No, it was probably another school :(
NY THE EMPIRE STATE WHERE IT’S AT YO
EEEE SEE YOU THERE!!!! <3
I have not written a post about this issue because I wasn’t sure whether or not it was appropriate or inconsiderate to bring up, but now that I’ve received several messages about the subject I feel like it’s a good time to talk about the conflict that has come to light regarding Ward Melville High School’s disqualification from the NYS Science Olympiad Competition. The basis of their DQ is basically a missed deadline for filing important paperwork needed by all schools attending states (more info here: http://www.newsday.com/long-island/ward-melville-science-champs-barred-from-state-tourney-1.7360911 ), but many people, including myself, think it’s unfair and unnecessary to punish WM for something as petty as paperwork.
So here is a petition you can all sign (it doesn’t matter if you’re from another state, from another division, graduated, or even in scioly) to bring them back to states. http://jakewelde.com/petition
Yes, I know that this will just create more competition, but at least it’ll be fair. And, at the end of the day, that’s really all Science Olympiad is about. Winning stuff is fun, but the heart of Scioly is really that genuine love and passion for challenging yourself in the field of science with friends through FAIR and fun competition.
Arizona’s state competition was tonight and I have the results if you want to post them.
1st place: Catalina Foothills HS Blue
2nd: Desert Mountain Maroon
3rd: Catalina Foothills HS Silver
4th: University HS Black
5th: Accelerated Learning Lab
6th: St. Gregory’s College Prep
7th: Corona Del Sol Orange
It was an amazing job done by all!
First I’d like to start off by apologizing for being MIA the past few weeks… junior year has not been kind, and ironically it’s been Scioly that’s been keeping me from going on the blog regularly.
Regionals was exactly a month ago but shit it feels like it’s been just a week… i mean I guess that’s good because states is really close and I’m excited but I definitely don’t feel 100% prepared. Studying and building ELG have been humdrumming along, and of course I’ve noticed progress in both my partner’s and my performances, but it’s just not the kind of miraculous improvement I hoped for.
I feel pretty good about ento because identifying bugs is pretty easy, but it’s those miscellaneous facts that throw my partner and me off. Right now I’m just trying to read as many guides and websites as possible, but each family has its own smorgasbord of random facts and my brain can’t keep up without feeling like it’s going to explode.
Disease detectives is just the same… a plethora of random environmental qual facts that I can read ten times over and hopefully retain only 10%. Stats are ok… but a total pain in the butt. And if the states test is anything harder than the Western Nassau regionals test I’m going to cry (it was so hard I can’t even)
ELG is looking ok right now… trying two different kits as well as using freelanced designs.
I will keep you guys updated!
And please please feel free to message me your team’s progress! I’m sure everyone on the blog would like to hear how everyone else is doing :) Best of luck!
Oh now I’m curious as to what school you go to, anon
AHHHHH TYTY YOU TOO! <3 hehe see you at states!