We are a student-led organization committed to provide a diverse and unique learning experience to junior high students in a setting that emphasizes both individuality and teamwork. Our mission is simple: bring students together to compete, to collaborate, and to spark deeper thinking about the connection of language to science.
- Date: February 17th, 10am - 4pm
- Location: MS 431, University of Calgary
- Cost: Free
- Bring writing utensils and a lunch! Rules will be explained the day of.
Check out the 2018 contest photos: Photo drive
Explore the English language from a unique focal point
Learn diverse scientific vocabulary and concepts
Collaborate in groups of three for the ultimate prize
Round 1: 30 words, worth 1, 2, or 3 points. After hearing the word, competitors must write these correctly to win while in a time-constrained environment. Most points wins!
Round 2: Like a traditional spelling bee, competitors must orally spell words under a time limit. The last person standing wins.
Round 3: After three preliminary cycles, the top eight teams will go head-to-head in a bracket to determine the winner of the CSSC trophy.
Q: I cannot find any teammates, or only have one teammate for a team of 2. Can I still register?
A: Yes, you can still register, and we will try to match you up with other students with the same problem. However, if we cannot arrange for you to have a team of three, you will be ineligible for participation in the final team round. Thus, we recommend that you try your best to find a team of three.
Q: Does everyone on my team have to be from the same school?
A: No, a team can be composed of teammates from different schools. However, you will be ineligible to receive the team trophy, as it should be displayed at a school represented by a team completely from that school.
Q: Does everyone on my team have to be in the same grade?
A: No, teams can be composed of various grades without being placed at any disadvantage.
Q: I have already registered, but a teammate had to drop out. What should I do?
A: Please send us an email regarding who dropped out, as well as the name, school, grade, and email of a replacing teammate if you are able to find one.