1) Prepare! Go over stuff! There’s no better way to assure that you won’t mess up.
2) Complain. Complaining is fun, and can be therapeutic. I’ve made a personal commitment to complain as much as humanly possible until this week is over.
3) Approach it like an athlete: Get sleep, if you can. Make sure to eat well beforehand, and if you want, do a warm-up before the fair (cross-country style!).
4) Keep it all in perspective. Maybe you’ll win something, maybe you won’t. After a certain point, worrying is pointless. Plus, there are up-sides to both: if you don’t win anything, you’re done. If you have to continue, that means you probably placed.
5) Enjoy the fair**! It’s not every day you get to skip school to stand around being interrogated by judges about something you’ve worked on for the past five months.
If you’re a senior, then none of this applies to you and you should be fine.
One more year…
*Tay, consider yourself duly cited.
** I know, I know