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Scrimmage Results For 11/24/2020 Logic Blitz

11/25/20 2:25PM
Congratulations to the top scorers

First
REGI, ASHITH (TX)
Second
Anderson, Brayden (TX)
Third
Decker, Amy (TX)

Full article..

Wilmot Academic Decathlon team advances to regionals

11/23/20 12:20PM
On Nov. 10th the Wilmot Academic Decathlon team competed in its first competition of the season. A week later, the Panthers received the exciting news that they scored over 30,000 points for the first time in school history and are leading all teams in Wisconsin. Full article..

Scrimmage Results For 11/17/2020 Creativity Blitz

11/20/20 11:16AM
Congratulations to the top scorers

First
Anderson, Brayden (TX)
Second
Teamer2, A (IL)
DILTZ, ABIGAIL (TX)
Third
KANWAR, HEMANT (TX)

Full article..

Scrimmage Results For 11/13/2020 Math Blitz

11/20/20 11:13AM
Congratulations to the top scorers

First
KANWAR, HEMANT (TX) Perfect Score!
Second
PHUNG, KATHRYN (TX)
REGI, ASHITH (TX)
Third
Atwood, jason (ID)

Full article..

Academic Decathlon Goes Online

11/19/20 9:11AM
This year, due to Covid-19, Academic Decathlon is switching from being in-person to online. Academic Decathlon is a competition where students take tests on ten different subjects. Full article..

Scrimmage Results For 11/10/2020 Literature.

11/13/20 11:26AM
Congratulations to the top scorers

First
Rubio, Diego (CA)
Second
Danial, Theodore (CA)
Third
DILTZ, ABIGAIL (TX)

Full article..

Scrimmage Results For 11/6/2020 Random Subjects.

11/10/20 2:36PM
Congratulations to the top scorers

First
DILTZ, ABIGAIL (TX)
Second
Asatryan, Sona (LAUSD)
Third
KANWAR, HEMANT (TX)

Full article..

Scrimmage Results For 11/3/2020 Science Scrimmage

11/5/20 9:19AM
Congratulations to the top scorers

First
DILTZ, ABIGAIL (TX) Perfect Score!
Bryan, Alex (TX) Perfect Score!
Second
REGI, ASHITH (TX)
Third
Blanchard, Lauren (TX)

Full article..

Scrimmage Results For 10/30/2020 Social Science and Economics Scrimmage

11/3/20 4:37PM
Congratulations to the top scorers! Texas does it again taking the top 3! 10/27 Social Science and Economics Scrimmage!

First
REGI, ASHITH (TX) Perfect Score!
Second
KANWAR, HEMANT (TX)
Third
DILTZ, ABIGAIL (TX)

Full article..

Scrimmage Results For 10/27/2020 Music and Art Scrimmage

10/29/20 8:33AM
Congratulations to the top scorers! Texas Tops the charts in the Music and Art 10/27 Scrimmage!

First
PHUNG, KATHRYN (TX)
Second
DILTZ, ABIGAIL (TX)
Third
REGI, ASHITH (TX)
Adams, Sophie (TX)

Full article..

Scrimmage Results For 10/23/2020 Blitz

10/26/20 11:37AM
Congratulations to the top scorers!

First
REGI, ASHITH (TX)
Second
DILTZ, ABIGAIL (TX)
Third
Carlos, Reider (CA)

Full article..

Decathlon Lecture Day moves online

10/26/20 8:51AM
California - The 14th annual Academic Decathlon Lecture Day for high school students will have a new twist this year, and all lectures will be held online as part of a lecture series from October 26-30.

More than 1,200 Academic Decathletes from throughout California will tune in for information on this year’s Decathlon topic, “The Cold War.”
Full article..

Top Three Clean Sweep by Texas in the 10/16 Multi Subject Blitz II

10/21/20 12:32PM
Congratulations to the top scorers!

First
PHUNG, KATHRYN (TX)
Second
Adams, Sophie (TX)
Third
Anderson, Brayden (TX)
Pinales, Tori (TX)

Full article..

Henthorne receives Outstanding Educator Award

10/21/20 9:10AM
JUNEAU — Lori Henthorne, an art educator at Dodgeland School District in Juneau, will receive the University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award in a ceremony Full article..

Academic Decathlon in a New Way

10/21/20 8:29AM
Kennedy High School’s Academic Decathlon team will continue this year but with new obstacles.

The decathlon team is in the process of recruiting members. This process has been made more difficult by the online format of school.
Full article..

Top Three Clean Sweep by Texas in the 10/13 Multi Subject Blitz

10/14/20 12:40PM
Congratulations to the top scorers!

First
Pinales, Tori (TX)
Adams, Sophie (TX)
Second
Anderson, Brayden (TX)
Third
Diltz, Abigail (TX)
Bryan, Alex (TX)

Full article..

5 States Represented in the Training Center "Top Ten"

10/14/20 8:36AM
As of this posting, the USAD Training Center Global Leaders includes students from 5 states: WI, PA, TX and ME. Jonah Waughtal (WI) is in 1st, with Peyton Braun (WI) in 2nd. Lauren Blanchard (TX) is close behind in 3rd. Since the last posting on Septemeber 30, Shyleana Acosta (PA) has joined the "Top Ten." Congrats! (To see current list, click Read More below.)

To improve your global rank, compete with other students in the Head-to-Head Challenges and take the weekly scrimmages. Each correct answer is worth 1 point.
Full article..

Texas and Pennsylvania take 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 10/9 Social Science Blitz!

10/12/20 1:34PM
Congratulations to the top scorers of our 10/9 Social Science Blitz!
Topic: Conflict and Conciliation, 1953-79

First
Anderson, Brayden (TX) Perfect Score!
REGI, ASHITH (TX) Perfect Score!
Blanchard, Lauren (TX) Perfect Score!
Second
Bryan, Alex (TX)
Third
Van Ness, Bryan (PA)

Full article..

Take the Multiple Subject Blitz Tuesday, Oct. 13

10/12/20 11:10AM
You will have 15 minutes to answer 50 questions. Log in, copy the test key TS47E36, and click Full article..

Scrimmage Results For 10/6/2020 Science III

10/7/20 11:05AM
Congratulations to the top scorers of our 10/6 Science Blitz!

First
DILTZ, ABIGAIL (TX) Perfect Score!
Braun, Peyton (WI) Perfect Score!
REGI, ASHITH (TX) Perfect Score!
Blanchard, Lauren (TX) Perfect Score!
PHUNG, KATHRYN (TX) Perfect Score!
Second
Waughtal, Jonah (WI)
Bryan, Alex (TX)
Anderson, Brayden (TX)
KANWAR, HEMANT (TX)
Third
Rai, Anusha (PA)

Full article..

Scrimmage Results For 10/2/2020 Music III

10/5/20 9:22AM
Congratulations to the top scorers of our 10/2 Music Blitz!

First
Waughtal, Jonah (WI) Perfect Score!
Braun, Peyton (WI) Perfect Score!
Anderson, Brayden (TX) Perfect Score!
Bryan, Alex (TX) Perfect Score!
Second
PHUNG, KATHRYN (TX)
Third
Teamer3, C (IL)
DILTZ, ABIGAIL (TX)

Full article..

Scrimmage Results For 9/29/2020 Math III

10/1/20 9:52AM
Congratulations to the top scorers of our 9/25 Math III scrimmage!

First
REGI, ASHITH (TX)
Danial, Theodore (CA)
MODI, SALONI (TX)
Second
Ramesh, Hari (NJ)
Third
PHUNG, KATHRYN (TX)
Joseph, Ashok (LA)
Romine, Michael (IA)

Full article..

New Training Center Global Leader!

9/30/20 9:02AM
After almost 2 months of head-to-head challenges and online scrimmages, Bryan Van Ness (PA) jumped into the lead. He wasn't part of the "Top Ten" 6 days ago. Lena Wood (ME) is in 2nd followed closely by Lauren Blanchard (TX) in 3rd. Since the last posting on Sept. 4, Jackie Reyes (PA), Hannah Speranza (PA) and Jonah Waughtal (WI) have joined the "Top Ten." Placement can change at any moment. To see the current standings, Full article..

Scrimmage Results For 9/25/2020 Math

9/29/20 10:40AM
Congratulations to the top scorers of our 9/25 Math scrimmage!

First
Danial, Theodore (CA)
Second
REGI, ASHITH (TX)
Third
Jose, Josh (LAUSD)

Full article..

Scrimmage Results For 9/22/2020 Literature

9/24/20 3:06PM
Congratulations to the top scorers of our 9/22 Literature scrimmage!

First
REGI, ASHITH (TX)
Second
Teamer2, A (IL)
Third
Anderson, Brayden (TX)

Full article..

Online Testing and Training Center Global Leaders Turn Over

9/24/20 9:26AM
Since the last posting on Aug. 31, 8 out of the top 10 current Global Leaders have bumped out previous leaders. Those still in the "Top Ten" are Lena Wood (ME) 1st and Ryan Ocampo (ME) 5th. Lauren Blanchard (TX) has taken over 2nd place. Close behind in 3rd is Perry Ehimuh (TX). A Teamer2 (IL) is in 4th.

The results are subject to change at any time. To see the current "Top Ten,"
Full article..

Scrimmage Results For 9/18/2020 Economics

9/22/20 2:09PM
Congratulations to the top scorers of our 9/18 Economics scrimmage!

First
REGI, ASHITH (TX)
KANWAR, HEMANT (TX)
Second
JIANG, JEFFREY (TX)
Bryan, Alex (TX)
DILTZ, ABIGAIL (TX)
Third
Blanchard, Lauren (TX)

Full article..

Scrimmage Results For 9/15/2020 Art

9/22/20 2:04PM
Congratulations to the top scorers of our 9/15 Art scrimmage!

First
Bryan, Alex (TX) Perfect Score!
Lau, Joshua (CA) Perfect Score!
PHUNG, KATHRYN (TX) Perfect Score!
Second
Decker, Amy (TX)
Nguyen-Hoang, Daniel (TX)
Adams, Sophie (TX)
Anderson, Brayden (TX)
Jackson, Riley (TX)
Third
Blanchard, Lauren (TX)
REGI, ASHITH (TX)

Full article..

Congratulations to the Overall Scrimmage Winners from Sept. 8 - 11!

9/15/20 10:01AM
First Place
A. REGI(TX)
Second Place
A. Teamer2 (IL)
Third Place
K. PHUNG(TX)
(This is based off the total of all scores for the week.)
Full article..

Scrimmage Results For 9/11/2020 Social Science

9/15/20 9:21AM
Congratulations to the top scorers of our 9/11 Social Science scrimmage!

First
Wood, Lena (ME) Perfect Score!
Second
Negron, Justine (LA)
Third
Mulry, Caroline (TX)
Teamer2, A (IL)

Full article..

Scrimmage Results For 9/10/2020 Math and Music

9/11/20 2:32PM
Congratulations to the top scorers of our 9/10 Math and Music scrimmage!

First
REGI, ASHITH (TX)
PHUNG, KATHRYN (TX)
Second
Teamer2, A (IL)
Third
KANWAR, HEMANT (TX)

There is still time to jump into the Scrimmages running this week. Todays test is on Social Science! Use Test Key TDWE724
Full article..

Scrimmage Results

9/10/20 1:21PM
Congratulations to the top scorers of our 9/9 Science scrimmage!

First
REGI, ASHITH (TX) Perfect Score!
MODI, SALONI (TX) Perfect Score!
KANWAR, HEMANT (TX) Perfect Score!
DILTZ, ABIGAIL (TX) Perfect Score!
PHUNG, KATHRYN (TX) Perfect Score!
Second
ZHAO, SIXING (TX)
Kummetha, Akshaya (TX)
Third
Teamer2, A (IL)
DHANANI, AFIYA (TX)

There is still time to jump into the Scrimmages running this week. Todays test is on Math and Music! Use Test Key TEE7YJ4
Full article..

First Scrimmage Results

9/9/20 11:30AM
Congratulations to the top scorers of our 9/8 Econ and Art scrimmage!

Pinales, Tori (TX) First
REGI, ASHITH (TX) Second
Hoang, Jolyn (CA) Third

There is still time to jump into the Scrimmages running this week. Todays test is on Science! Use Test Key TW4PQR5.
Full article..

Let the Scrimmages begin!

9/4/20 10:51AM
Welcome back! Time to dust off the cobwebs and get back to it. For the week of 9/8-9/11, every day will be a test of the fundamentals of each subject. The top scores for each day will be posted the next day, and the top scores of all the subjects combined will be posted the next week. Happy competing!

To participate, log in, copy the International Scrimmage test key, click Read More or Online Scrimmage, paste the key in the text box and click Start Test.
Full article..

Maine and Arizona have Joined the Top Ten Global Ranking with Colorado and Texas

8/31/20 10:38AM
At the time of this posting, out of nowhere, Lena Wood (ME) had taken over the lead and Ryan Ocampo (ME) has moved into 2nd. Carlos Espinoza (TX) is in 3rd followed by Raymos Castillo (CO). Since the last posting, Tia Young (AZ) and Matthew Albertsen (AZ) have joined the "Top Ten." To see the entire list, Full article..

Online Training is Underway

8/26/20 8:54AM
After 25 days of online training, Colorado and Texas are vying for top spots in the Online Testing and Training Center Global Ranking. The results are subject to change at any time. Here is the list of early leaders:
1. Carlos Espinoza (TX)
2. Raymos Castillo (CO)
3. Krishna Hariprasad (TX)
4. Tori Pinales (TX)
5. Amrutha Kosanaum (TX)
6. Liam Royle-Grimes (CO)
6. Aaron Ehrlich (CO)
7. Nick Otwani (TX)
7. Alexander Kumar (TX)
8. Natlie Aerni (CO)

To improve your Global Rank, log in and compete with other students in Head-to-Head Challenges. Participate in scrimmages that will be starting in September. Don't have an account? If you are training with a team, check with your coach if you have a subscription account. If you need an account, purchase an individual membership.
Full article..

Online Training Begins

8/17/20 10:30AM
Students have started training online since the Online Testing and Training Center opened on August 1. After 15 days, Sasha Kaplan (TX) is the Global Leader. Joseph Fung (TX) follows close behind in 2nd with Toby Nguyen (CA) coming in 3rd and GGHS Argonaut (CA) in 4th. The results are subject to change at any moment.

Students, would you like to get in on the action? Log in and participate in Head-to-Head Challenges. Don't have a username and password? No problem. If you are training with a team, check with your coach if you have a subscription account. If you need an account, purchase an individual membership.
Full article..

Kayhi AcDec off to early start for 2020-21 season

6/4/20 11:24AM
With the end of the school year comes new opportunities for Ketchikan High School decathletes to prepare for the upcoming season of academic competition. Full article..

Franklin Competes with Distinction in State Academic Decathlon, Competition Took Place Online

6/1/20 8:39AM
Franklin High School in Highland Park ranked first out of 20 schools in its division and 14th out of 65 schools overall in the recent California state finals of the Academic Decathlon.

Franklin’s achievement in the state finals followed a fifth place showing in February among 55 teams from the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Full article..

Celebrating This Year's Graduating Seniors - Mountain View’s Leilani Serbouse

5/29/20 11:00AM
...She credits Academic Decathlon for breaking her out of her shell and awakening a love for public speaking. She made close friends who were there for her when she needed honest advice. Full article..

ROCKWALL-HEATH HIGH SCHOOL ACDEC COMPETES BEFORE SPRING BREAK

5/11/20 8:25AM
Before Spring Break, the Rockwall-Heath HS AcDec team competed against the top 40 5A and 6A Academic Decathlon teams at the Thomas E. Moseley State Finals March 5-8 in San Antonio, finishing in 18th place overall and 13th in the large school division. Full article..

Academic Decathlon team offers trivia in time of COVID-19

4/23/20 12:12PM
From today through Saturday, the nine team members of the seven-time defending state champion Wilmot Academic Decathlon team will be offering trivia questions for readers to answer. Full article..

El Camino Real wins state Academic Decathlon, with altered format due to coronavirus

4/20/20 8:17AM
Two Los Angeles charter high schools took first and second place at the California Academic Decathlon, with El Camino Real narrowly edging out its perennial rival, Granada Hills — wins that were in part a credit to knowledge of medieval pandemics. Full article..

Dulless academic decathlon team wins large-chool division at state meet

4/3/20 10:40AM
Dulles High School’s academic decathlon team placed second overall and first in the large-school division at a statewide Texas Academic Decathlon competition in San Antonio during Spring Break. The team won its fourth consecutive state championship, according to Fort Bend ISD. Full article..

Deerfield Academic Decathlon team competes at state

4/3/20 10:38AM
Students from Deerfield High School represented well at this year’s state academic decathlon competition, for the second year in a row.

The team attended the annual competition at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells on March 12 and 13.
Full article..

Taylor ACDEC Ranks Third in State

4/3/20 10:28AM
The Taylor High School Academic Decathlon team competed in the State Academic Decathlon competition in Frisco the first weekend of Spring Break and returned home as the State Small School Silver Medal Team. In addition, the team won the Silver Medal in the Super Quiz Oral Relay competition. Full article..

This champion academic decathlon team studied pandemics. Now, they’re living one

3/26/20 12:25PM
The subject seemed so remote — medieval maladies spreading illness and death across the globe, altering economies, culture and even history. For the Bell High School academic decathlon team, the L.A. area champions, the Black Death and other pandemics on their study list represented little more than obscure facts to memorize in preparation for state competition. Full article..

Lathrop AcaDeca team breaks records at state competition

3/18/20 8:39AM
Lathrop High School became the winningest school in Alaska at the state Academic Decathlon competition held last week in Anchorage. Full article..

Alice ISD Decathlon team advances to state as Regional Champs

3/5/20 3:28PM
The Alice High School Academic Decathlon Team competed at Texas A & M University Corpus Christi in the Region III meet. The event took place Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8th.

Alice High School is the Medium School Region III Super Quiz Champions for the second year in a row and they were also the Region III Academic Decathlon Medium School Team Champions.
Full article..

YHS Aca Deca Team makes school history

3/5/20 3:26PM
YORK — After a successful performance at the regional competition in Lexington, the York High School Academic Decathlon team is headed for State.... Full article..

Deerfield Academic Decathlon goes to state

3/5/20 3:20PM
The Deerfield Academic Decathlon team is headed to the state competition in March, for the second year in a row.

The Academic Decathlon team competed in the regional competition on Jan. 10 at UW-Whitewater, where they qualified for the state competition.
Full article..

PHS students sharpen wits for annual Academic Decathlon State

2/20/20 9:18AM
Perry High School’s Academic Decathlon team will test their mental mettle next month at the annual Academic Decathlon State contest March 6-7 at Waterloo East High School in Waterloo.

Under the direction of PHS Academic Decathlon Coaches Teresa Kresse and Lisa Schumacher, the six student scholars meet twice weekly to exercise their gray matter with jig-saw reading, scavenger hunts, card categorizing, Quizlets, Kahoots and similar brain games.
Full article..

American Canyon HS Academic Decathlon Team Advances To State

2/19/20 10:11AM
AMERICAN CANYON, CA — The Academic Decathlon team from American Canyon High School finished in third place at this year's North Bay Region Academic Decathlon, held Saturday at Solano Community College in Fairfield. The students are now preparing to compete in the California Decathlon March 27-28 in Sacramento. Full article..

Calabasas High School again wins Ventura County Academic Decathlon

2/19/20 9:51AM
Students from Calabasas High School have kept their grip on the Ventura County Academic Decathlon title for the fourth year in a row. The school’s A Team won first place in the overall competition, with its B Team coming in second and Westlake High School’s A Team placing third. Full article..

LMCHS is Kings County Academic Decathlon champion

2/19/20 9:49AM
ANFORD — Forget the Super Bowl, the real competition this weekend was at the 38th Annual Kings County Academic Decathlon, where Lemoore Middle College High School took the top spot for the eighth year in a row.

Saturday, over 60 Kings County high school students competed in the Academic Decathlon, which was held at Sierra Pacific High School. The 2020 event theme was “In Sickness and In Health.”
Full article..

Interested in a Chance to Compete in Nationals as an Individual?

2/11/20 4:41PM
Due to the coronavirus outbreak in China, USAD may have room for a number of Individual Decathletes at the National Competition in Anchorage, AK. At this time we are gathering information to find out the interest level.

If you are interested in competing in the official USAD Individual Competition, with a chance to be selected to compete in the National Competition in Anchorage, please contact or have your coach contact info@usadic.org or call 612-353-2153 and ask for Joyce, our Individual Competition Administrator by 2/15/2020 so that we can plan accordingly.

To be eligible to participate in the USAD Individual Competition, you must be a student who is eliminated in USAD team competition, didn't make the team or is not affiliated with a USAD team.

The individual Competition is an official competition of the United States Academic Decathlon.
Full article..

Great Oak High School Battles In Academic Decathlon

2/11/20 10:05AM
TEMECULA, CA — Great Oak High School fought hard to claim fifth place in the 37th Riverside County Academic Decathlon...

Elsinore High School won the championship for the fourth consecutive year. Hemet High School finished second and West Valley High School in Hemet was third. Western Center Academy in Hemet finished fourth and Temecula's Great Oak High School was fifth overall. Hemet High School was the winner of the popular Super Quiz.
Full article..

Two local schools qualirfy for State Academic Decathlon

2/10/20 1:00PM
GREEN BAY - Two Green Bay high schools, East and Southwest, will represent the area at this year's State Academic Decathlon Competition in Wisconsin Dells March 12-13, after finishing first and second in the regional competition last month. Full article..

Upper Lake High School Academic Decathlon team heading to state competition

2/10/20 12:55PM
UPPER LAKE — Anna Sabalone’s schoolroom in Upper Lake High School is crowded with students of all ages for her daily Academic Decathlon class. She is affectionally known as “Sab” to her students They all study one topic, divided into 10 subtopics, for the school year in order to prepare for the local, regional and state competition. Full article..

4 South Bay high schools advance to statewide academic decathlon after strong showing in L.A. County

2/10/20 12:51PM
Four South Bay high schools will advance to the statewide academic decathlon next month after a strong showing in Los Angeles County’s competition.

Mark Keppel High School, in Alhambra, won the Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon, competition officials announced this week; that team will also compete at the state level.
Full article..

Stockdale High School wins 39th annual Academic Decathlon

2/4/20 10:28AM
Stockdale High School won the 39th annual Kern County Academic Decathlon on Saturday and will head to the state championships next month, according to the Kern County Superintendent of Schools. The event was held Saturday at Mira Monte High School. Full article..

Elsinore High wins fourth Riverside County Academic Decathlon in a row

2/4/20 10:27AM
Elsinore High School extended its domination of the Riverside County Academic Decathlon with a fourth consecutive victory Saturday, Feb. 1. The feat sends the Wildomar school’s team to Sacramento, where it will represent Riverside County at the California Academic Decathlon, set for March 26 through March 29. Full article..

Dixon High Students To Battle In North Bay Academic Decathlon

1/31/20 1:59PM
DIXON, CA — Super Bowl LIV isn't the only huge competition happening this weekend. Students from Dixon High School are among 300 students from 15 high schools across six Northern California counties preparing to battle it out Saturday in the North Bay Region's Academic Decathlon at Solano Community College in Fairfield. Full article..

San Bernardino schools prepare for academic decathlon

1/31/20 8:45AM
The Los Osos High School in the Chaffey Joint Union High School District will be the site for the 37th annual San Bernardino County Academic Decathlon competition that will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Feb. 1.

Over 400 high school students have signed up to compete in this year’s event
Full article..

INDIANOLA PLACES SIXTH AT ACADEMIC DECATHLON

1/31/20 8:26AM
The Indianola High School Academic Decathlon team earned a sixth place finish in the Des Moines Regional Competition Tuesday, Full article..

AHS Academic Decathlon wins another meet (Check Out the Unique Winner's Trophy)

1/21/20 8:37AM
The Alice High School team outpointed some of the best Academic Decathlon teams in the state to win its second meet of the season Saturday. Alice won the Academic Decathlon Invitational at Corpus Christi Carroll High School Saturday. Full article..

COOSA HIGH SCHOOL WINS FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS ACADEMIC DECATHLON

1/21/20 8:25AM
The Coosa High Academic Decathlon team was crowned champions in the Floyd County Schools Academic Decathlon competition held at the Floyd County Board of Education central office on Friday, January 10, 2020. Zayden Sullins of Coosa High was the highest-scoring individual participant this year with 2,788 total points. The theme for questions in this year’s competition was “In Sickness and in Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness”. Full article..

Friendwood AD places 3rd at Pearland

1/13/20 8:47AM
Friendswood High School Academic Decathlon team placed third at the Pearland Invitational Meet behind Dulles HS and Pearland HS. Full article..

Dulles High School is the 2020 Fort Bend IDS District Acadmic Decathlon Champs!

1/13/20 8:46AM
Next stop: Regionals next month in Katy! Full article..

Wilmot UHS captures 2020 Academic Decathlon regional title

1/13/20 8:41AM
The Wilmot Union High School 2020 Academic Decathlon team are regional champions. Full article..

South LA Student Participates in LAUSD Academic Decathlon Workshop

1/7/20 8:46AM
Student Angelize Simmons, West Vernon High School, participates in a practice interview session at the LADWP downtown headquarters during a workshop session Full article..

Chardon High School Academic Decathlon Team ready for challenge

1/7/20 8:11AM
Chardon High School’s 2019-20 Academic Decathlon Team has been busy studying this year’s curricular theme “In Sickness and In Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness.”

“Students are currently working hard with an eye toward regional competition in January,” said CHS Academic Decathlon Coach Allen Herner.
Full article..

AHS Academic Decathlon team wins meet

1/3/20 9:20AM
The Alice High School Academic Decathlon team was first out of 25 teams from around the state in the Bandera Decathlon Full article..

Wellesley High School Academic Decathlon team strives to repeat trip to Nationals

12/19/19 8:58AM
After qualifying last year to attend the Academic Decathlon Nationals in Minnesota for the first time in school history, this year’s Wellesley High School Academic Decathlon (Acadec) team is again aiming high. The team is currently led by senior captains and Acadec veterans Shayla King and Derek Mui, and junior captain Ben Workman. Ben is the reigning Massachusetts Acadec State Champion and Division IV National Champion. Full article..

Seneca Valley Academic Decathletes Roll To Another Victory

12/17/19 8:58AM
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP PA - For the second time this year, the Seneca Valley Academic Decathlon Team finished first in a regional academic decathlon competition.

At Collegiate Academy recently, the Seneca Valley medalists included seniors Nishant Jayachandran won overall gold and medaled in the category of science. Gabriel Sutherland won an overall silver and won in the events of economics and interview; Julia Allman medaled in speech, Megan Neely, William Firman and Logan Glatz all medaled in interview, Megan Spark won in science and Steven Yang in the category of math.
Full article..

Cibola wins Academic Decathlon City Scrimmage

12/17/19 8:51AM
YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KSWT, KECY) - Cibola High School finished first in this year's Yuma Academic Decathlon City scrimmage.

Held on the Cibola campus, the event included about 90 participants from the Yuma Union High School District (YUHSD).
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Bryan Adams’ academic decathlon team three-peats at district competition

11/18/19 9:48AM
The Bryan Adams academic decathlon team won the district competition for the third consecutive year.
The team, under the leadership of AP world history teacher Diane Birdwell, won 7 of 15 gold medals.
Junior Jacob Mendoza also had the top divisional and overall score.
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Do you know how Academic Decathlon got its start?

11/11/19 4:56PM
Dr. Robert Peterson first dreamed of creating a program like this one as a prisoner-of-war in Nazi Germany. In his journal, pondering the future of education in the country he was serving, the downed B-17 pilot wrote that students “ought to have… a decathlon of studies.” Full article..

Big Shift in Global Leaders

11/6/19 9:48AM
After 3 months and 6 days of Training Center scrimmages and Head-to-Head Challenges, Ethan Kastenschmidt (WI) retains 1st. Out of nowhere Aaron Ehrlich (CO) and Radek Zelenka (CO) joined the Top 10 taking 2nd and 3rd. Also moving up into the Top 10 since Oct. 22 are: Sophie Adams (TX) and Johnathon Gebhardt (CO). The global ranking is subject to change at any moment. Check out the current Top 10! Full article..

Global Leaders - Wisconsin in the Lead

10/22/19 4:05PM
After 2 months and 3 weeks of Head-to-Head Challenges and scrimmages, Ethan Kastenschmidt is the current Global Leader followed by Jonah Waughtal in 2nd. Both students are from Wisconsin. Andrew Moeller (CA) is close behind in 3rd. Since the last posting on Sept. 23, Megan Deissler (PA) and Labiba Uddin (TX) have joined the Top 10. Congratulations! Check out entire "Top 10" list. Full article..

10/8 Mathematics Scrimmage Correction

10/9/19 3:37PM
Question number 1, Solve the system of inequalities 6x - 14 > 4 and (x + 1) < 16, had two duplicate answers. One was counted as correct and the other was not. The results have been updated so both answers are now counted as correct for participating students' results.

We corrected the duplicate answer option to avoid further issues.
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Chris Sturgeon named ‘2019 Academic Coach of the Year’ finalist

9/26/19 9:11AM
Morgan County, IN — The MSD of Martinsville is pleased to announce Chris Sturgeon has been named a ‘2019 Academic Coach of the Year’ Finalist by the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP). Since becoming coach five years ago, Mr. Sturgeon has led the Martinsville High School Academic Decathlon team to three state championships and 3rd place at the national competition last year in Minnesota. Full article..

News Academic Decathlon

9/26/19 9:01AM
Throughout the years, the establishment of Tracy High School used to maintain a wonderful winning streak in the Academic Decathlon (AcaDec) Last year, due to difficulties and changes in the leadership, team struggled. Having said that, this year the students have high hopes of getting it back on track and reaching their primary goal to be on the road to the beginning of an extraordinary winning streak, leaving behind the past of Tracy High School’s difficult times Full article..

Take the Fast Friday Blitz

9/26/19 8:55AM
Each Friday, participate in the Fast Friday Blitz! You will have 15 minutes to answer the questions. The number of questions may vary depending on the subject. Check the Training Center Calendar for the topic. Friday's (9/27) topics are Fundamental Economic Concepts and Microeconomics.

No account, no problem. If you are training with a team, check with your coach if you have a subscription. If you need a subscription, click Read more... to purchase an individual membership through the Online Training Center.
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WI is in the Lead

9/23/19 1:33PM
Wisconsin students are the top 2 Global Leaders. Ethan Kastenschmidt is 1st followed by Jonah Waughtal in 2nd. Close behind is Lucas Bautista (CA) taking 3rd. In 4th, is Andrew Moeller (CA). Check out the entire top 10 list! (Ranking is based on the online scrimmage and head-to-head challenge scores. Placement can change at any moment.) Full article..

Bill Patton – Decathlon Man

9/18/19 8:39AM
...the photo Patton, now 83, takes the most pride in is one commemorating his help in founding the U.S. Academic Decathlon, an academic competition for high school students around the world. Full article..

Mystery Scrimmage

9/17/19 1:40PM
Take the Mystery Scrimmage on Wednesday, Sept. 18. You will have 30 minutes to complete 50 questions. See how well you can do. The topicc will be revealed when the results are posted.

To participate, copy the test key under Next Online Scrimmage, click on Online Scrimmage, enter the test key and Start.
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The Overall September Splash Results are In!

9/17/19 12:28PM
Congratulations to the top 10!

1st: Sickness, Team (CA)
2nd: Frankenstein, Jacob (CA)
3rd: Frankenstein, Emily (CA)
4th: Uddin, Labiba (TX)
5th: Frankenstein, Ayleen (CA) and Frankenstein, Katie (CA)
6th: Frankenstein, Anika (CA)
7th: Kastenschmidt, Ethan (WI)
8th: Frankenstein, Shy (CA)
9th: Johnson, Sarah (LA)
10th: Frankenstein, Jimel (CA)

Some of these participants made the top 10 Global Leader list. Check it out!
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September Scrimmage Splash Update

9/12/19 11:55AM
Here are the top students, ranking from 1st-10th after 5 scrimmages:

Sickness, Team (CA)
Frankenstein, Jacob (CA)
Frankenstein, Emily (CA)
Uddin, Labiba (TX)
Tie: Frankenstein, Katie (CA), Frankenstein, Ayleen (CA)
Frankenstein, Anika (CA)
Frankenstein, Shy (CA)
Frankenstein, Jimel (CA)
Frankenstein, William (CA)
Alfaro, Kevin (CA)

Featured topics: Healthcare in the Ancient World, Cells and the Development of Cancer, Basic Elements of Music Theory, Algebra, and Critical Reading.

Be sure to take the final September Splash Scrimmage Thursday, Sept. 12.
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Academic Decathlon Team Makes A Reappearance At Mar Vista High School

9/10/19 12:42PM
The last time Mar Vista High School had an academic decathlon team was over five years ago; this school year it has made a very welcomed return. Science teacher John Ashley has taken the reigns to become the new coach.

Academic Decathlon is a challenging test of critical thinking and intellectuality.
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Join us this week for the September Scrimmage Splash!

8/28/19 2:48PM
Take up to 8 scrimmages, 1 each weekday from 9/3 - 9/12 anytime from 12:00 am - 11:59 pm CDT. Each scrimmage is 15 questions, covering Section I from a certain subject. Questions from all subjects will be included on the last day. Open to registered students.

Winners are posted each day. Top three placement is posted on Facebook. Overall winners will be posted after all the scrimmages are done. Scores are included in the global ranking.

Not registered, no problem. If you are training with a team, check with your coach if you have a subscription. If you need a subscription, click Read more... to purchase an individual membership through the Online Training Center.
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The Race is On

8/28/19 1:59PM
New Global Leader! Since Monday, the 26th, Jonah Waughtal (WI) has taken the lead. Ethan Kastenschmidt (WI) is in 2nd. Out of nowhere Jacob Yeaman (ID) joined the top 10, moving into 3rd. Check out the current entire "Top 10"! They can change at any moment. Full article..

USAD® Online Training is Underway

8/26/19 12:25PM
It's the start of a new season of Academic Decathlon. After 25 days of online training, congratulations to the USAD® Training Center "Top 10"!

1. Ethan Kastenschmidt (WI)
2. Jonah Waughtal (WI)
3. Ayleen Frankenstein (CA)
4. Edward Elric (TX)
5. Lucas Bautista (CA)
6. Emily Frankenstein (CA)
7. Team Sickness (CA)
8. Tori Morales Pinales (TX)
9. (tie) Luc-Tanton Tran (CA)
9. (tie) Andrew Moeller (CA)
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Online Testing and Training Center is Open

7/25/19 6:33AM
Join us! The website is open for the new season, 2019-2020 In Sickness and in Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness. Purchase a team subscription through the USAD® online store or brochure. Individual students can purchase a membership through the website by clicking Full article..

FRANKENSTEIN To Premiere In California At A Noise Within

7/25/19 6:32AM
...This electrifying tale of a creature cast away by his creator into a hostile world-only to wind his way back in a dangerous game of destruction-has captivated audiences for over 200 years. The gothic story comes to life with Nick Dear's adaptation of the chilling fable by Mary Shelley, animating the themes of social rejection, intellectual hubris, and the nascency of good and evil. Full article..

Granada Hills Academic Decathlon Team Honored by Gov. Newsom

7/23/19 8:23AM
Granada Hills Charter High School Academic Decathlon team not only won the state and national competition this year, but also a trip to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office. Full article..

Online Testing and Training Center is Closed for Maintenance

6/12/19 8:42AM
From June 16 through July 31, the Online Testing and Training Center study resource section is closed while the website is updated for the new season.

If you have an electronic order for the 2019-2020 season, you can still download your order. You do not need to log in.

Join us August 1 when the website opens for the new season, 2019-2020 In Sickness and in Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness. Purchase a team subscription through the USAD® online store or brochure. Individual students can purchase a membership through the website beginning August 1.
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LMCHS Class of 2019 graduates

5/31/19 8:24AM
LEMOORE — What does it mean to be distinguished?

Is it back-to-back national academic decathlon championships, earning college credits or a degree, fundraising or completing projects?
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Preble has strong showing at national decathlon

5/20/19 8:21AM
Preble High School made its mark at the United States Academic Decathlon April 25-27 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Preble competed in Division IV and three students took home individual honors. Full article..

Two for two: Lemoore Middle College High School wins again at Nationals

5/13/19 8:40AM
It may be a bit early to call it a legacy, but in its second trip representing California at the national Academic Decathlon competition, Lemoore Middle College High School did it again: No. 1 against the nation’s best.

Competing against 17 schools up to six times its size in the small and medium school division (Division IV) at Saturday’s Bloomington, Minnesota award ceremony, the 230-student school bested competitors with as many as 1,400 students.
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