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    Joanna Liao

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    academic teams [cowrite w/ chris]

    Post  Joanna Liao on Mon May 10, 2010 11:03 pm

    Math Team
    Math team – the name says it all, the academic team that focues solely on the study of various math subjects. Math Team meets every Wednesday afterschool at P2 to practice and study challenging math problems. This year, Math Team participated in the Bay Math League that was held on Mar. 17 and took place in West Torrance High School. Tryouts for Math Team begin early October so be sure to check out the student bulletin. Those who are thinking of trying out are encouraged to have a strong enthusiasm and undying love for math.

    Academic Decathlon
    Academic Decathlon is nationwide academic team that covers a wide variety of subjects which include art, music, science, economics, speech, language arts, literature, and social science. It was established in 1968, making it one of the oldest and most prestigious academic teams. Seven of the areas are subjective, written tests that include a scantron test with 50 questions to be completed in 30 minutes. Objectives and include essay, interview, and speech. The essay is a one-hour response to a prompt of the contestant's choice. The interview lasts from 5-7 minutes in front of a small group of local parents and teachers who are volunteering. This year, Academic Decathlon competed in a two part French Revolution themed competition on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6. and at the end, received approximately 36 individual medals. Academic Decathlon meets twice a week for about an hour afterschool in F9. Tryouts for Academic Decathlon will be on May 17.

    OSB
    Ocean Science Bowl (OSB), is a academic team that focuses on subjects such as ocean biography, chemistry, and geography. Our OSB team A consists of only five dedicated members. This year, OSB made it all the way to nationals, which took place in St. Petersburg, Florida and got eighth place. OSB tryouts are on May 21st and the study information is on Advisor, Ms. Chow’s class link website.


    Destination Imagination
    Destination Imagination (DI) is the academic team that isn’t about math or science, but instead – one’s creativeness and ingenuity. This team specializes in performance challenges, with topics ranging from science, construction and history, to art, music, drama, and modern social issues. There was one team that attended the regional competition, got first place, and moved onto State champs. Applications will be out early October next year, so be sure to check the bulletin!

    Speech and Debate
    This year, Speech and Debate competed in their usual League competitions which included Icebreakers, Fall and Spring Novice, Spring Varsity etc. There were four semi-finalists at State Champs - Nancy Xiao, Ray Chao, Michelle Zhu, and Virginia Ma. In the end, Ray qualified to finals and won first place. In addition to other individual awards, Speech and Debate won third in sweepstakes at Fall Varsity and second at Spring Varsity.

    Constitution team
    Constitution team, more commonly known as Gov Team, has had a very successful year. For the first time in fifteen years, Gov team has won the national “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition. The team is composed of thirty seniors who are taking the AP Government class.

    Quiz Bowl
    Quiz Bowl (QB), is an academic team that competes in trivia-based, jeopardy-styled competitions. The team had qualified for the national competition at the first meet at UCLAS back in October. QB has since been strengthening the team and is looking forward to the national competition Memorial weekend. Tryouts for QB 2010-2011 will be done late September of next year.

    Science Olympiad
    Science Olympiad is a team that tests in various subjects of science and building events. The team had won second at regionals and fourth in nationals. There will be a optional info meeting in E8 May 27 for a SO session over the summer, but general tryouts for the next SO team will be in late September of the next school year.

    Science Bowl
    Science Bowl is an academic team that trains for jeopardy styled competitions based on general scientific material. The team had placed first in regionals at JPL against such school as Troy and Santa Monica. There will be an informational meeting at lunch May 14 and tryouts May 27.

    Physics Team
    This academic team had been new founded by juniors Vincent Li and Daniel Liem. Since its creation, the team had recruited 16 members and gone to the Physics Bowl Qualifying Test Competition. Also, Captain Vincent Li had qualified for the National Physics Olympiad competition and will be going to D.C. this summer. Tryouts for next year will be held at the beginning of next year and is open to anyone with a vast knowledge of Physics.

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    Re: constitution

    Post  Joanna Liao on Wed May 12, 2010 11:17 am

    NEW CONSTITUTION:

    Constitution team
    Constitution team, more commonly known as Gov Team, has had a very successful year. For the first time in fifteen years, Gov team has won the national “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition. The team is composed of only seniors and counts as a class. The final round of tryouts were held last week of May 17.

    Joanna Liao

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    Re: academic teams [cowrite w/ chris]

    Post  Joanna Liao on Thu May 13, 2010 9:54 pm

    Constitution team
    Constitution team, more commonly known as Gov Team, has had a very successful year. For the first time in fifteen years, Gov team has won the national “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition. The team is composed solely of seniors and counts as a class. The final round of tryouts was held on the week of May 17.



    Math Team
    Math team – the name says it all, the academic team that focuses solely on the study of various math subjects. This year, Math Team participated in the Bay Math League that was held on Mar. 17 and took place in West Torrance High School. Tryouts for Math Team begin early October so be sure to check out the student bulletin. Those who are thinking of trying out are encouraged to have a strong enthusiasm and undying love for math.

    Academic Decathlon
    Academic Decathlon is nationwide academic team that covers a wide variety of subjects that include art, music, science, economics, speech, language arts, literature, and social science. This year, Academic Decathlon competed in a two-part French Revolution themed competition on Jan. 30 and Feb., and at the end, received approximately 36 individual medals. Academic Decathlon meets twice a week for about an hour after-school in F9. Tryouts for Academic Decathlon were on May 17.

    OSB
    Ocean Science Bowl (OSB) is an academic team that focuses on subjects such as ocean biology, chemistry, and geography. Our OSB Team A consists of only five dedicated members. This year, OSB made it all the way to nationals, which took place in St. Petersburg, Florida and got eighth place. OSB tryouts are on May 21st and the study information is on Advisor, Ms. Chow’s class link website.


    Destination Imagination
    Destination Imagination (DI) is the academic team that isn’t about math or science, but instead about one’s creativeness and ingenuity. This team specializes in performance challenges, with topics ranging from science, construction and history, to art, music, drama, and modern social issues. This year’s team attended the regional competition, got first place, and moved onto State competition. Applications will be out early October next year, so be sure to check the bulletin!

    Speech and Debate
    This year, Speech and Debate competed in their usual League competitions which included Icebreakers, Fall and Spring Novice, Spring Varsity etc. There were four semi-finalists at State Champs - Nancy Xiao, Ray Chao, Michelle Zhu, and Virginia Ma. In the end, Ray qualified to finals and won first place. In addition to other individual awards, Speech and Debate won third in sweepstakes at Fall Varsity and second at Spring Varsity. Unfortunately, tryouts for Speech and Debate have ended already.

    Quiz Bowl
    Quiz Bowl (QB), is an academic team that competes in trivia-based, jeopardy-styled competitions. The team had qualified for the national competition at the first meet at UCLAS back in October. QB has since been strengthening the team and is looking forward to the national competition Memorial weekend. Tryouts for QB 2010-2011 will be done late September of next year.

    Science Olympiad
    Science Olympiad is a team that tests in various subjects of science and building events. The team had won second at regional competition and fourth in nationals. There will be a optional info meeting in E8 May 27 for a SO session over the summer, but general tryouts for the next SO team will be in late September of the next school year.

    Science Bowl
    Science Bowl is an academic team that trains for jeopardy styled competitions based on general scientific material. The team had placed first in regional competitions at JPL against such school as Troy and Santa Monica. There will be an informational meeting for next year’s team at lunch May 14 and tryouts on May 27.

    Physics Team
    This academic team had been new founded by juniors Vincent Li and Daniel Liem. Since its creation, the team had recruited 16 members and gone to the Physics Bowl Qualifying Test Competition. Also, Captain Vincent Li had qualified for the National Physics Olympiad competition and will be going to D.C. this summer. Tryouts for next year will be held at the beginning of next year and is open to anyone with a vast knowledge of Physics.

    Joanna Liao

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    Re: academic teams [cowrite w/ chris]

    Post  Joanna Liao on Fri May 14, 2010 7:41 pm

    Constitution team
    Constitution team, more commonly known as Gov Team, has had a very successful year. For the first time in fifteen years, Gov team has won the national “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition. The team is composed solely of seniors and counts as a class. The final round of tryouts was held on the week of May 17.

    Math Team
    Math team – the name says it all, the academic team that focuses solely on the study of various math subjects. This year, Math Team participated in the Bay Math League that was held on Mar. 17 and took place in West Torrance High School. Math Team meets every Wednesday after school in P2 to get together and discuss and study challenging math problems. Tryouts for Math Team begin early October so be sure to check out the student bulletin. Those who are thinking of trying out are encouraged to have a strong enthusiasm and undying love for math.

    Academic Decathlon
    Academic Decathlon is nationwide academic team that covers a wide variety of subjects that include art, music, science, economics, speech, language arts, literature, and social science. This year, Academic Decathlon competed in a two-part French Revolution themed competition on Jan. 30 and Feb., and at the end, received approximately 36 individual medals. Academic Decathlon meets twice a week for about an hour after-school in F9. This year, our Academic Decathlon team is composed of 9 members and are split into three divisions – scholastic, honors, and varsity division. Tryouts for Academic Decathlon were on May 17.

    OSB
    Ocean Science Bowl (OSB) is an academic team that focuses on subjects such as ocean biology, chemistry, and geography. Our OSB Team A consists of only five dedicated members – Sherry Kuo, Sam Zeng, Dun Liu, Jessica Liang, and Captain Jason Jong . This year, OSB made it all the way to nationals, which took place in St. Petersburg, Florida and got eighth place. The team members meet on Fridays for an hour in E5 and once again during the weekend. The commitment level of being on OSB is intense, containing up to two hours of individual study in addition to meetings. OSB tryouts were on May 21.


    Destination Imagination
    Destination Imagination (DI) is the academic team that isn’t about math or science, but instead about one’s creativeness and ingenuity. This team specializes in performance challenges, with topics ranging from science, construction and history, to art, music, drama, and modern social issues. Destination Imagination divides into groups of seven members each and they work on one of the six challenges to prepare for competitions. This year’s team attended the regional competition, got first place, and moved onto State competition. Applications will be out early October next year, so be sure to check the bulletin!

    Speech and Debate
    This year, Speech and Debate competed in their usual League competitions which included Icebreakers, Fall and Spring Novice, Spring Varsity etc. There were four semi-finalists at State Champs - Nancy Xiao, Ray Chao, Michelle Zhu, and Virginia Ma. In the end, Ray qualified to finals and won first place. In addition to other individual awards, Speech and Debate won third in sweepstakes at Fall Varsity and second at Spring Varsity. Unfortunately, tryouts for Speech and Debate have ended already.

    Quiz Bowl
    Quiz Bowl (QB), is an academic team that competes in trivia-based, jeopardy-styled competitions. The team had qualified for the national competition at the first meet at UCLAS back in October. QB meets twice a week and the amount of individual study ranges from two to four hours a week. The team has since been strengthening the team and is looking forward to the national competition Memorial weekend. Competitions include four people teams racing to answer questions based on many diverse topics. Tryouts for QB 2010-2011 will be done late September of next year.

    Science Olympiad
    Science Olympiad (SO) is a team that tests in various subjects of science and building events. The team had won second at regional competition and fourth in nationals. SO competition consists of 23 events including written tests, laboratory exams, to building events, and experimental design components. They meet two hours after school on Thursdays in E8 and once again on Saturday mornings. There will be an optional info meeting in E8 May 27 for a SO session over the summer, but general tryouts for the next SO team will be in late September of the next school year.

    Science Bowl
    Science Bowl (SB) is an academic team that trains for jeopardy styled competitions based on general scientific material. Topics that they are tested on include biology, physics, general science, chemistry, math, and earth science. SB is usually split into two teams – Team A and Team B, each consisting of five members. The team had placed first in regional competitions at JPL against such school as Troy and Santa Monica. SB meets about three hours per week not including individual study. There will be an informational meeting for next year’s team at lunch May 14 and tryouts on May 27.

    Physics Team
    This academic team had been new founded by juniors Vincent Li and Daniel Liem. Since its creation, the team had recruited 16 members and gone to the Physics Bowl Qualifying Test Competition. Also, Captain Vincent Li had qualified for the National Physics Olympiad competition and will be going to D.C. this summer. Tryouts for next year will be held at the beginning of next year and is open to anyone with a vast knowledge of Physics.

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    10 teams intro

    Post  christopherchen on Sun May 16, 2010 7:39 pm

    here is the intro that will be going with the ten teams article

    Want to play Academic Team Cranium? The game is simple, fun, and you can play it for four years. Get started playing right away! To play the game, just choose a team (or two, you may choose as many as you want). You find much more variety in our Academic Team Cranium than the original- there are now ten categories as opposed to four. Instead of Data Head, we have Math Team and instead of Star Performer, we have Destination Imagination, Speech and Debate, and more. However, instead of performing a charade or drawing symbols on a piece of paper, you will of taking tryout test and doing interviews. Almost immediate, you may lose the round if you don’t get accepted into the team but don’t fret: you still have three years to play and a gourmet menu of teams based on different interests and subjects. Also, the best part of Academic Team Cranium above the original, is that instead of spending two minutes doing a charade or drawing symbols on a notepad, you will be out after school in meetings and then will be off in regional, state, and national competitions. In doing so, you will be meetings new people, seeing new place and old places in new ways and hopefully will bring home a trophy or two. This article will give a summary on each academic team, its exploits over the course of this year, and tryout info for the team of ’10-’11. Hope you enjoy playing!

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    Re: academic teams [cowrite w/ chris]

    Post  andrewchang on Wed May 19, 2010 1:01 pm

    Constitution team
    Constitution team, more commonly known as Gov Team, has had a very successful year. For the first time in fifteen [15] [I believe it's been 17 years. Please double check facts. I'm not for sure] years, Gov team has won the national “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition. The team is composed solely of seniors and counts as a class. The final round of tryouts was held on the week of May 17.

    Math Team
    Math team [capitalize t] – the name says it all, the academic team that focuses solely on the study of various math subjects. This year, Math Team participated in the Bay Math League that was held on Mar. 17 and took place in West Torrance High School [I believe the it's just West High School in Torrance]. Math Team meets every Wednesday after school in P2 [P-2]to get together and discuss and study challenging math problems. Tryouts for Math Team begin early October so be sure to check out the student bulletin. Those who are thinking of trying out are encouraged to have a strong enthusiasm and undying love for math.

    Academic Decathlon
    Academic Decathlon is [a] nationwide academic team that covers a wide variety of subjects that include [including] art, music, science, economics, speech, language arts, literature, and social science. This year, Academic Decathlon competed in a two-part French Revolution themed competition on Jan. 30 and Feb. [insert date?], and at the end, received approximately 36 individual medals. Academic Decathlon meets twice a week for about an hour after-school [after school is two words] in F9 [F-9]. This year, our Academic Decathlon team is composed of 9 members and are split into three divisions – scholastic, honors, and varsity division. Tryouts for Academic Decathlon were on May 17.

    OSB
    Ocean Science Bowl (OSB) is an academic team that focuses on subjects such as ocean biology, chemistry, and geography. Our OSB Team A consists of only five dedicated members – Sherry Kuo, Sam Zeng, Dun Liu, Jessica Liang, and Captain Jason Jong . This year, OSB made it all the way to nationals, which took place in St. Petersburg, Florida and got eighth place. The team members meet on Fridays for an hour in E5 and once again during the weekend. The commitment level of being on OSB is intense, containing up to two hours of individual study in addition to meetings. OSB tryouts were on May 21.


    Destination Imagination
    Destination Imagination (DI) is the academic team that isn’t about math or science, but instead about one’s creativeness and ingenuity. This team specializes in performance challenges, with topics ranging from science, construction and history, to art, music, drama, and modern social issues. Destination Imagination divides into groups of seven members each and they work on one of the six challenges to prepare for competitions. This year’s team attended the regional competition, got first place, and moved onto State competition. Applications will be out early October next year, so be sure to check the bulletin!

    Speech and Debate
    This year, Speech and Debate competed in their usual League competitions which included Icebreakers, Fall and Spring Novice, Spring Varsity etc. There were four semi-finalists at State Champs - Nancy Xiao, Ray Chao, Michelle Zhu, and Virginia Ma. In the end, Ray qualified to finals and won first place. In addition to other individual awards, Speech and Debate won third in sweepstakes at Fall Varsity and second at Spring Varsity. Unfortunately, tryouts for Speech and Debate have ended already.

    Quiz Bowl
    Quiz Bowl (QB), is an academic team that competes in trivia-based, jeopardy-styled competitions. The team had qualified for the national competition at the first meet at UCLAS back in October. QB meets twice a week and the amount of individual study ranges from two to four hours a week. The team has since been strengthening the team and is looking forward to the national competition Memorial weekend. Competitions include four people teams racing to answer questions based on many diverse topics. Tryouts for QB 2010-2011 will be done late September of next year.

    Science Olympiad
    Science Olympiad (SO) is a team that tests in various subjects of science and building events. The team had won second at regional competition and fourth in nationals. SO competition consists of 23 events including written tests, laboratory exams, to building events, and experimental design components. They meet two hours after school on Thursdays in E8 and once again on Saturday mornings. There will be an optional info meeting in E8 May 27 for a SO session over the summer, but general tryouts for the next SO team will be in late September of the next school year.

    Science Bowl
    Science Bowl (SB) is an academic team that trains for jeopardy styled competitions based on general scientific material. Topics that they are tested on include biology, physics, general science, chemistry, math, and earth science. SB is usually split into two teams – Team A and Team B, each consisting of five members. The team had placed first in regional competitions at JPL against such school as Troy and Santa Monica. SB meets about three hours per week not including individual study. There will be an informational meeting for next year’s team at lunch May 14 and tryouts on May 27.

    Physics Team
    This academic team had been new founded by juniors Vincent Li and Daniel Liem. Since its creation, the team had recruited 16 members and gone to the Physics Bowl Qualifying Test Competition. Also, Captain Vincent Li had qualified for the National Physics Olympiad competition and will be going to D.C. this summer. Tryouts for next year will be held at the beginning of next year and is open to anyone with a vast knowledge of Physics.

    will finish copy editing later

    Joanna Liao

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    new acadeca

    Post  Joanna Liao on Wed May 19, 2010 6:57 pm

    Academic Decathlon
    Academic Decathlon is a nationwide academic team that is split into three divisions – scholastic, honors, and varsity division and covers a wide variety of subjects including art, music, science, economics, speech, language arts, literature, and social science. This year, Academic Decathlon competed in a two-part French Revolution themed competition on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 at El Ranchos High School and the USC Galen Center. In addition to over 25 individual medals, Academic Decathlon received silver for the Super Quiz team event and finished in 2nd overall among Division II schools. Tryouts for Academic Decathlon were on May 17.

    Joanna Shen

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    Re: academic teams [cowrite w/ chris]

    Post  Joanna Shen on Thu May 20, 2010 11:51 am

    [starting from where I left off so you can just copy and paste the teams from before]


    OSB
    Ocean Science Bowl (OSB) is an academic team that focuses on subjects such as ocean biology, chemistry, and geography. Our OSB Team A consists of only five dedicated members – [seniors] Sherry Kuo,[and] Sam Zeng, Dun Liu [he's a sophomore and on team B], [junior?] Jessica Liang, and Captain [senior] Jason Jong . This year, OSB made it all the way to nationals, which took place in St. Petersburg, Florida [FL] and got eighth place. The team members meet [met] on Fridays for an hour in E5 [E-5] and once again during the weekend. The commitment level of being on OSB is intense, containing up [awkward word choice] to two hours of individual study in addition to meetings. OSB tryouts were [held] on May 21.


    Destination Imagination
    Destination Imagination (DI) is the academic team that isn’t about math or science, but instead about one’s creativeness and ingenuity. This team specializes in performance challenges, with topics ranging from science, construction and history [how are these two related? delete and and insert comma], to art, music, drama, and modern social issues. Destination Imagination [DI; use abbreviation for the rest of the paragraph] divides into groups of seven members each and they work on one of the six challenges to prepare for competitions. This year’s team attended the regional competition, got first place, and moved onto State competition. Applications will be out early October next year, so be sure to check the bulletin!

    Speech and Debate
    This year, Speech and Debate competed in their usual League competitions which included Icebreakers, Fall and Spring Novice, Spring Varsity etc [, and more]. There were four semi-finalists at State Champs - [add in grade levels please and group them together!] Nancy Xiao, Ray Chao, Michelle Zhu, and Virginia Ma. In the end, Ray qualified to finals and won first place. In addition to other individual awards, Speech and Debate won third in sweepstakes at Fall Varsity and second at Spring Varsity. Unfortunately, tryouts for Speech and Debate have ended already.

    Quiz Bowl
    Quiz Bowl (QB), [delete comma] is an academic team that competes in trivia-based, jeopardy-styled [style] competitions. The team had qualified for the national competition at the first meet at UCLAS [UCLA] back in October. QB meets twice a week and the amount of individual study ranges from two to four hours a week. The team has since been strengthening the team [eh? fix please] and is looking forward to the national competition Memorial [Day?] weekend. Competitions include four people [four-member] teams racing to answer questions based on many diverse topics. Tryouts for QB 2010-2011 ['10-'11] will be done late September of next year.

    Science Olympiad
    Science Olympiad (SO) is a team that tests in various subjects of science and building events. The team had won second at regional competition and fourth in nationals. SO competition consists of 23 events including written tests, laboratory exams, to building events, and experimental design components. They meet two hours after school on Thursdays in E8 [E-8] and once again on Saturday mornings. There will be an optional info meeting [when? if during lunch, then say 'was' if after school then leave 'will be'] in E8 [E-8] May 27 for a SO session over the summer, but general tryouts for the next SO team will be in late September of the next school year.

    Science Bowl
    Science Bowl (SB) is an academic team that trains for jeopardy styled [jeopardy-style] competitions based on general scientific material. Topics that they [the members] are tested on include biology, physics, general science, chemistry, math, and earth science. SB is usually split into two teams – Team A and Team B, each consisting of five members. The team had placed first in regional competitions at JPL [Jet Propulsion Laboratory] against such school as [schools such as] Troy and Santa Monica. SB meets about [for around] three hours per week not including individual study. There will be [was] an informational meeting for next year’s team at lunch [on] May 14 and tryouts ]were held] on May 27.

    Physics Team
    This academic team had been new founded by juniors Vincent Li and Daniel Liem [This newly created academic team was founded by juniors Vincent Li and Daniel Liem]. Since its creation, the team had [has] recruited 16 members and gone to the Physics Bowl Qualifying Test Competition. Also, Captain Vincent Li had qualified for the National Physics Olympiad competition and will be going to [Washington] D.C. this summer [for the national competition?]. Tryouts for next year will be held at the beginning of next year and is [are] open to anyone with a vast knowledge of Physics.


    [combine all edits + intro into next reply so I can copy edit it fully]

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    Re: academic teams [cowrite w/ chris]

    Post  Joanna Liao on Thu May 20, 2010 11:20 pm

    Want to play Academic Team Cranium? The game is simple, fun, and you can play it for four years. Get started playing right away! To play the game, just choose a team (or two, you may choose as many as you want). You find much more variety in our Academic Team Cranium than the original- there are now ten categories as opposed to four. Instead of Data Head, we have Math Team and instead of Star Performer, we have Destination Imagination, Speech and Debate, and more. However, instead of performing a charade or drawing symbols on a piece of paper, you will of taking tryout test and doing interviews. Almost immediate, you may lose the round if you don’t get accepted into the team but don’t fret: you still have three years to play and a gourmet menu of teams based on different interests and subjects. Also, the best part of Academic Team Cranium above the original, is that instead of spending two minutes doing a charade or drawing symbols on a notepad, you will be out after school in meetings and then will be off in regional, state, and national competitions. In doing so, you will be meetings new people, seeing new place and old places in new ways and hopefully will bring home a trophy or two. This article will give a summary on each academic team, its exploits over the course of this year, and tryout info for the team of ’10-’11. Hope you enjoy playing!

    Constitution team
    Constitution team, more commonly known as Gov Team, has had a very successful year. For the first time in 15 years, Gov team has won the national “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition. The team is composed solely of seniors and counts as a class. The final round of tryouts was held on the week of May 17.

    Math Team
    Math Team – the name says it all, the academic team that focuses solely on the study of various math subjects. This year, Math Team participated in the Bay Math League that was held on Mar. 17 and took place at West High School in Torrance. Math Team meets every Wednesday after school in P-2 to get together and discuss and study challenging math problems. Tryouts for Math Team begin early October so be sure to check out the student bulletin. Those who are thinking of trying out are encouraged to have a strong enthusiasm and undying love for math.

    Academic Decathlon
    Academic Decathlon is a nationwide academic team that covers a wide variety of subjects including art, music, science, economics, speech, language arts, literature, and social science. This year, Academic Decathlon competed in a two-part French Revolution themed competition on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6and at the end, received approximately 36 individual medals. Academic Decathlon meets twice a week for about an hour after school in F-9. This year, our Academic Decathlon team is composed of 9 members and are split into three divisions – scholastic, honors, and varsity division. Tryouts for Academic Decathlon were on May 17.

    OSB
    Ocean Science Bowl (OSB) is an academic team that focuses on subjects such as ocean biology, chemistry, and geography. Our OSB Team A consists of only five dedicated members – seniors Sherry Kuo, and Sam Zeng, sophomore Dun Liu, junior Jessica Liang, and Captain senior Jason Jong . This year, OSB made it all the way to nationals, which took place in St. Petersburg, FL and got eighth place. The team members met on Fridays for an hour in E-5 and once again during the weekend. The commitment level of being on OSB is intense, with up to two hours of individual study in addition to meetings. OSB tryouts were held on May 21.


    Destination Imagination
    Destination Imagination (DI) is the academic team that isn’t about math or science, but instead about one’s creativeness and ingenuity. This team specializes in performance challenges, with topics ranging from science, construction, and history to art, music, drama, and modern social issues. DI divides into groups of seven members each and work on one of the six challenges to prepare for competitions. This year’s team attended the regional competition, got first place, and moved onto State competition. Applications will be out early October next year, so be sure to check the bulletin!

    Speech and Debate
    This year, Speech and Debate competed in their usual League competitions which included Icebreakers, Fall and Spring Novice, Spring Varsity and more. There were four semi-finalists at State Champs – sophomore Nancy Xiao, junior Ray Chao, junior Michelle Zhu, and senior Virginia Ma. In the end, Ray qualified to finals and won first place. In addition to other individual awards, Speech and Debate won third in sweepstakes at Fall Varsity and second at Spring Varsity. Unfortunately, tryouts for Speech and Debate have ended already.

    Quiz Bowl
    Quiz Bowl (QB) is an academic team that competes in trivia-based, jeopardy-style competitions. The team qualified for the national competition at the first meet at UCLA back in October. QB meets twice a week and the amount of individual study ranges from two to four hours a week. The team has since been strengthening the team and is looking forward to the national competition Memorial Day weekend. Competitions include four-member teams racing to answer questions based on many diverse topics. Tryouts for QB '10-'11 will be done late September of next year.

    Science Olympiad
    Science Olympiad (SO) is a team that tests in various subjects of science and building events. The team won second at regional competition and fourth in nationals. SO competition consists of 23 events including written tests, laboratory exams, building events, and experimental design components. They meet two hours after school on Thursdays in E-8 and once again on Saturday mornings. There will be an optional info meeting in E8 E-8 May 27 for a SO session over the summer, but general tryouts for the next SO team will be in late September of the next school year.

    Science Bowl
    Science Bowl (SB) is an academic team that trains for jeopardy-style competitions based on general scientific material. Topics that the members are tested on include biology, physics, general science, chemistry, math, and earth science. SB is usually split into two teams – Team A and Team B, each consisting of five members. The team placed first in regional competitions at JPL [Jet Propulsion Laboratory] against schools such as Troy and Santa Monica. SB meets for around three hours per week not including individual study. There was an informational meeting for next year’s team on May 14 and tryouts were held on May 27.

    Physics Team
    This newly created academic team was founded by juniors Vincent Li and Daniel Liem. Since its creation, the team has recruited 16 members and gone to the Physics Bowl Qualifying Test Competition. Also, Captain Vincent qualified for the National Physics Olympiad competition and will be going to Washington D.C. this summer for the national competition. Tryouts for next year will be held at the beginning of next year and are open to anyone with a vast knowledge of Physics.

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    Re: academic teams [cowrite w/ chris]

    Post  Joanna Shen on Fri May 21, 2010 11:42 am

    Want to play Academic Team Cranium? The game is simple, fun, and you can play it for four years. Get started playing right away! To play the game, just choose a team (or two, you may choose as many as you want). You find much more variety in our Academic Team Cranium than the original- there are now ten categories as opposed to four. Instead of Data Head, we have Math Team and instead of Star Performer, we have Destination Imagination, Speech and Debate, and more. However, instead of performing a charade or drawing symbols on a piece of paper, you will of taking [eh? fix grammar please] tryout test and doing interviews. Almost immediate[ly], you may lose the round if you don’t get accepted into the team but don’t fret: you still have three years [catering only to freshmen? reword] to play and a gourmet menu of teams based on different interests and subjects. Also, the best part of Academic Team Cranium above the original, is that instead of spending two minutes doing a charade or drawing symbols on a notepad, you will be out after school in meetings [grammatically incorrect; fix please] and then will be off in[at] regional, state, and national competitions. In doing so, you will be meetings [meeting] new people, seeing new place [places] and old places in new ways [awkward sounding, repetition of new; rephrase] and hopefully will bring home a trophy or two. This article will give a summary on each academic team, its exploits [word choice] over the course of this year, and tryout info for the team of ’10-’11. Hope you enjoy playing!

    Constitution team
    Constitution team, more commonly known as Gov Team, has had a very successful year. For the first time in 15 years, Gov team has won the national “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition. The team is composed solely of seniors and counts as a class. The final round of tryouts was held on the week of May 17.

    Math Team
    Math Team – the name says it all, the academic team that focuses solely on the study of various math subjects. This year, Math Team participated in the Bay Math League that was held on Mar. 17 and took place at West High School in Torrance. Math Team meets every Wednesday after school in P-2 to get together and discuss and study challenging math problems. Tryouts for Math Team begin early October so be sure to check out the student bulletin. Those who are thinking of trying out are encouraged to have a strong enthusiasm and undying love for math.

    Academic Decathlon
    Academic Decathlon is a nationwide academic team that covers a wide variety of subjects including art, music, science, economics, speech, language arts, literature, and social science. This year, Academic Decathlon competed in a two-part French Revolution[-]themed competition on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 and at the end, received approximately 36 individual medals. Academic Decathlon meets twice a week for about an hour after school in F-9. This year, our Academic Decathlon team is composed of 9 members and are split into three divisions – scholastic, honors, and varsity division. Tryouts for Academic Decathlon were on May 17.

    OSB
    Ocean Science Bowl (OSB) is an academic team that focuses on subjects such as ocean biology, chemistry, and geography. Our OSB Team A consists of only five dedicated members – seniors Sherry Kuo,[delete comma] and Sam Zeng, sophomore Dun Liu [Dun's on B Team! Please check facts please!], junior Jessica Liang, and Captain senior Jason Jong . This year, OSB made it all the way to nationals, which took place in St. Petersburg, FL and got eighth place. The team members met on Fridays for an hour in E-5 and once again during the weekend. The commitment level of being on OSB is intense, with up to two hours of individual study in addition to meetings. OSB tryouts were held on May 21.


    Destination Imagination
    Destination Imagination (DI) is the academic team that isn’t about math or science, but instead about one’s creativeness and ingenuity. This team specializes in performance challenges, with topics ranging from science, construction, and history to art, music, drama, and modern social issues. DI divides [is divided] into groups of seven members each and work on one of the six challenges to prepare for competitions. This year’s team attended the regional competition, got first place, and moved onto [the] State competition. Applications will be out early October next year, so be sure to check the bulletin!

    Speech and Debate
    This year, Speech and Debate competed in their usual League competitions which included Icebreakers, Fall and Spring Novice, Spring Varsity and more. There were four semi-finalists at State Champs – sophomore Nancy Xiao, junior Ray Chao, junior Michelle Zhu, [juniors Ray Chao and Michelle Zhu] and senior Virginia Ma. In the end, Ray qualified to finals and won first place. In addition to other individual awards, Speech and Debate won third in sweepstakes at Fall Varsity and second at Spring Varsity. Unfortunately, tryouts for Speech and Debate have ended already.

    Quiz Bowl
    Quiz Bowl (QB) is an academic team that competes in trivia-based, jeopardy-style competitions. The team qualified for the national competition at the first meet at UCLA back in October. QB meets twice a week and the amount of individual study ranges from two to four hours a week. The team has since been strengthening the team and is looking forward to the national competition Memorial Day weekend. Competitions include four-member teams racing to answer questions based on many diverse topics. Tryouts for QB '10-'11 will be done [held] late September of next year.

    Science Olympiad
    Science Olympiad (SO) is a team that tests [competes] in various subjects of science and building events. The team won second at [the] regional competition and fourth in [at] nationals. SO competition consists of 23 events including written tests, laboratory exams, building events, and experimental design components. They meet two hours after school on Thursdays in E-8 and once again on Saturday mornings. There will be an optional info meeting in E8 E-8 May 27 for a SO session over the summer, but general tryouts for the next SO team will be in late September of the next school year.

    Science Bowl
    Science Bowl (SB) is an academic team that trains for jeopardy-style competitions based on general scientific material. Topics that the members are tested on include biology, physics, general science, chemistry, math, and earth science. SB is usually split into two teams – Team A and Team B, each consisting of five members. The team placed first in regional competitions at JPL [the Jet Propulsion Laboratory] against schools such as Troy and Santa Monica. SB meets for around three hours per week not including individual study. There was an informational meeting for next year’s team on May 14 and tryouts were held on May 27.

    Physics Team
    This newly created academic team was founded by juniors Vincent Li and Daniel Liem. Since its creation, the team has recruited 16 members and gone to the Physics Bowl Qualifying Test Competition. Also, Captain Vincent qualified for the National Physics Olympiad competition and will be going to Washington D.C. this summer for the national competition. Tryouts for next year will be held at the beginning of next year and are open to anyone with a vast knowledge of Physics.

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