Monthly Archives: May 2014
OSB would like to introduce this year’s unforgettable contestant – Korab Spahiu!
Place of Origin: Waterbury, CT.
District: MCPHS University
Here’s an mini-autobio from Korab:
When I’m not phoropting and diagnosing I can be found snowboarding, reading, cooking or sharpening my sword for the next opponent. I will be graduating in 2016 and in that time I will learn how to open my own practice in my hometown and eventually internationally. I’m going to win because I am going to spend the next couple months honing my skills to near superhuman levels. I am fearless and will prove that my school and I are a district worthy of recognition. NO ONE wants to win more than I, so they had better prepare. And may the odds be ever in your favor.
From Western Kentucky, Andrew Steele is a 4th year student at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. You may recognize him from his service as OSU’s Trustee and the AOA PAC national liaison for 2013. When he is not interfering with death and saving vision, Andrew enjoys time with his two strapping young lads and smokin’ wife. This Portuguese-speaking buckeye also finds pleasure in Brazilian churrascarias, crystal light packets, Sharpie pens and casually working into conversation that he knows every state nickname. He has made it his mission to convince all cat owners they’re going to contract toxoplasmosis. Andrew’s love for amassing thousands in student loan debt, caring for two toddlers alongside his graduate-student wife, and taking five tests per week resulted in a feat usually reserved for the most seasoned individuals. A Zoster outbreak during first year finals left him isolated and avoided by classmates who thought he had leprosy. But Andrew rose from the crusty ashes of shingles and became involved with AOSA, AOA PAC, Beta Sigma Kappa and The Gold Key Honor Society. He looks forward to competing in optometry’s best event in The Keystone State!
Kelsey Moody is a 4th year student at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, who just started her second optometric externship at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia.
- Eaten every piece of cheesecake on The Cheesecake Factory menu (twice)
- Ate 100 wings at Hooters in a local challenge!
- Finished the Blazing Wings challenge at Buffalo Wild Wings in 45 seconds (That’s 12 Ghost pepper wings in 45 seconds)
- Got locked in a Dairy Queen freezer for 30 minutes, where he ate 2 tubs of chocolate chip cookie dough and Cheese Quake mix to prevent hypothermia. Not to our surprise, that was his first and last fast food work experience.
So how does Trent keep his mind and body healthy?
On Wednesday March 5th, Raelyn Ottenbreit, UIWRSO AOSA 2013-14 Trustee, Denisse Lopez, 2014-15 Trustee, and Reid Cluff, Trustee-elect, hosted the mini-quiz bowl AKA Qualifying Round to see which student has what it takes to compete in the OSB 2014! The winner of this mini-bowl will receive:
1) $500.00 travel grant
2) The prestige to represent RSO in Philly
3) Forever be remembered as the 2014 RSO Quiz Bowl winner!!
The Faculty Judges:
Dr. Buzzelli, Dean
Representing Class of 2015:
Representing Class of 2016:
Representing Class of 2017:
Our emcee for this mini-quiz bowl is QuizMaster, Dr. Narayanan! Dr. N is the faculty adviser for AOSA and he competed in OSB in 2006!
(See Elvis run (Dr. N) from 2:10 to 2:15 seconds)
It was a evening of laughter, suspense, and fun! the RSO Qualifying round followed the official OSB rules and scoring system. However there can only be one winner and Joseph Allen emerged victorious! Congrats to “Tim the Enchanger” (Joey) and his Rabbit of Caerbannog!