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Thread: Science Olympiads

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    Super Member Maride's Avatar
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    My middle child, Jorge, has been getting ready to participate in our regional Science olympiads for months. staying after school and working really hard. He was participating on 3 events. The competition was yesterday at a college campus two hours away. He left at 5:00am. I didn't hear from him all day long. I was getting a little worried since he is only 16, but not too much because he is used to be away from home after being in Australia for 20 days when he was only 14. I finally texted him and he answered back saying he didn't want to talk about it. My heart sank and I was planning some encouragement words for him. I picked him up later from school and he didn't look upset because he had a great time and a good learning experience. We got home and he called his father to the dinning room and said he got something for all of us. He looked in his backpack and didn't find it. He said: It must be in my jacket. Removed his jacket and there were hanging from his neck, three gold medals. He scored first on all his events. The youngest student in his physics class and the first ever in his school to achieve first place in 3 events. I am such a proud mother.
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    Maria

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    That is a wonderful story. I know how it feels to be so proud of your child, especially since he obviously worked so hard for it. I liked the way he was sneaky about telling you. He wanted to see your face, that's why he didn't tell you on the phone.

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    WOOHOO!!
    CONGRATS TO HIM!!!

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    That is wonderful!!! Congrats to you and your son!

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    HOOTIE HOOOOOOO that is sooooo FABULOUS!!!!! Time to celebrate.. SUPER JOB!!!

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    I love it!! Such a typical teenager....got a plan to surprise the parental units, and wasn't going to let mom's text spoil the plan. Huge congrats to him.

    My step-daughter is away this weekend to what she calls her "nerd weekend". She is the first girl in her school to ever make it on the team for this science fair. Very smart young lady. (And pretty as well!!!)

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    Yeah! I love schools that give some recognition to smarts and not just sports! You are lucky he had that opportunity and blessed that he could do so much with it!

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    Outta Site! Bless you all. You sound so supportive and progressive. Lucky Lad.

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    You should be proud!
    You and Dad deserve a pat on the back as well---for inspiring him to excel and follow his dreams.
    Congratulations to all of you!!!! :lol:

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    Wow, that's so impressive! Congratulations to your son, and to you, too!

    So, what were the three categories, and what were his projects? I really am interested. I loved physics in college. (Well, you said he's the youngest in his physics class. You didn't say his projects were in physics. But I'm still interested!)

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    Thanks a lot, everyone. His projects were Astronomy, It's about time, which involved building a pendulum from scratch and Physics Lab, building a wind turbine to study energy conversion. They were all assigned the subjects, and prepared the models. They were initially judged by the creativity of their project and then had to take a written test on the subject. 2 questions, no multiple choice but actaully written ones.

    I really appreciate all your nice comments.

    Thanks.

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    That is wonderful. What a talented young man. Tell him congrats from me.

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    How nice!! My 2nd. son was on the Science Olympiad team, they won the states and flew to Pennsylvania to compete there. I was on a committee to help raise $1500 for that trip. He trully enjoyed it; and it is wonderful to see children take pleasure in those activities. How wonderful he took 3 gold medals...that is awesome!!! You must be so proud.

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    Wow, he was assigned the topics to do? I'm even more impressed! Thanks for posting to let us know what they were.

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    Congratulations to him!!!!
    That's wonderful!

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    maria, you must be overcome with joy. tell him we're all proud of him. after all, we're all his adoptive moms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    maria, you must be overcome with joy. tell him we're all proud of him. after all, we're all his adoptive moms.
    I am so proud you wouldn't believe it. He told me last night not to feel obligated to tell every one in the world about it. He knows about all his adoptive mothers. I tell them about things I read here and even Emmanuel looks forward on the breakfast table to the jokes posted here. Is like having an extended family.

    Thanks all for your nice comments.

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    That is so AWESOME!!! :D:D:D
    Congratulations to ALL of you :D:D:D

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    What a great story. You have much to be proud about. Give him a pat ont he back from all of us here on this site too. We are all proud aunts and uncles too!

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    Congrats!!!! You must be so proud! He deserves the award after all the hard work!!

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