Registration is live and I am too excited for this moment! This is the time where we get to see all the talented students the area has to offer take that first step towards proving themselves. While I am sure some may have started their projects already, many have not or are just barely begun. For some, this will be their first competition they are entering into, making it a whole new challenge they are testing themselves against. For others, this is far from their first rodeo, but I have no doubt each competition wears at their nerves as much as the first. They do this to prove to themselves and to others that they are not only smart, but determined.
Wherever you are on this scale of experience, we are thankful you will be joining us. Not just because you are giving this competition a purpose, but because you are putting yourself out there and trying something you want to become better at. That is the real reason this and all competitions occur, to provide students and teachers with the ability to showcase their research and learn ways to improve. Good luck!