I am proud to announce today that for the first time, students from around Ohio will be able to compete at regional and state-level tryouts to represent the Buckeye State at the National All-Star Academic Tournament (NASAT), written by High School Academic Pyramid Questions and to be held at the University of Kentucky over the weekend of June 23-25.
Every high school in Ohio is invited to send its 3 best competitors -- one each in literature, sciences, and history -- to a regional tryout site. (Each competitor can only play one tryout site. Sorry.) The sites and dates are...
May 8, Chillicothe High School
May 10, Sylvania Northview High School
May 11, The Miami Valley School
May 15, Olmsted Falls High School
May 16, Cloverleaf High School
May 17, Walnut Hills High School
May 18, Boardman High School
Each site will have a check-in/registration period starting at 4:30 PM. The tryout activities will begin at 5. The ending time will vary depending on how many students tryout at each site, but my goal is to be done by 7. The Miami Valley School site will start 30 minutes later (registration at 5, tryout activities beginning at 5:30).
Students that perform well enough to warrant a call-back will be invited to the final, statewide tryout on Sunday, May 21 in the Columbus area. Pending a confirmation on room reservations, I intend to have this final session at The Ohio State University. Any student that has been named to an Ohio NASAT team before, either as a player or an alternate, does not need to attend a regional site. For those students that this exemption applies to, fill out the registration form as you normally would; I'll check for your name against previous NASAT rosters and pencil you in for the final tryout.
The fee per student is $25. If a coach from the school volunteers to read, a $5 discount per player will be applied. If a coach or player brings the school's buzzer system, so long as it is fully functional and can accommodate 8 players minimum, a $5 discount will apply for 1 player only. Fees are used to cover the cost of the questions as well as personal costs incurred to travel to and host these events. For question security reasons, I am not revealing the name(s) of the set(s), but I have the assurance of the writer(s)/editor(s) that they have not been heard or seen in Ohio and has/have not been posted to any packet archives.
Payment _must_ be made prior to the tryout date or at the check-in/registration on site. Any player at a specific site that has not paid by 5 PM (or 5:30 at Miami Valley) will not be permitted to participate.
For clarification, a school can choose to send fewer than 3 students, but the 3 student maximum cannot be exceeded. A school that has a player that can claim an exemption to the final tryout can still send 3 to the regional tryout, though.
To register, please use the Google form linked here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=10i6p_ ... cz8RZCTw1c
If you have any questions, please contact me by replying to this post or at allohio2017tryouts at gmail dot com.