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DemiDec Talk _ Academic Decathlon C&S _ CA State 2018

Posted by: Alex Ballard Mar 20 2018, 04:08 PM

The CA State competition is this weekend, with objective testing on Friday and Speech/Interview/SQ on Saturday! Awards are Sunday afternoon! Make your predictions in the poll!!

Posted by: Stealer of Souls Mar 20 2018, 09:16 PM

I predict we have been working hard. At county we had our first ever duo go over 9K. We're hoping for the trifecta this weekend. We'll have to see about subjectives-- essay didn't make everyone leap for joy so that could put the brakes on that, but you never know. I'm hoping that Xitlali's "the answer just spoke to me" will be infectious. This is our first time back in division 1 since 2014 so hopefully we have something positive to hang our hat on. Starting in 15th isn't exactly the pole position, but our best finish the last three years has been 16th. We just have to HOOOOOOOLLLLLLDDDDD on.

Posted by: Allan21996 Mar 21 2018, 06:18 AM

I think Edison will make top 10. That's what the tea leaves were saying to me.

Posted by: Stealer of Souls Mar 22 2018, 05:27 PM

Iím sure there are about 15 other schools who have something to say about that.

Posted by: TinDefacto Mar 25 2018, 08:59 PM

Score packet available https://t.co/eJlmDTI1aX.

ECR wins with 55,942.4!! A team of dedicated volunteers is filling out ADSIC now. smile.gif

Posted by: Stealer of Souls Mar 28 2018, 02:26 AM

Aaahhh. Why did the message board go down? I needed to vent....

So, CAD decides to put teams 11-20 in the morning judging for speech and interview. At the orientation, state director relays message from judges: "the scores always get better in the afternoon." Hmm. We lost 1489 in subjectives. My 2 varsity lost 498.3 in interview. Honors goes from 1000 to 810? While we were happy to beat University, we were hoping for top 10. When you go up 2800+ in objectives you'd like to think your chances are pretty good, but it wasn't to be. We missed out by 273 points. At least we beat UHS. Now if we could only figure out how to do it at regionals instead of at state (last two years).

Posted by: TinDefacto Mar 28 2018, 10:48 PM

QUOTE (Stealer of Souls @ Mar 27 2018, 10:26 PM) *
Aaahhh. Why did the message board go down? I needed to vent....

So, CAD decides to put teams 11-20 in the morning judging for speech and interview. At the orientation, state director relays message from judges: "the scores always get better in the afternoon." Hmm. We lost 1489 in subjectives. My 2 varsity lost 498.3 in interview. Honors goes from 1000 to 810? While we were happy to beat University, we were hoping for top 10. When you go up 2800+ in objectives you'd like to think your chances are pretty good, but it wasn't to be. We missed out by 273 points. At least we beat UHS. Now if we could only figure out how to do it at regionals instead of at state (last two years).

Holy mackerel, that is an insane drop in subs. There's no way an Interview score that low could be warranted from one of your students... nor is there any good reason for the scores to inherently be better in the afternoon. That sounds infuriating. :/ That you managed to do so well though despite this is super impressive -- that is an insane objs leap!

What was your score without Super Quiz, if I may ask?

Posted by: Stealer of Souls Mar 29 2018, 02:28 AM

QUOTE (TinDefacto @ Mar 28 2018, 03:48 PM) *
QUOTE (Stealer of Souls @ Mar 27 2018, 10:26 PM) *
Aaahhh. Why did the message board go down? I needed to vent....

So, CAD decides to put teams 11-20 in the morning judging for speech and interview. At the orientation, state director relays message from judges: "the scores always get better in the afternoon." Hmm. We lost 1489 in subjectives. My 2 varsity lost 498.3 in interview. Honors goes from 1000 to 810? While we were happy to beat University, we were hoping for top 10. When you go up 2800+ in objectives you'd like to think your chances are pretty good, but it wasn't to be. We missed out by 273 points. At least we beat UHS. Now if we could only figure out how to do it at regionals instead of at state (last two years).

Holy mackerel, that is an insane drop in subs. There's no way an Interview score that low could be warranted from one of your students... nor is there any good reason for the scores to inherently be better in the afternoon. That sounds infuriating. :/ That you managed to do so well though despite this is super impressive -- that is an insane objs leap!

What was your score without Super Quiz, if I may ask?


47335

Posted by: Stealer of Souls Apr 16 2018, 07:56 PM

Does this board even work any more? I will assume yes. So I got to spend the weekend at Elsinore High School for my son's water polo tournament, and I was wondering why it's Elsinore High even though it is not in the town of Elsinore (about 6 miles away)? I did like how Edison and Elsinore are both EHS Tigers.

Posted by: TinDefacto Apr 16 2018, 08:45 PM

QUOTE (Stealer of Souls @ Apr 16 2018, 03:56 PM) *
Does this board even work any more? I will assume yes. So I got to spend the weekend at Elsinore High School for my son's water polo tournament, and I was wondering why it's Elsinore High even though it is not in the town of Elsinore (about 6 miles away)? I did like how Edison and Elsinore are both EHS Tigers.

It does still work! smile.gif People just need to recreate their accounts! I had wondered about Elsinore High too, especially since there isn't even any town called Elsinore -- it's Lake Elsinore! But apparently the Lake Elsinore USD extends into Wildomar, where Elsinore HS is, so it kind of makes sense...

Unrelatedly, I recently discovered that water polo does not involve riding horses in a swimming pool.

Posted by: Stealer of Souls Apr 17 2018, 02:43 AM

Still waiting for my post count to return to its original number. This being four is depressing. Given that I don't have any social media accounts this was my one thing and now I have four posts. Fix it. I have faith in you and your 1257 posts.

Posted by: TinDefacto Apr 17 2018, 01:18 PM

QUOTE (Stealer of Souls @ Apr 16 2018, 10:43 PM) *
Still waiting for my post count to return to its original number. This being four is depressing. Given that I don't have any social media accounts this was my one thing and now I have four posts. Fix it. I have faith in you and your 1257 posts.

I've poked Teeling about it again; unfortunately, I don't have the power to restore post counts. :/ But it WILL happen!!

Posted by: madcap Apr 17 2018, 02:07 PM

QUOTE (TinDefacto @ Apr 16 2018, 04:45 PM) *
Unrelatedly, I recently discovered that water polo does not involve riding horses in a swimming pool.


Academic Decathletes' great knowledge of sports gives me high hopes for the future! biggrin.gif

Posted by: madcap Apr 17 2018, 02:41 PM

QUOTE (Stealer of Souls @ Apr 16 2018, 03:56 PM) *
Does this board even work any more? I will assume yes.


It works well, but I'm seeing many more people (especially students) talking AcaDec on the Academic Decathlon Memes Facebook page and Google hangouts; that is, they seem to want more efficient forms of communication than a message board.

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