Tuesday, January 31, 2017

First Week - 2017 Academic Olympics


Song:  Only The Young

Group:  Journey


Yesterday was the first day of the 2017 Academic Olympics.

Many different high schools came from all around Northern Nevada 
to compete at a local high school for the honors to compete at the State level.

There were two new schools added this year.

Alex is the team Captain again this year for Northstar Online High School.

Many from last year's team were not there for the first day of competition.

Only Alex and the girl next to him were from last year's team.


Although no one could match Alex in math...
the Asian boy in blue on the opposing side had done very well
on many of the History and Geography questions.

Northstar (Alex's team) lost the first heat.


In the second heat...
the teams finished in a tie.

It went into overtime...
and the opposing team got the win.


In the third heat...
Northstar picked up its momentum...
and went on to secure their first win for the day.




This was the fourth and final heat of the day.

Luckily...
there was an *open algebraic math question.

(open for all competitors to answer...the first one to answer correctly
gives the next three bonus questions to their team to answer).

Alex quickly calculated and buzzed in the correct answer.

This, along with more quick answers from Northstar...
secured the win.

This made Northstar's score for the day 2 - 2.



Mr. Devaney...
the Northstar head Academic Olympic coach...
gave a quick debriefing to the team before everyone went home.

Every Monday...
for the next few weeks...
there will be more heats for each school.

Hopefully...
Northstar will continue to do well.


Alex just after the first day of Academic Olympic heats.

Alex is not yet feeling completely well from the stomach flu.

He still can only eat soft foods for now.

However, Alex still studies without complaint.

He also has a very important math test coming up next week.



So much is happening so quickly this year.

There is so much to prepare for...
and so much to do.

In less than a year from now...
Alex will be putting out his applications to many universities throughout the US.

Within a few months of his applications going out...
Alexs will pick the one he wishes to attend for his undergraduate degree...
and we will then move somewhere near the university to fully support Alex
as he moves forwards in life.

The third year of high school is known as hell year...
as universities look so closely at what is done in this year...
and so, it is the highest pressure year at high school.

Alex is handling it well...
as he has always handled challenges in the past.






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