8 months ago
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Which competition should I attend?

I'm a freshman in high school, and I have two really important competitions on the same day. One is the science olympiad regional competition. If I don't attend it, I will be dropped from the team this year, and most likely won't be selected in future years. The other one is state qualifiers for debate. For context, I'm currently very involved in debate, and I'm the only freshman on the varsity team. However, this tournament isn't mandatory, so I only have to go if I want to compete at states. I was leaning towards attending the science olympiad competition because I can always go to state quals in future years as well. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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8 months ago

So as a member of both SciOly and debate I feel like I can answer this.

Assuming you want to continue with SciOly (especially if you are interested in STEM or medical) you should absolutely do SciOly. If you are part of SciOly just Becuase and don’t really care about itbut love debate I’d recommend to do debate especially especially if you expect to place.

Also if your debate league is any similar to mine you should also be able to attend Nat Quals which should show your high level of competition.

Hope this helps and feel free to comment if you’s like clarification as I’d be more than happy to help!

8 months ago

I would highly recommend going to the Olympiad Regional Competition because this is a team you might not be selected again. You can tell your professor or leader from the state qualifiers that you will not make it to the competition. Hopefully he or she will understand with what you said. Joining a team that might never let you back in if you do not attend will be my main concern.

I hope this helped and good luck in future competitions =)

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