You may remember a post last week, where I mentioned Princess P (the redhead on the right) was invited to a Sciathlon at one of the private high schools outside the city. Julia was chosen for the seventh grade team, along with three of her classmates, to attend the science competition.
On the way home from dance Thursday night, I told her to just go out and have fun. It’s not like this would have affected her grades. Her teammates were also her friends, so I think the stress wasn’t really a factor. The Sciathlon lasted about four hours, with a snack break, and the teams competed on the following topics:
1. Shark identification.
2. A Paper Bridge Challenge.
3. An Atom Carnival Escape Room.
At one point, Mrs. Earp texted she was glad she wasn’t participating, because she only knew a few of the answers to the questions. She also said the all-girls school was really nice…
Princess P and her friends had a great time – Julia also noted she got out of a test today for this – and their team would probably like to do it again next year if they were invited. Also, at one point Julia’s team had an issue – there was apparently a giant spider on their table, and the girls freaked out. Thankfully, a male employee walked over and got rid of it.
Oh, I almost forgot, the eighth graders finished in third place, and Princess P’s team finished… FIRST!!!
They were announcing the winners starting from third place and up, and when Princess P’s team heard third and second place, Julia thought they were toast. They were pleasantly surprised.