1. naclo 2017 – North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad

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V21 Opportunities That Might Interest You!

For more information on any activity, see the V21 website at http://www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/Page/7871
1. NACLO 2017 – North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad.

NACLO is a contest for US and Canadian high-school students in which contestants compete to solve compelling and creative puzzles in linguistics and computational linguistics. Requiring no previous knowledge of linguistics, languages, or computing, these puzzles can be solved by analytic reasoning alone, and serve as a fun introduction to a field to which many high school students have never been introduced.

Registration opens in mid-September. I register as a high school site so make sure you register under our school or ask me to do your registration.

Round 1: January 26, 2017 -4th Fl. Forum – 9 a.m. to noon

(FYI – this is the last day of the semester so check with teachers about possible finals)

Round 2: March 9, 2017 for those who qualify through Open Round

2. Minnesota Brain Bee – Registration ends TBD

Computerized preliminary - January TBD, 2017, at ??? in ???

Top 30 compete in the State Competition in February.

Check out the WHS website for a link to download “Brain Facts

3. Biology Olympiad – Registration opens October 14th and closes January 22nd.

Round 1 Exam – Thursday, February 17, at 7:30 a.m. in B106.

(We will start at 7:30 a.m. to minimize time out of class.)

Information can be found on the WHS V21 Website.

Semi-final exam is administered between March 27-31, 2017.
4. Physics Olympiad

The purpose of this exam is to potentially win a spot on the 2017 U.S. Physics team. The open exam will take place January 19, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. in B106.

(We will start at 7:30 a.m. to minimize time out of class.)

See Mrs. Iverson by December 9th to register.

5. Physics Bowl

This competition is for the purpose of winning individual awards and recognition and does not culminate in a position on the U.S. Physics team. Registration for this event does not open until December. The exam will be given sometime in the window from late March to early April.

6. Chemistry Olympiad

This contest is run completely through Mrs. Grack so you will need to see her if you wish to compete.

8. Minnesota Music Listening – See Mr. Gitch if interested in this activity.

Check out this link! http://www.musiclisteningcontest.com/index.html

We must register teams, so please let Mrs. Iverson know if you have a team interested in competing.
9. Questions Unlimited 3-2-1.

3-2-1 is a team academic competition with a style of questioning more in line with Quiz Bowl. We will practice for 3-2-1 on Thursday, during lunch periods in C113 beginning October 6, 2016.

Check out 3-2-1 website for more information: http://www.qunlimited.com/321.html
First 3-2-1 Competition is on Monday, December 8, 2016.

1st block: 11th & 12th Grade Team in Media Classroom.

3rd block: 9th & 10th Grade Team in Media Classroom.
10. USA Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad

The Astronomy Olympiad is a series of tests written to select the most competitive individuals to compose a 5-person team representing the USA at the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The first round is a multiple-choice test that will be administered in late January of 2017. The competitors who score within the top 50% will go on to the next round of competition, which will be held around March. Eligibility for the first two rounds is not dependent on nationality, but only US citizens and permanent residents can represent the US at the 11th IOAA during December 2017. There is a $5 registration fee. 

Check out the website for more information and practice exams: http://www.usaaao.org/faqs

Google those in which you are interested for more information.

Return the attached sheet to Mrs. Iverson to sign up for any of these events.

Sheet must be turned in ON TIME depending on registration deadlines so pay attention to dates!

E-mail: sue.iverson@wayzata.k12.mn.us

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