOly, so I guess it wasn't that bad.

Event Regionals States
Team 3rd 14th
Hovercraft 3rd 10th
Road Scholar 2nd 9th
Write It Do It 9th 22nd

2018 Seventh Grade

Year 2 in the world of SciOly! In seventh grade I competed in Hovercraft, Road Scholar, and Mystery Architecture. This year I really started to get involved and dedicated to Scioly. Road Scholar quickly became my favorite event, and Hovercraft was a close second. Mystery Architecture, however, was hell on earth for me. I hated that event so badly. It was just annoying to compete in. This was also the first time I was close to placing at state, with an 8th in Road Scholar. And once again, my hovercraft crapped out for states. It ran well at all the invys but then suddenly started to suck again, which made me mad, but whatever. This year was pretty great, but not the best for me based on my placings.

Event Regionals States
Team 2nd 14th
Hovercraft 3rd 12th
Road Scholar 3rd 8th
Mystery Architecture 9th 30th

2019 Eighth Grade

This year was by far my best in Scioly (at the time :P). It was such a fun and amazing year for me. I competed in Thermodynamics, Crime Busters, and Mystery Architecture. I also subbed in Heredity, and Experimental Design. This was also the year I found Scioly.org, and I kind of attribute this website to my success. Anyway, my season got off to a slow start, at the Hammond Invitational, only getting a 6th, 3rd, and a 2nd (out of 9 teams). Doing so poorly was a wake-up call for me and I kicked it into high gear. I practiced more, and studied harder. We were also supposed to go to the Northridge and Mishawaka invitationals, but unfortunately those were both cancelled. Then the Valpo invy rolled around and I was stoked. With a 12 in thermo, 3rd in heredity, and 1st in crime busters, I had a renewed vigor for Scioly. I worked harder than ever to prepare for regionals. It payed off with a 1st in all of my events. States rolled around eventually and I got 4th in Thermo and mystery architecture. After this season I am as excited as ever for the 2020 season.

Event Hammond Valpo Regionals States
Team 1st 7th 2nd 16th
Crime Busters 6th 1st 1st 8th
Heredity x 3rd x x
Thermodynamics 3rd 9th 1st 4th
Mystery Architecture x x 1st 4th

2020 Freshman

This season started pretty slow. My high school team was very, er let's say underdeveloped. With almost no communication and uncommitted members, our team's success was minimal. Despite that, I had so much fun this season. My first invitational of my Division C career went better than I could have ever imagined. I was expecting to place in maybe only one, maybe two of my events. Even then I would have been happy with 5th or below. But no, I got a first place AND two fourth places. Though, I will partially attribute this with only 2/3 of the teams showing up due to weather. Regionals was also a huge win for me, getting two first places and two second places. The team also did much better this time getting 4th overall and securing a bid to states. It was around this time that I noticed the lack of leadership on our team though. Our captain was not organizing anything and basically did none of their captaining duties. I asked my coach if I could help organize the team and he said yes! I made the state event assignments and organized team practices (but no one showed up except me b o t h t i m e s D:<). I then approached my coach and asked if I could be captain next season and he agreed. But then, at the beginning of March, state was canceled. It was a devastating blow, but with events being replayed I plan to take advantage of this opportunity and excel next season. While my first year in Highschool was ended prematurely by COVID-19, I look to seize any opportunity I have to gain an advantage for next season. Though it was definitely sad at first, I've done my best to look on the bright side of things, and I'm working hard to prepare for a competitive season and my first season as captain.

Event Northridge Regionals
Team 23 4
Forensics 10 1
Gravity Vehicle 1 2
Machines 4 1
Ornithology 4 2

2021 Sophomore

Coming soon. . .

Events Ranked

These are all the events that I have competed in ranked from favorite to least favorite:

Division B

Loved

1. Crime Busters

2. Hovercraft

3. Thermodynamics

4. Road Scholar

Liked

5. Mystery Architecture

6. Heredity

7. Experimental Design

Hated

8. Write It Do It

Division C

Loved

1. Gravity Vehicle

2. Forensics

3. Ornithology

Liked

4. Machines

Disliked

5. Chemistry Lab

Supervising Experience

Season Tournament Location Date Role Link To Exam Folder
2020 Hammond Invitational Hammond, IN December 14, 2019 Road Scholar B Supervisor Link To Exam Folder
2021 ? ? ? ? ?