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This Teacher Is The Force Behind Seagoville High's Winning Academic Decathlon Team

7/26/17 10:33AM
...In the middle of July, Harrington sat in a rolling chair in front of his class... A couple dozen kids are listening to him. They aren’t summer school students who need to fix failed grades. They’re part of Seagoville’s Academic Decathlon team. Harrington, a Seagoville High teacher, has recruited a lot of these kids. He’s lecturing on Africa. Full article..

USAD Training Center to Open Soon

7/24/17 9:17AM
Join the excitement for another season of Academic Decathlon®! Journey to Africa. Train right here, online, using the USAD® Training Center. August 1 is right around the corner and the Training Center will be opening. Once open, coaches who have purchased team subscriptions will be emailed their login. On site registration will be available for students who want to purchase an individual subscription. Full article..

Purchase a Team Subscription to the USAD Online Testing and Training Center

7/24/17 9:14AM
Coaches, have your team train for US Academic Decathlon® Competition through a unique combination of individual study sessions, direct challenges, and national scrimmages featuring questions in art, economics, literature, mathematics, music, science, and social science categories. Create tests and view your team's results. Subscribe now and use this powerful Academic Decathlon® resource to help your team prepare for competition. Full article..

Granda Hills Community Celebrates GHCHS Academic Decathlon Team

6/27/17 3:59PM
The Old Granada Hills Residents Group hosted a meeting at Rawley Hall to acknowledge the National Champion Granada Hills Charter High School Academic Decathlon Team. Senator Bob Hertzberg gave huge praise to the team, Full article..

Oakwood wins 6th consecutive national academic decathlon

5/22/17 5:18PM
In six straight trips, Oakwood High School’s Academic Decathlon team members are once again the Division 3 National Champions. Full article..

Near all-rookie Hendricken team division winners

5/22/17 3:17PM
It was 1983 and a group out of California, the United States Academic Decathlon, was looking to stir up national interest in a newly created program to turn the spotlight on academic achievement. To launch the competition, named because it features 10 different academic disciplines, the organization sent invitations to schools across the country to compete in the national event. One Rhode Island school, Bishop Hendricken High School, accepted the challenge, Full article..

Granada Hills Academic Decathlon champs bask in hero’s welcome on campus

5/22/17 3:12PM
The victorious Academic Decathlon team from Granada Hills Charter High School got a hearty welcome home Monday morning, complete with bagpipes and cheerleaders, after snagging the national title for a third straight year in Madison, Wisconsin, Full article..

We can't wait to see you!!

4/18/17 10:37AM
Congratulations to all the Decathletes who will Participate at the Nationals in Wisconsin. Full article..

Spring break? Not for Granada Hills Charter kids eyeing national Academic Decathlon win

4/13/17 1:25PM
While most students across Los Angeles were enjoying spring break this week, the dozen members of the Academic Decathlon team at Granada Hills Charter High School were quietly studying on campus. Full article..

Scarborough High team is heading for the U.S. Academic Decathlon

4/11/17 10:32AM
... The 2016-17 meet, held at Scarborough High School, focused on the topic of World War II, said Jon York, a teacher and assistant coach. Students took part in competitive testing in 10 areas related to that era, including economics, literature, art, music, social studies, science and math. Full article..

National Academic Decathlon's spotlight will shine on Madison

4/11/17 10:21AM
For the first time in the program’s 36-year history, Wisconsin will host the United States Academic Decathlon event. It’s set for April 20-22 at Monona Terrace, featuring 60 high school teams Full article..

Four Qualify for USAD Nationals in Wisconsin

4/11/17 10:20AM
Four Friendswood HIgh School students qualified for the national United States Academic Decathlon competition in Madison, Wisconsin later in April. Full article..

With a fourth consecutive state trophy on the mantle, CDO academic decathlon prepares for Nationals

4/5/17 11:40PM
Last month Canyon del Oro High School’s (CDO) academic decathlon team clinched its fourth consecutive state title after outscoring dozens of other teams from throughout Arizona, Full article..

Irving ISD Shines at State Academic Decathlon Meet

3/14/17 1:30PM
The Nimitz team concluded another successful season maintaining their ranking after regionals and finishing sixth in a field of 40 teams. Full article..

Burns High School Academic Decathlon Award Winners 2017

3/14/17 1:23PM
The following students from Burns High School took home awards from the Wyoming Academic Decathlon held Feb. 26 and 27 in Casper. Full article..

Catoosa County high school is Academic Decathlon champ

3/14/17 1:06PM
Catoosa County’s Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School won the 2017 PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon (GAD) State Championship. It was the seventh time the high school has captured the top honor in the event. Full article..

Check out the Global Leaders

3/8/17 3:43PM
In the last month, the top 4 students retain their Training Center position: 1st - Sevanna Baird (ID), 2nd - Eric Estabaya (CA), 3rd - Lizzie Miller (UT) and 4th - Kenzie Wolfe (ID). The newcomer to the top 10 this past month is Jacob Andrews (ID). Check out the entire top 10 Training Center students. Full article..

Wilmot decathletes capture 4th straight state title

3/6/17 1:22PM
For the fourth consecutive year, the Wilmot Union High School Academic Decathlon team emerged as state title winners Friday, according to District Administrator Dan Kopp. Full article..

Randolph High School students impress at academic decathlon

3/6/17 1:11PM
Randolph High School students took home five gold medals, a silver medal, a bronze medal and four honorable mentions in an academic decathlon at the Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Clifton on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Full article..

Collegiate Academy 2nd at state Academic Decathlon event

3/6/17 1:07PM
Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy came up short in its bid to defend its Pennsylvania Academic Decathlon championship, finishing in second place Saturday to the host school, North Penn, in Lansdale. Full article..

St. Peter team earns state champion honors

3/3/17 1:32PM
Championship honors in the Academic Decathlon State Competition went to St. Peter High's Blue team Full article..

Randolph High School Students Prevail in Academic Decathalon

2/28/17 8:22AM
RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School students performed well in a recent academic decathlon, taking home five gold medals, a silver medal, a bronze medal and four honorable mentions. Full article..

South Pasadena wins academic decathlon in L.A. County contest

2/28/17 8:22AM
South Pasadena High School has won the academic decathlon competition for Los Angeles County for the third consecutive year, officials announced Thursday. The school now advances to the California Academic Decathlon, Full article..

Lyndonville wins state academic decathlon

2/28/17 8:20AM
...Lyndonville has been a contender for the title for over two decades, winning the Small School State Championship several times and placing regularly in the top four, but this was its first overall state win Full article..

Elkhorn Mount Michael is overall champion at Nebraska State Final Academic Decathlon

2/20/17 2:19PM
Elkhorn Mount Michael won the overall state champion title Saturday at the Nebraska State Final Academic Decathlon. The win marked the first time that a large school division didn’t win the overall championship and advance to national competition. Full article..

Redondo Union High Qualifies for State Academic Decathlon

2/20/17 2:18PM
Redondo Union High School was announced Thursday one of the seven "wild-card" teams qualified to compete in the statewide academic decathlon in March. Full article..

Elsinore HS Wins County Academic Decathlon

2/20/17 2:15PM
After a 12-year tripartite rivalry, EHS claims First! Elsinore High School has won First Place in the 34th Annual County Academic Decathlon, breaking an 18-year stronghold over Hemet and West Valley High Schools. Full article..

Collegiate Academy wins Academic Decathlon western region large-school title

2/17/17 12:16PM
Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy finished first in the large-school division and Clarion-Limestone placed first in the small-school division Saturday at the Pennsylvania Academic Decathlon Western Regional competition at McDowell Intermediate High School. Full article..

Smart and final, CHS aces competition

2/17/17 12:14PM
The Calabasas High School Academic Decathlon team pulled off an amazing accomplishment on Feb. 4. Competing for the first time in the Ventura County Academic Decathlon—a battle of student brains—the team managed a first-place win, an achievement that even the students and coach found astonishing. Full article..

Bella Vista H.S. Wins 2017 County Academic Decathlon

2/17/17 12:14PM
Bella Vista High School, from the San Juan Unified School District, is the winner of the 2017 Sacramento County Academic Decathlon competition. The win marks the 25th time the team has taken first place at the annual competition since it began in 1979. Full article..

Academic decathlon brings four high schools together

2/13/17 2:13PM
Not too many teenagers choose to get up early on Saturday to take difficult tests about history and give prepared speeches. But 36 of them did on Saturday. They’re members of teams from Las Plumas, Oroville, Paradise and Inspire high schools Full article..

Pearland High School Academic Decathlon team has advanced to state

2/13/17 2:09PM
Pearland Independent School District is sending two teams to the Texas Academic Decathlon meet in late February. Pearland High School and Turner College and Career High School teams both advance to state after the Region 5 competition. Full article..

Mason City High School places first at regional Academic Decathlon

2/13/17 2:01PM
Mason City High School's Academic Decathlon team was named as the regional large school champion at this year’s regional competition in Grundy Center Jan. 26. The team qualified for state competition March 3 to 4 in Cedar Rapids. Full article..

Stockdale wins Academic Decathlon, will represent Kern County next month

2/9/17 4:36PM
Stockdale took its fifth consecutive win in the Kern County Academic Decathlon on Saturday afternoon, besting nearly 200 students from 19 high schools. Full article..

Hughson High win ends 16-year Oakdale Academic Decathlon streak

2/9/17 4:33PM
After a winning streak longer than many of its students have been alive, Oakdale High relinquished its Academic Decathlon trophy to Hughson High. Full article..

Dobie, Memorial Academic Decathlon teams advance to state meet

2/9/17 8:36AM
Pasadena ISD’s Dobie and Memorial High School’s Academic Decathlon teams have advanced to the state meet after earning top 40 spots in the Region 5 competition. Full article..

PHS Academic Decathlon – First In Region

2/8/17 2:38PM
The Parsippany High School Academic Decathlon (AcDec) Team recently participated in the New Jersey Regional Competition. The competition was held at Clifton Middle School on Saturday, January 28. Full article..

Academic Decathlon helps one student connect with her roots

2/8/17 2:34PM
Studying WWII history came full circle for Maya Solís. The 16-year-old junior from St. Francis High School in Sacramento was torn between running cross country this year and trying something new like participating in the 37thaAnnual Sacramento County Academic Decathlon competition. After careful thought and consideration, Full article..

Sugar-Salem wins regional Academic Decathlon competition

2/8/17 2:28PM
Sugar-Salem hosted the Academic Decathlon Regional competition for southeast Idaho Full article..

New Online Training Center Global Leader is from Idaho

2/7/17 1:02PM
Sevanna Baird (ID) is the new Global Leader after 5 months of head-to-head challenges and 3 months of online scrimmages. Eric Estabaya (CA) is in 2nd and Lizzie Miller (UT) is 3rd. Ian Youth (ME) and Seymour Paul (UT) have joined the top 10 within the last month. Full article..

Academic decathlon brings four high schools together

2/7/17 11:15AM
Not too many teenagers choose to get up early on Saturday to take difficult tests about history and give prepared speeches. But 36 of them did on Saturday. Full article..

Valley students excel at Academic Decathlon

2/7/17 11:02AM
Tulare County students went head to head at Tulare County Office of Education’s Academic Decathlon over the weekend. On Saturday, teams of students from local high schools competed in two school categories – large school and small school – for the chance to advance to the state competition. And the winners are: Full article..

Yosemite High wins academic decathlon

2/7/17 11:02AM
In a battle of wits, Yosemite High School triumphed for the 22nd time in 23 years making them the champions of the 35th Madera County Academic Decathlon. Full article..

BHS named top in state small school rankings

2/6/17 2:01PM
The BHS Academic Decathlon team competed in Region III competition this past weekend. Bandera won first place in the Region and first place in Super Quiz. Full article..

Cleburne HS competes in regional academic decathlon

1/30/17 2:43PM
A team of Cleburne High School academic athletes have experienced a new competition opportunity as participants in Academic Decathlon. Full article..

Seward High Performs Well at Regional Academic Decathlon in Omaha

1/27/17 11:38AM
The SHS Academic Decathlon Team competed in the Nebraska AD on Saturday all day in a series of academic testing situations and a quiz bowl to compete for the opportunity to qualify for the State Academic Decathlon competition in Omaha Full article..

Wildcat Academic Decathlon Regional Results

1/27/17 11:35AM
On Jan. 20 and 21 the Acdec team competed in the Regional Competition. They placed second in Super Quiz and fourth in the competition overall. The team qualifies for the State Competition in February, please congratulate the following students: Full article..

Three Academic Decathlon Teams Advance to State

1/27/17 11:35AM
After outstanding performances at the regional level, three Mansfield ISD teams will be headed to one of the most rigorous academic competitions in Texas. Full article..

Duncan Polytechnical fields first-ever team for upcoming Academic Decathlon

1/26/17 12:27PM
In Room 44 at Duncan Polytechnical High School, English teacher Carina Chase listens as high school junior Kajlug Lee rehearses a speech. A whiteboard a few steps away reads: “Meeting every day this week.” In the classroom of scattered desks that’s nearly empty of students, Lee is one of seven members of Chase’s newly formed team that trains after school Full article..

Area Students Gear Up for Academic Decathlon

1/20/17 9:24AM
Weathering late-night study sessions, team practices and hours of reading, Stanislaus County high school students are pulling out all the stops as they head into the home stretch of preparations for the 2017 Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon. Hailed as the biggest academic event for local high schools, Full article..

Wilmot Academic Decathlon continues tradition of excellence

1/18/17 2:50PM
For continuing Wilmot High School’s legacy of academic excellence by placing second at the regional Academic Decathlon competition, the Panthers’ Academic Decathlon team earns this week’s School Standout. The team entered the regional round ranked fourth in the state and was slotted to place third. But Full article..

Pepperell’s Academic Decathlon team wins third straight title

1/16/17 8:49AM
The Pepperell High Academic Decathlon team continued their run of success in the Floyd County Schools Academic Decathlon by taking their third consecutive championship in the system’s premier academic competition. Full article..

MCSD holds 30th annual Academic Decathlon

1/16/17 8:48AM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Muscogee County School District held its 30th annual Academic Decathlon Saturday at Shaw High School. Full article..

Prescott High at the academic decathlon

1/13/17 8:40AM
Academic Decathlon (AcaDec) is a national organization for high school students. At Prescott High School (PHS) it is both a class and a club. Full article..

Online Training Center Global Leaders

1/10/17 2:29PM
After 4 months of Head-to-Head Challenges and 3 months of online scrimmages, Eric Estabaya (CA) is the Global Leader. Lizzie Miller (UT) has moved into 2nd while Sevanna Baird (ID) maintains 3rd place. Click to see the complete top 10 list. Read more.. Full article..

Collegiate Academy earns first place in ASL competition

1/10/17 2:15PM
Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy placed first Saturday at the Academic Sports League competition at East High School... Students were tested on the economic origins and impact of World War II. The social science test focused on the roots and causes of World War II, the war in Europe, the war in the Pacific, the Holocaust, and the aftermath and consequences of the war. Full article..

School competes in battle of the brains

1/3/17 10:44AM
The Calabasas High School Academic Decathlon team may be a newcomer to the yearly battle of the brains, but that didn’t stop the fledgling group from scoring big at the Dec. 10 scrimmage at the Ventura County Office of Education. Full article..

Academic Decathlon Overcomes Key Absences To Place Second

1/2/17 2:20PM
The Academic Decathlon team prevailed to second place at its second scrimmage of the school year last weekend. The smaller-scale competition took place on Saturday, December 10th, at Cleveland High School in Reseda, California. Full article..

Magnolia West students brighten family's holidays with new home

12/19/16 9:54AM
The school's academic decathlon program was paired with a family of a single mom with two children who asked for needs on their wish list like gift ... Full article..


12/12/16 8:42AM
John F Kennedy HS - Congrats Cougars! We are so proud of the months of hard work you put in, and how it paid off! Full article..

Kayhi decathletes take first in four events

12/12/16 8:31AM
Kayhi’s Academic Decathlon team completed its first regional meet of the year in Juneau this past weekend. Ketchikan students took first place in four out of the 10 events. Full article..

Academic Decathlon in the Races

12/9/16 9:44AM
What themes are prominent among 1945 Southern Americans? Brief confusion spreads across his face, followed by a cooling smile. He stencils the answer into the document, an easy question. Moving on, his pencil continues to flash back and forth, across the page, making small, slow loops. Bubbling in with apparent ease, after a multitude of tests already, this subject was easy in comparison. But in comparison only, he had been studying for too long to not know at least this. Full article..

Congratulations To The Academic Decathlon Team!

12/9/16 9:38AM
Our Academic Decathlon team won Round 1 of the recent Small Schools Championship at Franklin High School. Moderators Mr. Ed MacKenzie ’99 (History Faculty) and Ms. Kayla Greenwood (Theology Faculty) are very proud of their competition team: Full article..

Decathlon challenge turns teammates into family

12/6/16 10:25AM
Silently working at their desks at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 18 were 16 students from Don Lugo High’s decathlon team, each one engrossed in writing an essay. ...“We’re not friends at this point, we’re family,” said senior student Ronaldo Lizarraga, who is a second time member of the decathlon team. Full article..


12/2/16 9:29AM
Ketchikan High School’s academic decathlon team is heading north to participate in a meet this weekend in Juneau. Full article..

Top 10 Global Leaders Represent Five States

12/2/16 9:09AM
Check it out! Full article..

Alice student treats school like a career

11/21/16 9:40AM
...After Adrian stopped playing sports due to an injury, he said he felt academically deprived and competitively lacking. At the start of his junior year, he joined the Academic Decathlon team, a program he never thought he could join. Full article..

LEHS AcDec team place fourth at Rockwall Invitational

11/14/16 9:19AM
In only its second year of competition, the Little Elm High School Academic Decathlon (AcDec) team is rising to the top quickly. Full article..

Westwood students prep for WWII-themed academic decathlon

11/14/16 9:03AM
And you thought your study nights were a challenge. For weeks, Westwood students have been filling their minds with facts of all sorts pertaining to World War II, in preparation for the invitational round of the United States Academic Decathlon. A nationwide competition, the decathlon has different themes each year, and quizzes students on all its aspects, including science, history and art. Full article..

11/9 Social Science Scrimmage

11/10/16 12:17PM
Question "Which of the following MOST accurately lists certain historical events in chronological order from earliest to latest?" had 2 duplicate answers. Once was considered incorrect while the other was correct. The results have been updated, giving credit to anyone whose right answer was initially counted as incorrect. To check your scrimmage scores, login and click Full article..

La Salle High School Decathlon Wins Again

11/7/16 9:32AM
The last weekend in October was another exciting opportunity for the Lancer Academic Decathlon team as they traveled to Notre Dame Academy for a three-school, four-event competition against Notre Dame Academy and Saint Monica High School. Full article..

Online Training Center Global Leaders

11/3/16 8:18AM
After 3 months of Head-to-Head Challenges and 2 months of online scrimmages, Eric Estabaya (CA) maintains the lead. Max McGinness (CA) has moved into 2nd while Sevanna Baird (ID) is in 3rd. Zennia Wong (TX) and Macey McCartney (TX) have moved into the top 10 since last month. Click to see the complete top 10 list. Full article..

Bret Harte student scholars prep for battle

10/31/16 9:55AM
Fifteen Bret Harte High School students are preparing to test their knowledge of World War II against 13,000 other students from 500 high schools in the annual California Academic Decathlon, with the first round of competition to begin in November. Full article..

New CHS Academic Decathlon team will face Ventura County

10/31/16 9:39AM
This year, CHS has decided to start a new Academic Decathlon team, spearheaded by AP U.S. History teacher Tyler Lee and AP Statistics and College Preparatory Statistics teacher Michael Fienberg. The Academic Decathlon team will compete against other schools in quizzes, tests and questions in regional competitions located around the Los Angeles area. Full article..

Natick Students Prepping for Academic Decathlon

10/21/16 11:56AM
NATICK, MA—Natick High School students will be among several school groups visiting the Museum of World War II in Boston as they prepare for the upcoming Academic Decathlon. Full article..

Madera County Academic Decathlon bringing state decathletes to Madera

10/21/16 11:55AM
Chowchilla Union High School decathletes will join students from throughout California for the Madera County Academic Decathlon Lecture Day on Thursday. Valley experts will lecture on six subject areas to more than 600 students from throughout the state. Full article..

Bellevue University professors take reins from Anstey as Academic Decathlon co-directors

10/18/16 10:12AM
The Nebraska Academic Decathlon will begin competition for 2016-2017 with two new co-directors, both professors at Bellevue University. Taking over are John Kyndt, associate professor in the College of Science and Technology, and Matthew Crosston, professor of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences. Full article..

WYOMING ACADEMIC DECATHLON - smart is the new cool

10/10/16 2:40PM
In these days of pressure to perform on standardized tests, it may seem to some that learning for the sake of learning or learning for fun are nonexistent concepts in school. The Academic Decathlon program works to change the learning experience for students across the United States, providing students an environment and objective for learning that goes beyond testing and grades. “It’s not about demonstrating how good a student you already are,” writes Dr. Les Martisko, United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) Board Administrator, in his welcome letter on the USAD website. “It’s about daring to push your limits, Full article..

Retired director oversaw Academic Decathlon’s growth

10/3/16 8:27AM
John Anstey will never forget the first time he saw students participating in the Nebraska Academic Decathlon. “I fell in love with the program,” he said. “It was breathtaking to see the kind of energy and excitement about learning.” Full article..

Global Leaders

10/3/16 8:14AM
After the September scrimmages and two months of head-to-head challenges Eric Estabaya (CA) is the current leader. Sevanna Baird (ID) has moved into 2nd with Max McGinness (CA) in 3rd. Coming in 4th place is Rebecca Hall (TX). Congratulations! Full article..

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9/20/16 12:12AM
YOUR training center, YOUR rules! We need you to vote on important Training Center features. Full article..

After Labor Day Event - The Final Results

9/19/16 9:39AM
The final scores from the After Labor Day Event are in. See who made the top 10. Full article..

New Global Leader

9/15/16 9:41AM
Great participation in the After Labor Day Event! After 7 scrimmages plus 7 days of head-to-head challenges, we have a new Global Leader. Congratulations, Eric Estabaya (CA)! Max McGinness (CA) follows in 2nd and Sevanna Baird (ID) in 3rd. Way to go Decathletes! To see the top 10, Full article..

After Labor Day Event - September 6 - 14

9/8/16 4:08PM
Students, for seven days you can take a mini-scrimmage in the Online Training Center. Once you log in, copy the special access test key located under Next Online Scrimmage. Then, under Study Resources, click on Online Scrimmage. Enter the test key. You'll have 10 minutes to answer 10 questions. Each day's scrimmage covers a different subject. Increase your Global Rank by getting perfect 10's. Are you up to the challenge? Full article..

Training is Underway!

9/1/16 4:12PM
This season, the Academic Decathlon curricular theme is World War II. Check out the Global Leaders after one month of training for the new season on the Online Training Center! Max McGinness (CA) is in 1st, followed by Sevanna Baird (ID) in 2nd with Kathryn Hok (TX) in 3rd. To see the top 10, Full article..

Fairbanks math teacher receives presidential honor

8/30/16 11:58AM
A Fairbanks teacher has received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Lathrop High School math teacher Chris Benshoof was as one of 213 teachers across the country Full article..

Looking Back - Academic Decathlon Lourdes Central Catholic HS

8/22/16 8:56AM
The school year of 2015-2016 was the 21st year Lourdes Central Catholic High School has competed in Academic Decathlon. A team of 13 students (12 participants and 1 Aquatic Engineer) spent the school year researching and learning about the history, culture, art, music, economics, literature, and biology of the country of India. Full article..

Essay: The Translated Life, From Immigrant to Valedictorian

6/15/16 9:49AM
I came to America from Vietnam in the middle of the 2012 heat wave that swept across California. The heat was almost unbearable, and it reminded me of home. But that was where the resemblance ended... Full article..

Gov. Walker honors Wilmot decathletes

6/13/16 8:17AM
Following successful defense of its Division 2 National Academic Decathlon title in Alaska last month, members of Wilmot Union High School’s squad received praise from Gov. Scott Walker in a personal visit to the school last week, bringing redemption to one senior decathlete. Full article..

Clifton High School Academic Decathlon team members are real 'Gems'

6/10/16 10:09AM
Clifton High School students were recently honored for their accomplishments while participating in the Academic Decathlon of New Jersey (NJAD). Full article..

Training Center Global Leaders for 2015-2016 Season - Top 10 are from California, Texas and Idaho

6/3/16 11:55AM
The Online Training Center global ranking is determined by the accumulated online scrimmage and head-to-head challenge scores since the season, centered around the study of India, began August 1st, 2015. At the end of this season Dan Flavin (CA) was the leader in first place. Mackenzie Wolfe (ID) was in 2nd followed by Sevanna Baird (ID) in 3rd. Congratulations to the top 10! To see the complete list, Full article..

Wilmot snags repeat in national Academic Decathlon

5/18/16 4:10PM
Wilmot Union High School successfully defended its Division 2 National Academic Decathlon title in Anchorage, Alaska, April 30 ... Faculty coach Don Serkowski came away impressed with the school’s repeat performance at the national level, which started last year in Garden Grove, Calif. Full article..

Alaskan expedition: THS Academic Decathlon team finishes 12th at nationals

5/11/16 9:42AM
...“My impression of my first USAD National event was that it was a wonderful competition to be a part of,” said Viraj Dongaonkar. “It allowed me to meet intellectuals from all over that I otherwise would not have been able to meet, and it was a great experience overall.” Full article..

Hendricken Decathlon team places 2nd in nationals

5/9/16 8:35AM
On Sunday, the Bishop Hendricken Academic Decathlon team followed up their strong performance in the state competition with a second place finish in Division II on the national stage in Anchorage, Alaska. “This is one of the greatest achievements in the history of our school,” said Hendricken’s president John Jackson. Full article..

Avon school qualifies for national academic contest

4/25/16 5:07PM
The academic decathlon team from tiny Avon Middle High School — a place with a student body of 322 — has qualified for a national-level competition, the E-National Academic Decathlon. Full article..

Home School Students Take First Place in Alaska Academic Decathlon, Advance to Nationals!

4/22/16 1:56PM
...The Alaska state championship went to the IDEA team, home school students from Anchorage, Eagle River, Houston, Palmer, Sutton, Talkeetna and Wasilla. IDEA I students will compete in the U.S. Academic Decathlon in Anchorage, April 28-30 at the Hilton Anchorage. Craig High School took the top prize in the small school division, Valdez High School in the medium school division and IDEA I in the large school division. Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to the students and teams for their placement in individual events and total scores. Full article..

Madison Decathlon team heads to Alaska

4/21/16 11:35AM
Madison Academic Magnet High School’s Academic Decathlon team will seek a fifth national title this month. The team seized their 14th consecutive state title in March, giving them the chance to head to Anchorage, Alaska, for the national competition. Full article..

Wellesley High students show versatility in Academic Decathlon win

4/14/16 11:04AM
Starting to study for the Massachusetts Academic Decathlon all the way back in the summer paid off for the Wellesley High School team earlier this month, as the students won the large school division of the competition. Full article..

Academic team wins State again

4/14/16 10:48AM
It was a grueling weekend of problems that included statistics and probability at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio, on March 11-12. And for the sixth year in a row, the Oakwood High School Academic Decathlon team came out on top at the State Competition. Full article..

Oakdale School Board Recognizes Excellence

4/14/16 10:41AM
Monday night’s school board meeting was one short on action items, yet high on praise as the Oakdale Joint Unified School Board acknowledged students and staff for academic success. First up on the agenda was recognition of the reigning Regional Champion Oakdale High School Academic Decathlon Team. Full article..

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