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Alisha Yin

%E2%80%9CMe+and+a+fellow+freshman%2C+Jaswitha+Tummala%2C+have+both+been+really+interested+in+%5Bstarting%5D+Science+Olympiad+%5Bthis+year%5D.+%5BI%5D+did+science+bowl+for+all+three+years+in+middle+school%2C+and+last+year+I+led+my+team+to+Nationals+%5Bas%5D+the+captain.+I+know+that+all+the+other+schools+have+enough+interest+in+this+subject+to+host+full+Science+Olympiad+teams+%5Bwith+around%5D+15+people.+I+didnt+think+%5Bstudents+at%5D+West+had+%5Ba+lot+of%5D+interest%2C+%5Bbut%5D+we+have+almost+30+people+ready+to+form+two+teams.+We%E2%80%99re+going+to+dip+our+toes+in+this+year+and+see+how+things+%5Bwill%5D+run%2C+and+how+many+people+are+committed.+Next+year%2C+after+we+%5Bhave%5D+figured+out+those+logistics%2C+I+was+thinking+about+%5Bhosting%5D+a+science+bowl+%5Bwhich+is+when%5D+a+team+with+four+people+plus+one+alternate+person%2C+gets+seven+seconds+to+answer+a+toss-up+question+related+to+either+Physics%2C+Biology%2C+Math%2C+Chemistry+or+Energy.+If+%5Bthey%5D+get+it+right%2C+%5Bthe%5D+whole+team+answers+a+bonus+question.+The+team+with+the+most+points+at+the+end+wins+the+round.+Its+head-to-head%2C+and+there+are+a+lot+of+heated+rounds+where+two+teams+have+to+fight+out+their+buzzes+within+milliseconds.+Im+super+excited+to+start+%5Ba+club%5D+that+can+make+a+lasting+impact+on+student+lives%2C+especially+those+who+have+a+passion+for+%5Bscience%5D%2C+like+I+do.%E2%80%9D+-+Alisha+Yin%2C+9
Sravya Reddy Guda
“Me and a fellow freshman, Jaswitha Tummala, have both been really interested in [starting] Science Olympiad [this year]. [I] did science bowl for all three years in middle school, and last year I led my team to Nationals [as] the captain. I know that all the other schools have enough interest in this subject to host full Science Olympiad teams [with around] 15 people. I didn’t think [students at] West had [a lot of] interest, [but] we have almost 30 people ready to form two teams. We’re going to dip our toes in this year and see how things [will] run, and how many people are committed. Next year, after we [have] figured out those logistics, I was thinking about [hosting] a science bowl [which is when] a team with four people plus one alternate person, gets seven seconds to answer a toss-up question related to either Physics, Biology, Math, Chemistry or Energy. If [they] get it right, [the] whole team answers a bonus question. The team with the most points at the end wins the round. It’s head-to-head, and there are a lot of heated rounds where two teams have to fight out their buzzes within milliseconds. I’m super excited to start [a club] that can make a lasting impact on student lives, especially those who have a passion for [science], like I do.” – Alisha Yin, 9
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