Humans of FHC: Andy Travis


“For all of the study events [of Science Olympiad], you get to make a note sheet, which is the front and back sides of a piece of paper. In order to get the most information on it, we always make it size 5 or size 6 font. They help at competitions because they’ll sometimes ask really specific things. So then, if your note sheet is organized very well, then you can find the answer pretty easily. And sometimes, there are printer problems because we make the margins too small, and the words cut off on the edges. So we either have to guess or- hopefully- we know what the answer should be. Usually, it’s just a couple of letters cut off. The events I do in Science Olympiad are Astronomy, Ecology, and Micro Mission– which is microbiology. And sometimes I also do Disease Detective, which is like epidemiology and public health. And then, I also do Anatomy and Physiology sometimes. The coaches have textbooks you can read to study out of, and we also have PowerPoints, and you can find other resources online. And then if you want to pay, you can buy other resources, but I don’t want to, so I just use what we have. I’m excited– Science Olympiad is really fun. We have four invitationals this year: the first one is at Portage Northern, the second one is at Haslett, the third one is at the University of Michigan, and the fourth one is at Allendale High School. Regionals are at Grand Valley State, and states are at Michigan State. This year, nationals are at Colorado State.”