Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Fourth Place For Northstar - Academic Olympics Finals
Northstar was competing for the rights to go to
the State Academic Olympic competition.
They were in the number four position going into the competition.
Just before the first heat.
It was a very close battle.
In the end...
Northstar lost by 10 points (1 question).
The final heat proved to be somewhat heartbreaking.
Northstar was ahead at the halftime break.
However, the other team pulled ahead.
they had done well.
One of the Academic Olympic coaches giving the team a pep talk after the competition.
They had done well for their first year.
They ended the season in fourth place...
and they will return next year...
hungry for victory.
We went out to dinner afterwards.
Dealing with loss is part of competition.
For the meek...
it signals a time to quit.
For true competitors...
it lights the fires of drive...
and they return more hungry than ever.
Alex can hardly wait for next year.