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QUOTE (SamKeal @ Jan 3 2018, 02:11 AM) *
Waukesha
1. Rufus King International 40.7 k
2. Pewaukee 40.5 k
3. New Berlin West 39 k
4. Waukesha West 37.5 k
5. New Berlin Eisenhower 35.8 k
6. Slinger 35.5 k
7. Waukesha North
8. Franklin
9. Washington Park
10. Brown Deer
Top Scorer: Jacob Huebner (also top in the state) with 8,820. This one will be very close between Rufus King and Pewaukee, but Im guessing Rufus King will have a slight advantage (between 150 and 200) over Pewaukee.


I just want to say that my gut feeling is that this is quite optimistic for both the team and me.
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QUOTE (TinDefacto @ Jan 3 2018, 10:19 AM) *
Not gonna predict state advancers since I think there's too much volatility in scores for those at the lower end, so it can be impossible to know. As for individuals, the Honors face-off in the Whitewater region will be pretty intense. One of them will win the Honors division statewide unless Cameron Rodrigues (from Waukesha West) is returning this year after all, in which case there's a good chance he may take that title. The real question is who the top student will be regardless of division! Should be exciting to watch unfold -- just over a week away! biggrin.gif


You're mixing together the names of Waukesha West's Honors from last year; they were Cameron Chyla and Jordan Rodrigues, not Cameron Rodriquez.
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I have some more results from Wisconsin Round 1!

Here are the top 3 individuals in each gpa category.

Honors:
1. Michaela Suski - Watertown -5800
2. Claire Vozel - Wilmot Union - 5634
3. Levi Keen - Wilmot Union(2) - 5477

Scholastic
1. Jacob Huebner - Rufus King - 5811 biggrin.gif
2. Emily Willis - Pewaukee - 4951
3. Davis Lohr - Sun Prairie - 4466

Varsity
1. Tanis Rossow - Wilmot Union - 3671
2. Andre Quarino - Rufus King - 3577 smile.gif
3. Alexandria DuPont - Slinger - 3463
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QUOTE (Hakiobo @ Nov 14 2017, 10:01 PM) *
Wisconsin took it's Round 1 tests today, and I've been informed that we'll have our scores by at least next week Tuesday, though we'll probably get them around Friday.

Overall, I think the tests went as I expected, so I think my score will be around 5700, which would be an improvement from my objectives score at state last year.
Here are my thoughts on each test, but since I can't say anything about content, I'll merely rank them by difficulty, from 1 easiest to 7 hardest

1: Math (I think it's possible I got 35/35. Maybe. Possibly. Potentially. Hopefully)
2: Literature (It probably helps that I read most of this resource guide the day before the test, I think this score should be 900-980)
3: Economics (Honestly, I felt about equally as good about these 3, and I'm guessing a score around 820-880)
4: Science
5: Social Science
6: Art (Worst recall of subjects I've studied; score should be somewhere from 780-820)
7: Music (only read section I/part of section II, so that really limits how well I'd do. Somewhere from 400-600 depending on guessing skill/luck)

Of course, I could have completely misjudged how well I did, but I think the estimates are good.

I guess these scores won't matter too much, since I'm gonna study more and try to improve all the scores anyway, but it'll be really nice to know exactly where I stand compared to everyone.


Okay! I finally got my team's individual scores.
Starting with mine:

Math: 971
Literature: 940
Economics: 900
Science: 880
Social Science: 800
Art: 760
Music: 560

Total: 5811

Somehow, my ranking of their difficulty was in exactly in the right order of my scores, though a few fell outsides the ranges I estimated. I made a silly mistake on the math question I got wrong, but oh well. Overall, I scored ever so slightly above what I expected, so I'm satisfied with my Round 1 perfromance, though I plan to improve for both regionals and state.

QUOTE (Hakiobo @ Nov 15 2017, 12:49 PM) *
I'm not going to hazard guessing for all the top teams in Wisconsin, but I think you might be undershooting Rufus King by a few thousand, so I'll my provide predictions about my team (though, based on who scores the highest in each division, not on who we played as normal/alternate)

H1: 5000
H2: 4000
S1: 5700
S2: 4000
V1: 4000
V2: 3500

T: 26.2K

At this point, I really hope I haven't completely misjudged how the rest of my team does, or myself for that matter.

Maybe I should add uncertainty bars.


It appears I have largely misjudged where my team was at with their studying. Here are the actual scores, optimized for highest team score.

H1: 4511
H2: 3960
S1: 5811
S2(Actually V3): 2811
V1: 3577
V2: 3146

T: 23816
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QUOTE (TinDefacto @ Nov 16 2017, 02:25 PM) *
Whoa!! Oh, weird, yeah -- they announced y'all at 3rd earlier, switched with Watertown. Strange... whatever the case, that's an impressive number of teams above 20k! At least three more than last year. Maybe more if any of these had separate teams with members who would have counted (of course, same for last year too). Interested in seeing individuals when we get those.

Do you know Rufus King's score with the other counters yet? Or how you did?


I don't know any of the individual scores yet, but I know this score is only from people on 'first team', but I feel like the other scores won't bring it up to my predictions since Rufus King 2 scored 13700 with 5 people.

I do have all of the team scores, but it would take a while to type all of them out.
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QUOTE (TinDefacto @ Nov 16 2017, 09:22 AM) *
QUOTE (SamKeal @ Nov 16 2017, 11:08 AM) *
QUOTE (Hakiobo @ Nov 16 2017, 09:03 AM) *
I'm curious as to whether they included everyone from the team in determining the team score, or just the people from the first team registered by the school.
We registered 2 team, one with 3 people in each division, and another team with 1 honors, 2 scholastic, and 2 varsity. I wouldn't be surprised in people from the second team scored in the top 2 in each division for our school, so that could change what our score 'should' be, though it could also affect other teams just as much for all I know.

The team scores are just from those on the highest scoring full team. Yours would be the one with three people in each division.

Yeah, for instance, they said #11 NBE was "New Berlin Eisenhower Team 2". The rankings are only out of schools, not teams, making me wonder how many schools are actually stronger than their scores would have you believe. I don't know the point of separating them into multiple 'teams' if you can switch your roster before Regionals anyway. Do any teams try to 'game' the system by putting their strongest people on different teams for Locals?

Whatever the case, third ain't a bad start, especially if your real score is likely higher. smile.gif


So, according to a piece of paper I received, these are the official scores for the top 10

1: Wilmot Union- 25739
2: Pewaukee - 24483
3: Watertown 23806
4: Rufus King 23087
5: Waukesha West 21287
6: New Richmond 20852
7: New Berlin West 20768
8: Melrose-Mindoro 20638
9: Sun Prairie 20422
10: Slinger 20388

I have a bunch of different reactions to these scores, but I'll wait until I know more to share, except for how it seems the livestream got it slightly wrong
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QUOTE (TinDefacto @ Nov 16 2017, 08:10 AM) *
WIAD had a livestream on Facebook reading off the top fifty teams! Go Janelle! biggrin.gif

No scores yet, but....

1. Wilmot Union
2. Pewaukee
3. Rufus King
4. Watertown
5. Waukesha West
6. New Richmond
7. New Berlin West
8. Melrose-Mindoro
9. Sun Prairie
10. Slinger
11. New Berlin Eisenhower
12. Bay Port
13. Marathon
14. Green Bay East
15. Green Bay Southwest
16. Durand
17. Green Bay Preble
18. Burlington
19. Winneconne
20. Northland Pines
21. Elk Mound
22. Waukesha North
23. Franklin
24. Sparta
25. LaCrosse-Logan
26. Mount Horeb
27. Seymour
28. Dodgeland
29. Menomonie
30. Freedom


I'm curious as to whether they included everyone from the team in determining the team score, or just the people from the first team registered by the school.
We registered 2 team, one with 3 people in each division, and another team with 1 honors, 2 scholastic, and 2 varsity. I wouldn't be surprised in people from the second team scored in the top 2 in each division for our school, so that could change what our score 'should' be, though it could also affect other teams just as much for all I know.

I know in the past they counted the teams separately, so it seems at least somewhat likely, but with new directors, anything could change.
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QUOTE (TinDefacto @ Nov 15 2017, 09:41 PM) *
Apparently results come out in the morning? Crossing my fingers for y'all! biggrin.gif


Apparently?

I have a few questions in response.
How early?
What's your source?
How reliable is your source?
Why am I so impatient to learn the scores?
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QUOTE (SamKeal @ Nov 15 2017, 12:19 PM) *
Before results come out sometime in the next week, I just want to get my predictions in for Wisconsin Round 1. Early season predictions are tough, so a lot of this will probably be wrong, but oh well. This will be the first year that Wisconsin will be taking all 7 tests, so we no longer have to extrapolate 6-event scores into 7-event scores! It is also the first year that Wisconsin will be taking R1 online.

Overall Team:
1. Wilmot Union – 27k
2. Waukesha West – 25k
3. New Berlin Eisenhower – 24k
4. New Berlin West – 23.5k
5. Watertown – 23k
6. Rufus King – 22k
7. Sun Prairie – 20k
Other teams that could break 20k are New Richmond, Pewaukee, Bay Port, and perhaps Melrose-Mindoro.


I'm not going to hazard guessing for all the top teams in Wisconsin, but I think you might be undershooting Rufus King by a few thousand, so I'll my provide predictions about my team (though, based on who scores the highest in each division, not on who we played as normal/alternate)

H1: 5000
H2: 4000
S1: 5700
S2: 4000
V1: 4000
V2: 3500

T: 26.2K

At this point, I really hope I haven't completely misjudged how the rest of my team does, or myself for that matter.

Maybe I should add uncertainty bars.
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QUOTE (Alex Ballard @ Nov 14 2017, 10:10 PM) *
QUOTE (Hakiobo @ Nov 14 2017, 08:01 PM) *
Wisconsin took it's Round 1 tests today, and I've been informed that we'll have our scores by at least next week Tuesday, though we'll probably get them around Friday.

Overall, I think the tests went as I expected, so I think my score will be around 5700, which would be an improvement from my objectives score at state last year.
Here are my thoughts on each test, but since I can't say anything about content, I'll merely rank them by difficulty, from 1 easiest to 7 hardest

1: Math (I think it's possible I got 35/35. Maybe. Possibly. Potentially. Hopefully)
2: Literature (It probably helps that I read most of this resource guide the day before the test, I think this score should be 900-980)
3: Economics (Honestly, I felt about equally as good about these 3, and I'm guessing a score around 820-880)
4: Science
5: Social Science
6: Art (Worst recall of subjects I've studied; score should be somewhere from 780-820)
7: Music (only read section I/part of section II, so that really limits how well I'd do. Somewhere from 400-600 depending on guessing skill/luck)

Of course, I could have completely misjudged how well I did, but I think the estimate are good.

I guess these scores won't matter too much, since I'm gonna study more and try to improve all the scores anyway, but it'll be really nice to know exactly where I stand compared to everyone.


So all the tests were fairly easy/fair in terms of difficulty?


I guess they were. I definitely knew where nearly all the questions came from, though I had barely read music. Hence, it was the exception. There was one Literature question I felt had multiple correct responses based on how the question is interpreted though, but that might just be a 'me' issue.
Had I known every subject backwards and forwards (which I don't), I would've been able to score high 900's on every test.

On Math, I felt it might have been a bit too easy, but I expect those tests to get harder as the season goes along. Last year's state math test was much more difficult than the Round 1 test.
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Wisconsin took it's Round 1 tests today, and I've been informed that we'll have our scores by at least next week Tuesday, though we'll probably get them around Friday.

Overall, I think the tests went as I expected, so I think my score will be around 5700, which would be an improvement from my objectives score at state last year.
Here are my thoughts on each test, but since I can't say anything about content, I'll merely rank them by difficulty, from 1 easiest to 7 hardest

1: Math (I think it's possible I got 35/35. Maybe. Possibly. Potentially. Hopefully)
2: Literature (It probably helps that I read most of this resource guide the day before the test, I think this score should be 900-980)
3: Economics (Honestly, I felt about equally as good about these 3, and I'm guessing a score around 820-880)
4: Science
5: Social Science
6: Art (Worst recall of subjects I've studied; score should be somewhere from 780-820)
7: Music (only read section I/part of section II, so that really limits how well I'd do. Somewhere from 400-600 depending on guessing skill/luck)

Of course, I could have completely misjudged how well I did, but I think the estimates are good.

I guess these scores won't matter too much, since I'm gonna study more and try to improve all the scores anyway, but it'll be really nice to know exactly where I stand compared to everyone.
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This would also affect Chielo's description in the right column of page 27, where it says "Although Okonkwo and Ekwefi, Ezinma's mother, chase Chielo, she outruns them" since only Ekwefi ran after her, and was not really outrun.
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I've been reading the literature resource guide, and I've encountered a few things I think are errors.

On page 26, left column, last paragraph, it describes when Chielo took Enzima to the shrine of the Oracle of the Hills and Caves. In its description it says that Okonkwo "follows her from only a 'manly' distance, but Chielo outruns him"
This is false. Okonkwo did not follow Chielo; Ekwefi did. Additionally, Ekwefi was not outrun, she followed and kept pace the whole time and made certain not to get too close.

This is best evidenced by reading from pages 102-112 of Things Fall Apart, but, in absence of that, from page 112 "When Ekwefi had followed the priestess, he had allowed what he regarded as a reasonable and manly interval to pass and then gone with his machete to the shrine, where he thought they might be"

Additionally, on page 27 of the resource guide left column in the paragraph about Obierika, it says "He warns Okonkwo against going on the journey to kill Ikemefuna." This is also false, as Obierika only discusses it with Okonkwo in chapter eight after the killing in chapter seven by saying to Okonkwo "If I were you I would have stayed home"(Things Fall Apart 67).This, however, is after the event and can't be called a warning. The person that actually warns Okonkwo to not go on the journey is Ogbuefi Ezeudu when he says "The boy calls you father. Do not bear a hand in his death"(Things Fall Apart 57).
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I'm pretty pumped for Round 1 next Tuesday here in Wisconsin. I'm happy that we're finally taking separate science and social science tests for Round 1 this year!
My ideal score for Round 1 would be above 6000, but I don't think I've studied enough to get to that yet. I'll be content with any score above my objectives scores at State last year: 5382.9.

I'm especially excited to see how well everyone else on my team does. I think we have a lot of potential on all 3 levels, though I'll have a much better grasp on where we all are after we get our scores back. (and compare them to other scores)
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QUOTE (TinDefacto @ Nov 5 2017, 09:02 PM) *
QUOTE (Hakiobo @ Nov 3 2017, 12:58 AM) *
Also, thank you so much for the compliment! Though, I still have a lot more to improve; I hadn't read most of either the social science or music packet, I hadn't read any of the literature selected works, and I only got first due to super quiz.
This year, however, I expect/hope to be a lot better than I was at any time last year, and the whole team seems a lot more dedicated and excited this year. I honestly can't wait for Round 1. (ignoring the fact that I still need to read most of music, literature, and 1/2 of science)

There's always more to improve!! Best of luck next week! biggrin.gif


Well, as of now I've finished science, and I'm on to literature next. Hopefully I'll be able to finish both literature and music before Round 1, though music is not particularly fun to read through. My goal for locals is 6000 points, though it might be a bit too high for now; 5500 is probably more realistic. By state, my goal is 9000 w/o superquiz. I don't know if I'll be able to reach it, but there's no point in not trying.

Maybe if I spent more time studying and less time making spreadsheets of scores, I'd be better off.


QUOTE (JakeLHS @ Nov 5 2017, 10:28 PM) *
QUOTE (TinDefacto @ Nov 6 2017, 04:02 AM) *
There's always more to improve!! Best of luck next week! biggrin.gif

Wisconsin has their Round 1 next week??


Our Round 1 competition, "locals" as we call it, is on Tuesday November 14th. I'm not sure if/how the dates differ for Round 1 in other states, but I know Wisconsin has a history of doing Round 1 differently e.g. combing the science/social science tests, and using it as a qualifier for regionals. There's one thing I'm curious to know whether other states are doing this too; we're taking our Round 1 tests online rather than using scantrons.
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In the beginning of section II of the music resource guide, it states that a dundun is "an hourglass-shaped tension (or squeeze) drum." However, later in this section it describes a dundun as a "long cylinder-shaped double-headed bass drum".

My question is, which is it? Since last I checked a drum cannot be both cylindrical and hour-glassed shaped.

The only thing that I can think of, besides it simply being an error, is that a dundun refers to a different drums in different cultures, since the first mention of the dundun was in relation to Yoruba drumming traditions, whereas the second was in relation to the mande instruments.
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QUOTE (TinDefacto @ Nov 2 2017, 10:13 PM) *
QUOTE (Hakiobo @ Nov 2 2017, 10:04 PM) *
Ellu, I'm Jacob Huebner, a scholastic decathlete from Rufus King International school in Wisconsin. This year, my senior year, is my second year as a decathlete. Last year, my friend convinced me to join, and we ended making state for the first time in 3 years.

The experience was amazing, and I ended up being pretty good at this game. In locals, and regionals I did fairly well, but state is where I really shined. By some miracle(most likely actually reading the art packet), I ended up as the #1 scoring scholastic in Wisconsin! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Ever since then, I've been really motivated/obsessed about 2 things: collecting a lot of data about scores, and doing whatever it takes to get my team to Frisco this year. I feel really confident about my team this year, and know that's it's within our reach.

Ellu?

Welcome to the boards!! Always good to have another Wisconsonite. You had a mad impressive jump from Regionals to State last year; wishing you and the Rufus King team the best of luck. smile.gif Exciting things are bubbling in Wisconsin this year!!

Sidenote: it is so weird to hear people talk about going to Frisco like it's a good thing. tongue.gif


Oh yeah, you're from Frisco, aren't you; it must be odd to have so much focus on your hometown tongue.gif
Also, thank you so much for the compliment! Though, I still have a lot more to improve; I hadn't read most of either the social science or music packet, I hadn't read any of the literature selected works, and I only got first due to super quiz.
This year, however, I expect/hope to be a lot better than I was at any time last year, and the whole team seems a lot more dedicated and excited this year. I honestly can't wait for Round 1. (ignoring the fact that I still need to read most of music, literature, and 1/2 of science)
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Ellu, I'm Jacob Huebner, a scholastic decathlete from Rufus King International school in Wisconsin. This year, my senior year, is my second year as a decathlete. Last year, my friend convinced me to join, and we ended making state for the first time in 3 years.

The experience was amazing, and I ended up being pretty good at this game. In locals, and regionals I did fairly well, but state is where I really shined. By some miracle(most likely actually reading the art packet), I ended up as the #1 scoring scholastic in Wisconsin! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Ever since then, I've been really motivated/obsessed about 2 things: collecting a lot of data about scores, and doing whatever it takes to get my team to Frisco this year. I feel really confident about my team this year, and know that's it's within our reach.
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