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2015 State Qualifiers
Hello and congratulations to all of the teams and 1st place event winners that will be traveling to state. We just completed 2 more regional's this last weekend and we have one more to go on March 21st. In order to get things started we will be publishing the forms, calendars, etc. in the next few days on the State Qualifiers secure page. Each coach who has someone who is eligible to compete at state will be receiving an e-mail from me in the next few days with directions on how to get to the locked side of the website for state qualifiers as well as some ancillary information to get you started.
I want to remind everyone of the rules to the 1st place event winners attending state. First, you must not be a member of a team attending state. You must be one of the 2-3 members of the event team that took 1st at regional (no substitutions allowed). If you are a part of a school that had more than one team registered, and one of the other teams is going to state, you cannot be a part of it (you can only participate at state as either a member of the team or as a 1st place winner at regional with no team attending the competition). A coach or a school designated (by letter to the State Director if different than the head coach of the team) adult must accompany the 1st place team. These 1st place recipients will register and participate at state like the normal teams. They are medal eligible at state, but they will not accumulate any team points. They will run a schedule like the others and are invited (and encouraged) to attend the awards ceremony.
I look forward to a great state competition and our wonderful new location, Westminster College in Fulton, MO. I will see you in a few weeks.
2014-15 Science Olympiad Update Announcement
As promised, we are ready to disclose many new items, including some exciting news about our new state tournament location. We are very excited and fortunate to have Westminster College hosting both our Coaches Workshop and State Tournament on their very beautiful and historic campus. The move to this campus affords us the access to the majority of their rooms on campus, their spacious auditorium, wonderful open areas such as football fields, soccer field, practice fields and large open yard areas. We also have access to 2 full size auditoriums. This campus is located just 25 minutes east of Columbia and about the same distance from Jefferson City.
There are many hotel options in Fulton, Kingdom City, Jefferson City, and Columbia. Because of the well-kept secret of Westminster’s beauty and fabulous college, we will not have to compete for rooms or spaces and with the smaller campus the students will not have to go as far for the changing of rooms during competition. Their newer Science Center is truly a great site to see. Very large and spacious labs with great working lab areas.
Our date for the workshop is October 18th. For all coaches that are attending the clinic, you will be able to tour the campus and get a feel for the type of venue we have for state. For those unable to make it to the workshop, we will be posting some pictures this year to go with events so that you will know the type of room we are holding some events in.
Our date for State is April 18th. The college administration, the professors, and the students are all very excited about having this venue on campus and vow to make this a very memorable and pleasant transition for our organization to a new campus. The Board of Directors and I are extremely excited about the opportunities that moving to Westminster College present to us and encourage you to look at their website and look around at the coaches workshop this year.
1. A reminder to all, e-mail is the best way to contact the state office at email@example.com. As I am not a school teacher, my hours as a nurse vary greatly and sometimes I do not get home until after many of you are in bed, and I usually leave the house before many of you get up so phone communication is difficult at best. For those of you who choose to fax, I have a digital fax and even though you hear the answering machine, it will flip over to the fax when it hears your “handshake” on the other end.
I wish you great luck for the upcoming school year and Science Olympiad season!
Patty Palmietto, State Director
Missouri Science Olympiad
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