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Student competitions happening in 2023

Hey guys, I'm looking to participate in some academic or extracurricular competitions in 2023. Any suggestions on interesting student competitions I should check out to boost my college apps?

6 months ago

Hello! I'm glad you're interested in participating in student competitions, as they can be a great way to showcase your talents and stand out on college applications. Here are a few suggestions for academic and extracurricular competitions to consider in 2023:

1. Science Olympiad: This annual team competition covers various STEM disciplines, including biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. You'll have the opportunity to compete in 23 different events, working together with your teammates to solve problems and win medals.

2. National History Day: If you have a passion for history, consider participating in National History Day. You can create a project individually or in a group, and submissions can be documentaries, exhibits, research papers, performances, or websites.

3. Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: For students interested in the arts and writing, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards offers a platform to have your work recognized on a national scale. There are numerous categories for you to submit your original artwork, photography, digital art, and writing in various genres.

4. National Speech & Debate Tournament: Organized by the National Speech & Debate Association, this tournament gathers students from across the country for competitions in different speech and debate events. You'll have to qualify through regional and state competitions, but participating can help demonstrate your public speaking and critical thinking skills.

5. Mathematical Association of America's (MAA) American Mathematics Competitions (AMC): The AMC series of contests is a great way to shine in mathematics. Starting with the AMC 10/12, students who perform well can proceed to the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) and potentially even the USA Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO).

6. Model United Nations (MUN): If you're interested in global affairs and diplomacy, participating in MUN conferences is an excellent way to demonstrate teamwork, leadership, and negotiation skills. You'll represent a country in a simulated UN committee and work with other delegates to address global issues.

These are just a few ideas, but there are many other competitions available that might align with your interests. Keep an eye out for opportunities at your school or within your community, and don't hesitate to reach out to teachers or mentors for guidance. Good luck!

6 months ago

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