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Wilmot High School academic decathletes win sixth consecutive state championship

3/18/19 5:30PM
...The nine-member AcaDec team brought their A-game to the the state event Friday held in Wisconsin Dells, wrapping up months of competition, which included local and regional contest. The 1960s serves as this year's curricular theme for the competition.
< br /> Wilmot bested 19 other teams earning top scores on all seven written tests — art, economics, literature, mathematics, music, science and social science.
Full article..

West team places third at Academic Decathlon

3/18/19 5:26PM
Cranston High School West’s Academic Decathlon took third-place overall honors during the statewide competition held Sunday at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick.

“I’m really proud of them,” said Christine Luther-Morris, who has coached the school’s Academic Decathlon team for more than a decade. “They’re such a close unit, and so very supportive of each other, that there’s a great cohesiveness with the group. They genuinely care about each other, they look out for one another.”
Full article..

Madison’s Academic Decathlon team wins state for 16th year in a row, heads to nationals

3/18/19 5:24PM
...The seven-year Academic Decathlon coach Paula Hatcher-Maxon said the 16-year streak is wonderful and “a great feeling.” “But, more importantly, it’s not always about seeing them win it,” she said. “It’s seeing them mature and figure out how to study and the joy of seeing them learn all of this and do it on their own.” Full article..

Yosemite High places third in 2019 Madera County Academic Decathlon

3/11/19 9:09AM
Yosemite High School placed third in the 37th annual Madera County Academic Decathlon, just missing a repeat of last year’s first-place finish.

Chowchilla Union High School took home first place with a score of 39,520.4 and will move on to compete in the state competition. Madera South High School finished second.
Full article..

Despite setbacks from Woolsey Fire, Calabasas High three-peats academic decathlon

3/11/19 8:51AM
Neither school closures nor evacuations nor fire and chaos could keep the Calabasas High School Coyotes from taking the top prize at the Ventura County Academic Decathlon for the third year in a row.

The team — all brand-new faces — was waylaid when the Woolsey Fire tore through their neighborhoods in November and wreaked havoc on the practice schedules of the students and their coach. Coach Tyler Lee said that at one point, nearly all his academic decathlon kids had been evacuated.
Full article..

PHS Academic Decathlon team competes at State

3/8/19 2:27PM
The Perry High School Academic Decathlon team competed in the State competition last week at ADM High School in Adel, with the “1960s: A Transformational Decade” lending thematic unity to the contests. Each participant wrote an essay, delivered a speech, held an interview and was tested on his or her knowledge in the areas of art, music, social studies, science, economics, mathematics and literature. Full article..

2019 Academic Decathlon Results - Minnesota

3/7/19 9:37AM
Minnesota high school teams competed in the Minnesota Academic Decathlon® State Competition at Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center in Chaska Feb. 24–25. State championship honors went to Avalon School in St. Paul with a score of 36,517.5 They will represent Minnesota at the United States Academic Decathlon Nationals in Bloomington, Minnesota, April 25–27. This is the first time their team has won state championship honors. Full article..

Willits High, Upper Lake High to compete in California Academic Decathlon

3/7/19 9:25AM
UPPER LAKE, Calif. – Lake County’s Academic Decathlon on Saturday once again challenged some of the brightest young minds in the county, with Willits High and Upper Lake High advancing to the state competition in March. The public portion of the event, including the Super Quiz and awards ceremony, took place in the cafeteria at Upper Lake High School. For several years, Willits High has traveled to Lake County to participate in the competition, as no other high schools from Mendocino County have Academic Decathlon teams. This year, Willits’ team put on a winning performing, Full article..

Edison, El Diamante win top honors at Academic Decathlon events

3/7/19 9:19AM
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) — Students from across the Central Valley put their knowledge to the test for Academic Decathlon competitions in Fresno and Tulare Counties. This year's theme: the sixties. Students learned about pop culture, and those who advocated for peace and justice. This was the 37th year of the competition in Fresno County. The final phase was hosted at Central High East Campus Edison High School won first place overall. Full article..

KHS brings back Academic Decathlon

3/5/19 5:09PM
KINGSBURG – When Daniel Albers started teaching English at Kingsburg High, little did he know he’d be reinvigorating a tradition of academic vigor and winning awards along the way. Despite having a young team compromised of mostly freshmen and the school not even having an Academic Decathlon group in more than three decades, Albers jumpstarted such a team this year. Full article..

BHS wins regional Academic Decathlon

3/5/19 5:04PM
Last year, the Bandera High School Academic Decathlon team became known as “the beast” because it outscored all the other schools at the regional decathlon whether they were from larger schools than Bandera or not, school officials said. Well, “the beast” apparently reappeared at the state’s Regional Academic Decathlon again earlier this month, as the Bandera High team outperformed the field again, Full article..

Rancho Cucamonga wins first-ever County Academic Decathlon title

3/4/19 2:10PM
After finishing second for the past two years, Rancho Cucamonga High School (Purple) vaulted to its first-ever title in the 36th annual San Bernardino County Academic Decathlon in record-scoring fashion. With 53,538.5 points, Rancho Cucamonga broke the record that rival Chaffey set a year ago in winning its seventh-consecutive Academic Decathlon championship. Full article..

Westover Academic Decathlon team places third in state championship

3/4/19 2:07PM
ATLANTA — After a year of hard work, with many hours of studying, the academic decathlon team at Westover Comprehensive High School put that work to good use with a third-place finish at recent state competition in Atlanta. “I want all my students to realize that when we compete with North Georgia students who have more resources than we have, and our students were still able to compete and bring home a trophy, medals — gold, silver and bronze medals — we have so much to be proud about,” Pamela Heard, a Westover teacher and coach of the decathlon team, said. Full article..

Mel-Min academic decathletes head to state

3/4/19 2:05PM
The Melrose-Mindoro Academic Decathlon team will compete March 6 in the state Academic Decathlon competition in Wisconsin Dells. The Mustangs finished second in the state’s regional competition in Division IV behind Marathon to earn a spot at state. Melrose-Mindoro had the 14th highest score in the state among all divisions in the regionals. Full article..

Palos Verdes Peninsula High’s academic decathlon team on its way to state championship

3/1/19 10:45AM
It’s been an uphill battle, but the Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Academic Decathlon team hopes this is their year. The team, which came in eighth place out of 50 schools in this month’s Los Angeles County decathlon, has earned a wild card berth for the state championship in late March in Sacramento — marking a milestone in the squad’s renaissance. Full article..

Ketchikan and Craig teams compete in state AcDc tournament

3/1/19 10:37AM
The state academic decathlon tournament was February 20-23rd in Anchorage. Teams from Ketchikan and Craig participated. According to Ketchikan High School coach Peter Stanton, after winning state and national championships last year, Kayhi placed 4th overall this year, and 2nd in the team SuperQuiz. Kayhi decathletes also won ten individual medals. Full article..

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School academic decathlon team wins state championship

3/1/19 10:36AM
akeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School’s academic decathlon has been crowned the 2019 PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon (GAD) State Champions. The team, coached by Lisa Beck, Jessica Chandler and Ian Beck, scored the highest points overall in Division I and II and was presented the Howard Stroud Championship Trophy during the two-day academic competition was Feb. 22 and 23 at Parkview High School in Gwinnett County. Full article..

Congratulations to the McDowell Academic Decathlon Team!

2/28/19 2:37PM
The team won an amazing 23 medals and finished 3rd at this weekend’s regional competition at Edinboro University. Kohl Kellogg and Jennifer Wang took home prestigious overall medals, Full article..

RA AcaDec Breaks Team Medal Record

2/28/19 2:32PM
The RA Academic Decathlon team competed in the Eastern Pennsylvania Regional competition on Saturday, February 9th at North Penn High School, Lansdale, PA. The team finished 4th in the region and is awaiting the results of the two other regions to see if we will clinch a wildcard birth for the State competition. Full article..

Seneca Valley Steamrolls To Win In Latest Academic Decathlon

2/28/19 2:26PM
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA - The Seneca Valley Academic Decathlon Team placed first out of 14 other schools in the recent PA Western Regional Academic Decathlon Competition at Edinboro University. Full article..

USAD is Posting Clues for Next Season's Theme

2/28/19 9:12AM
Can you figure out the theme? Full article..

Lourdes AcaDeca takes state title

2/25/19 12:44PM
The Lourdes Central Catholic School Academic Decathlon team competed in the State Competition on Feb. 15 and 16 at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and is the 2018-2019 State Champions in the Very Small Schools Division and the State Runner-up in the Small Schools Division. Full article..

Rockwall, Rockwall-Heath Academic Decathlon Teams Soar at Regional Meet

2/22/19 10:18AM
The Rockwall High School and Rockwall-Heath High School Academic Decathlon teams recently competed Regional Academic Decathlon Meet...
The Rockwall HS AcDec team became the Region X Large School Champions and finished with the second overall score in the region by only 200 points out of 48,000...
Full article..

Rancho Cucamonga High wins San Bernardino County Academic Decathlon for the first time

2/22/19 10:16AM
Rancho Cucamonga High School has done something it’s never managed before: On Feb. 2, it won the San Bernardino County Academic Decathlon. Not only that, the school scored a record 53,538.5 points, beating the record set last year Full article..

Sierra High takes 2nd in club division at academic decathlon

2/19/19 2:45PM
Earlier in the school year, Jared Rio took on the task of putting together an Academic Decathlon team for Sierra High. Putting together an academic competition squad had been the long-time hope of Principal Steve Clark, Full article..

West High goes to the top of the class in academic decathlon

2/19/19 2:42PM
After her team won Los Angeles County’s academic decathlon, Annie Dai suddenly did not feel among the best and brightest. She was so excited that, for a moment, she could not remember her name or her age. Her friend Kendall Kirio explained: “It’s not in the guide. Not relevant." Fortunately, when it came to the 700-page study guide, Annie, a 17-year-old senior, was entirely in the groove, along with seven teammates from West High in Torrance. Full article..

PERFECT DECATHLON SPEECH

2/18/19 5:42PM
It was a memorable day for Manteca High.
At the 38th annual Academic Decathlon held Saturday at Lathrop High, Solman Aniss delivered a rare perfect 1,000 score in the gold-medal speech competition.
Full article..

Beverly Hills High Acadeca Ties For 1st Place In County Academic Decathlon Super Quiz

2/18/19 11:25AM
The Beverly Hills High School Academic Decathlon tied for first place in the LA County Academic Decathlon Super Quiz at a ceremony yesterday afternoon at the Quiet Cannon Country Club Montebello. West High School in Torrance also shared the first place spot with BHHS.

The nine-member team will now compete at the state competition in March.
Full article..

Upper Lake High and Willits High School advance to state Academic Decathlon

2/18/19 11:08AM
UPPER LAKE— Student teams from Clear Lake, Upper Lake and Willits High School competed in an academic decathlon Saturday. The Super Quiz is the culminating event which took place in the Upper Lake High School cafeteria. The topic of the super quiz was the 1960s. The winner of each county moves forward to the state level competition in March. Willits took first place in the Super Quiz with Upper Lake taking second and Clear Lake coming in third. Full article..

Academic Decathlon tests students' knowledge on the groovy '60s

2/15/19 10:31AM
After studying World War II and Africa the past two years for the Kern County Academic Decathlon, high-school students had a more groovy topic to learn about this year — the 1960s. Since the start of the new school year, teams of students from schools across the county have been learning about the 1960s as it relates to science, music, literature and other subjects. Full article..

Alice High School academic decathlon team headed to state

2/15/19 10:30AM
It’s official. The Alice High School academic decathlon team is once again headed to state. It was announced Sunday morning at the Region III competition that Alice was one of the region’s schools headed to the 2019 Texas Academic Decathlon State Finals in March. Full article..

Benjamin Franklin High School wins Los Angeles Unified School District's 2018-19 Academic Decathlon

2/14/19 10:16AM
Benjamin Franklin High School has won the 2018-19 Academic Decathlon for the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials announced Saturday. “Today you shined the brightest with your skill, hard work and determination,” the district tweeted in its announcement. Full article..

Rancho Cucamonga wins first-ever County Academic Decathlon title

2/14/19 10:09AM
After finishing second for the past two years, Rancho Cucamonga High School (Purple) vaulted to its first-ever title in the 36th annual San Bernardino County Academic Decathlon in record-scoring fashion. With 53,538.5 points, Rancho Cucamonga broke the record that rival Chaffey set a year ago Full article..

Edison, El Diamante win top honors at Academic Decathlon events

2/14/19 9:48AM
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) — Students from across the Central Valley put their knowledge to the test for Academic Decathlon competitions in Fresno and Tulare Counties. This year's theme: the sixties. Full article..

Checkout the Current Global Leaders!

2/13/19 3:57PM
After 6 months of Head-to-Head Challenges and scrimmages, Sophie Cope (TX) is the current USAD Online Training Center Global Leader. Lucas Bautista (CA) follows in 2nd place with Daniele Dizon (NJ) in 3rd. To see the entire "Top 10", click Full article..

Eskimo Ninja Nick Hanson talks to Fairbanks students about triumphing over setbacks

2/11/19 12:35PM
“Know who you are.” That was the message Eskimo Ninja Nick Hanson shared with students at local Fairbanks schools this week. Hanson is a world-class athlete, best known for his four seasons competing on the NBC television show “American Ninja Warrior.” A lifelong resident of Unalakleet, Hanson has become a mentor for teen athletes and a role model for Alaska’s youth. Full article..

Academic Decathlon team finds success at competition

2/11/19 12:28PM
YORK – The York High Academic Decathlon team competed at a regional event on Jan. 19. The team ended its season by placing third of six teams. Full article..

NRHS Academic Decathlon team defends regional title

2/5/19 9:09AM
The New Richmond High School Academic Decathlon team defended its regional title for the seventh year in a row on Friday, Jan. 11 at the UW-Eau Claire/Barron County campus. Full article..

Elsinore High School clinches title at Riverside County Academic Decathlon

2/5/19 9:05AM
MORENO VALLEY – Elsinore High School defeated 18 high school teams to claim the championship at the 36th Riverside County Academic Decathlon sponsored by the Riverside County Office of Education on Saturday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Feb. 2, at Vista del Lago High School in Moreno Valley. Full article..

Academic Decathlon teams hold virtual meet

1/29/19 9:32AM
This past weekend, Ketchikan, Craig and Juneau-Douglas high school Academic Decathlon teams met in their second annual virtual tournament, with 48 decathletes competing from the region. Teams stayed at home for competition and shared scores online before ending the tournament with a SuperQuiz held via web conference. According to Ketchikan High School coach Peter Stanton, there were five different teams in the Super Quiz event, with Kayhi Team 1 tying for second place with Craig High School, and Kayhi Team 2 taking third. Full article..

Wilmot decathlon team takes second at regionals

1/29/19 9:22AM
The Wilmot Academic Decathlon team continued its legacy of success last weekend with a second-place finish at the regional competition held at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The team advances to the state competition for the 15th consecutive year, Full article..

Seneca Valley Wins Third Straight Academic Decathlon

1/25/19 9:09AM
The Seneca Valley Academic Decathlon Team is on a roll. For the third time in a row, it finished first in a regional Academic Decathlon Competition...Seneca Valley competed against 14 other schools in seven events: art, music, literature, social science, economics, math and science. Full article..

LAUSD’s student decathletes wait ... while teachers’ strike chips away at their chance to compete

1/21/19 11:40AM
...The Academic Decathlon, among the most anticipated annual events for student scholars, is just around the corner for Los Angeles Unified School District students as well as competitors around the state. Ideally, the strike will end by early next week so they’ll be able to compete. Full article..

Armuchee High School Wins Floyd County Schools Academic Decathlon

1/17/19 4:26PM
The Armuchee 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 11, 2019. Alexander Hammond of Model High was the highest scoring individual participant this year Full article..

Wilmot UHS Academic Decathlon team places second at the 2019 UW-Whitewater Regional

1/17/19 4:25PM
The Wilmot Union High School Academic Decathlon team placed second Friday at the UW-Whitewater Regional to advance to the state finals for the 15th consecutive year. The Panthers squared off against nine other opponents and were edged by the team from Watertown by fewer than 80 points (a .2% margin). Full article..

Local high school students compete in academic decathlon

1/15/19 2:27PM
Albany High School hosted a decathlon on Thursday to test students on their general knowledge. Monroe, Westover and Dougherty Comprehensive schools all competed for a chance to advance to the regional decathlon and possibly earn a scholarship. Full article..

Westover Comprehensive High School wins academic decathlon, advancing to state level

1/11/19 11:21AM
The team representing Westover Comprehensive High School won the Dougherty County School System’s annual District Academic Decathlon on Thursday, a competition of general knowledge and trivia for Dougherty County high school students. Full article..

#1StudentNWI: Holidays and Academics at La Lumiere

12/31/18 11:09AM
On Saturday December 1, La Lumiere’s Academic Decathlon team traveled to Kankakee Valley High School in Wheatfield, Indiana for their first competition of the year. Six La Lu students attended the invitational and competed in ten events. The topic which these students have been diligently studying is the 1960s in the USA. Full article..

Academic Decathlon teams meet in Craig

12/31/18 10:58AM
Ketchikan, Craig and Juneau-Douglas high school Academic Decathlon teams gathered in Craig for their first tournament of the school year. According to Ketchikan High School coach Peter Stanton, the Kayhi team split into two groups for the Super Quiz event, and took second and third place. Craig High School coach Jessica Hughes says the home teams took fifth and sixth in Super Quiz. Full article..

Check out the Global Leaders

12/11/18 8:39AM
After 4 months Daniel Dizon (NJ) is in the lead followed by Lucas Bautista (CA) in 2nd and Sophie Cope (TX) in 3rd. Ranking is based on Online Training Center Head-to_head Challenges and online scrimmage scores. Click Read more to see who made the top 10. Full article..

The BHHS Academic Decathlon Team picked up 20 awards

12/11/18 8:32AM
The BHHS Academic Decathlon Team picked up 20 awards at the Los Angeles County Scrimmage at West High School. Over 180 students from 10 high schools competed Full article..

Detroit's gift to TV crime dramas? The actress who plays Kasie on 'NCIS'

12/5/18 8:28AM
...Reasonover also credits Renaissance High, where her academic decathlon team made it to the nationals, with expanding her worldview,... Full article..

Seneca Valley Wins Academic Decathlon

11/7/18 9:22AM
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA - Seneca Valley High School's academic decathlon team placed first among eighteen schools, and brought home a total of 25 medals recently in the Academic Decathlon Competition at Clarion-Limestone High School. Full article..

Westchester High Students Practice for Academic Decathlon Competition at LADWP

10/31/18 5:23PM
Westchester High students... go over questions during SuperQuiz practice... Full article..

Acadec makes learning fun

10/19/18 8:17AM
The Southwest Academic Decathlon team of 2018-2019 are at it again with new topics, new subjects, and new members who gave some background on why they joined, so they can inspire people to join. Full article..

Valley schools push each other to new heights

10/19/18 8:07AM
Riverside County Academic Decathlon puts students to the test Full article..

Mixed Bag Scrimmage

9/18/18 10:58AM
Take the Mixed Bag Scrimmage today, Sept. 18. Fifty questions from any subject, any section. Log in, copy the test key and click Read more...

Not registered? Check with your coach. If your school does not have a team subscription, click the van to purchase an individual membership.
Full article..

Check Out These Overall Results from the September Splash!

9/17/18 9:31AM
The September Splash included 7 scrimmages, each one covering questions from section I of a particular subject. On Friday, September 14, the final scrimmage included questions from section I of all sections. Here are the top 10 cumulative results:
1st: Space Daddy (CA)
2nd: Michael Hernandez (CA)
3rd: Hannah Lee (TX)
4th: Isaac Coleman (CA)
5th: Kyle Chen (CA)
6th: Hannah Hui (CA)
7th: Ethan Morgan (TX)
8th: Jackie Ayala (CA)
9th: Ian Youth (ME)
10th: Zesheng Xu (TX)
Congratulations!
Full article..

Academic Decathlon

9/14/18 8:36AM
The school year is just beginning, so one club worth noting is the Academic Decathlon. “Aca-Deca” takes part in competitions with other schools to test their knowledge of a certain topic, differing from the year before. This year, the topic is the decade of the 1960s... Full article..

September Scrimmage Splash Update

9/12/18 9:57AM
Here are the top students, ranking from 1st-10th after 5 scrimmages:
Daddy, Space (CA)
Hernandez, Michael (CA)
Lee, Hannah (TX)
Coleman, Isaac (CA)
Chen, Kyle (CA)
Hui, Hannah (CA)
Morgan, Ethan (TX)
Youth, Ian (ME)
Ayala, Jackie (CA)
Xu, Zesheng (TX)

Featured topics: The Days of Camelot, Light, Basic Elements of Music Theory, Overview of Permutations and Combinations, and Critical Reading.

There are still 3 scrimmages left. The final top 10 will be posted next week.
Full article..

September Scrimmage Splash Update

9/10/18 10:56AM
It's close! After the first 3 September Splash Scrimmages, Space Daddy (CA) is in the lead followed by Michael Hernandez (CA) and Hannah Lee (TX) right behind in 2nd. Kyle Chen (CA) is in 3rd. A number of students are close behind. Who will be on the top after Friday? Will it be you? Take the scrimmages and find out. Final results will be posted next week. Full article..

It's time for the September Scrimmage Splash!

9/4/18 12:22PM
Take up to 8 scrimmages, 1 each day from 9/5 - 9/14. 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 users.

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.
Full article..

Training is Underway. Are You Ready?

8/27/18 10:33AM
Take the 1st full length scrimmage test August 28. You have 30 minutes to answer 50 questions about Art Fundamentals (Art, Section I). Then on Friday, August 31, take the Fast Friday Blitz. Answer 50 questions about Applications of Lasers (Science, Section IV) in 15 minutes. Log in, click Online Scrimmage and enter the Test Key. Top 3 will be posted on social media. Full article..

Coaches, Have Your Team Train for USAD® Competitions Online

8/22/18 12:05PM
The Online Testing and Training Center is a powerful Academic Decathlon® study resource. Students can train independently using flash cards, predefined tests, head-to-head challenges and more. You can create tests and quizzes for your students, then pull reports once completed. To purchase a team subscription, visit the online store or fill out the brochure form on page 9. Full article..

Online Training Center Global Leader Update

8/22/18 10:46AM
After 3 weeks of training, Matthew Ho (CA) has joined the top 10, moving into 2nd place. Since the last posting, Kyle Chen (CA) remains in 1st and Ian Youth (ME) is in 3rd. Other students who have joined the top 10 in the last 2 weeks: Vinay Gautam (TX), Zesheng Xu (TX), Arushi Dheer (TX), and Evan Berth (WI). Congratulations! To see the entire list, Full article..

USAD® Online Training has Started

8/8/18 2:40PM
It's the start of a new season of Academic Decathlon. After one week of online training, congratulations to the USAD® Training Center "Top 10"!
  1. Kyle Chen (CA)
  2. Ian Youth (ME)
  3. Yasein Shams-Ul-Hooda (TX)
  4. Ayan Sarkar (TX)
  5. Jake Nance (AZ)
  6. Tony Dudley (TX)
  7. Carter Dickman (CA)
  8. Marcos Arenas (CA), Brian Garcia (CA)
  9. Sam Curtis (ME)
Full article..

The Online Testing and Training Center is Open!

8/2/18 11:46AM
Join the excitement for another season of United States Academic Decathlon®! Students, if you are not registered with your team for an OTTC account, sign-up now to train online using a unique combination of online study resources. Full article..

Teacher creates culture of high expectations

7/23/18 9:25AM
Allen Tong teaches math at the Lemoore Middle College High School in Lemoore, California. Allen could have retired, but hangs in there, because he loves what he does. Allen also teaches the principles of the Academic Decathlon – with great success. Full article..

What are the benefits of Academic Decathlon?

6/12/18 8:49AM
There are just too many to list, so here are some key reasons: Full article..

Top Global Leaders at the of the 2017-2018 Season

6/6/18 2:26PM
As the 2017-2018 comes to an end, there are 5 states represented in the Global Leaders Top 10. Ian Youth (ME) is the leader. Ethan Kastenschmidt (WI) is in 2nd followed by David Guzman (TX) in 3rd. To see the other states represented and the entire Top 10 list, click Full article..

El Camino Real Charter High wins U.S. Academic…

4/23/18 9:16AM
WOODLAND HILLS — El Camino Real Charter High School bested competition from across the country and around the world to win the 2018 U.S. Academic Decathlon in Frisco, Texas, school district officials announced today (April 21). Full article..

LHS DECATHLON TEAM HEADING TO NATIONALS

4/16/18 9:44AM
After an impressive performance at the State Tournament last month, Laramie High School's Academic Decathlon team will be heading to the national competition next week in Frisco, Texas. This is the first year of the Academic Decathlon team at LHS, Full article..

SHS Acadeca Team Wins State

4/12/18 4:32PM
Fourteen teams and 140 students competed in the 2018 Idaho Academic Decathlon State Meet at Idaho State University on March 16 and 17. Sandpoint High School won first place in the large school category and will represent Idaho in the United States Academic Decathlon National Final in Frisco, Texas, on April 19-20, along with Sugar-Salem High School, the first place team in the medium school category. Full article..

Bret Harte junior takes silver at state ACADEC

4/12/18 10:07AM
Bret Harte High School junior Gurlovellen Kaur earned a silver medal in the Speech Honors competition at the California Academic Decathlon state championship held in March. Full article..

Souderton Academic Decathlon team wins state championship

4/9/18 9:44AM
Teamwork doesn’t just apply to athletics. The Souderton Area High School Academic Decathlon team powerfully demonstrated that recently by winning the school’s first state championship, topping 13 other teams in the Pennsylvania competition held at Clarion University. The team now will head to the national finals April 18-22 in Frisco, Texas. Full article..

On to national competition for Wellesley’s Academic Decathlon Team

4/5/18 2:48PM
The Wellesley High School Academic Decathlon Team has been named the 2018 Massachusetts Large School State Champions with a score of 39,278.8, while finishing third overall in the state. As a result, the team has qualified for the Decathlon online nationals competition on April 20. Full article..

Canyon del Oro academic decathlon headed to nationals in Texas

4/5/18 1:27PM
At the statewide academic decathlon competition in Phoenix, Canyon del Oro High School succeeded in just about every way they could. Not only did they win the state competition for the fifth consecutive year, three students on the team received awards for their personal achievements. Full article..

El Camino Real Wins 2018 California Academic Decathlon

3/26/18 8:41AM
El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills won the 2018 California Academic Decathlon in Sacramento Sunday for the first time since it won both the state and national title in 2014. Full article..

Ashland academic decathletes headed to Texas

3/16/18 1:27PM
...“For us to get this far is quite cool,” Hannah Wood said. Monday afternoon found club members in a classroom firing answers on ancient art at the club’s other team captain, Arthur Wang. Sitting at the front of the room, Wang would project a quick presentation onto the wall, then quiz his teammates. Full article..

Academic Decathlon Team beats school record at State Meet

3/13/18 12:18PM
The Friendswood High School Academic Decathlon placed 3rd overall in the team competition of 6A schools in Texas. Full article..

Oakwood students win 8th straight state title, aim for national crown

3/13/18 12:10PM
Oakwood High School won the Division III state championship in Academic Decathlon for the eighth consecutive year on March 2-3 at John Carroll University near Cleveland. Full article..

Current Global Leaders Represent 5 States

3/12/18 10:44AM
After 7 months of online scrimmages and head-to-head challenges, there is 1 student from Maine, 2 students from Wisconsin, 3 students from Texas, 2 students from California and 2 students from Arizona ranking in the Training Center's Global Leaders Top 10. Ian Youth (ME) is in first followed by Ethan Kastenschmidt (WI) in 2nd and David Guzman (TX) in 3rd. Check out the Top 10! (subject to change based on online scrimmage and head-to-head challenge scores) Full article..

St. Johns 'decathletes' prep for state competition

3/7/18 10:33AM
The St. Johns High School Academic Decathlon team — known as “decathletes” — will be competing in the state-level AcaDec championship March 9-10 in the Phoenix area, where they will be one of 40 teams from across the state bumping their brains with one another. Full article..

March Mad Dash Scrimmage Blitz

3/6/18 5:24PM
Throughout March, take the Mad Dash Scrimmage Blitz. Each scrimmage features all sections for a certain subject. You will have 15 minutes. March 7 begins with Social Science. Full article..

LCWM Academic Decathlon Team Earns Trip to Texas

3/2/18 9:11AM
For the third time in school history, the LCWM Academic Decathlon team placed first overall at the state competition held February 25-26 at Oak Ridge Conference Center in Chaska, MN. Full article..

Tulelake students participate in Modoc County Academic Decathlon

3/2/18 9:04AM
Nine students from Tulelake High School competed at the 31st Annual Modoc County Academic Decathlon in Modoc High School in Alturas on Feb 3. The competition included Tulelake, Modoc, and Surprise Valley high schools with Tulelake winning first place, Modoc being second and Surprise Valley being third. Full article..

St. Peter Academic Decathlon team takes second at state

3/2/18 8:56AM
St. Peter High School’s Academic Decathlon team took second at the state competition on Sunday and Monday in Chaska. Full article..

Kayhi wins state Academic Decathlon competition

2/27/18 5:10PM
Ketchikan High School’s Academic Decathlon team won the state championship Saturday in Anchorage. They will be headed to the national competition in April. Coach Peter Stanton said this is the first year Kayhi’s team won at state. Full article..

La Lumiere Academic Decathlon Team Places Third in State

2/20/18 11:15AM
The La Lumiere Academic Decathlon team traveled to Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana during the weekend of Feb. 9-10 to compete in the Indiana Academic Decathlon state competition Full article..

Lemoore Middle College's sixth Academic Decathlon win

2/20/18 11:06AM
Before this tournament, none of the competitors stretch any muscles except in their fingers for writing, their legs for sitting and standing and their brains for thinking. Full article..

Creighton Prep claims overall title at the Nebraska Academic Decathlon

2/20/18 11:00AM
Creighton Prep won the overall title Saturday in the Nebraska Academic Decathlon at Bellevue University. Paul Martin of Prep claimed the prize of top overall scorer. Full article..

CDO Academic Decathlon Team Tops Regional Tournament 17th Consecutive Year

2/15/18 1:06PM
Led by a record-setting effort by Piper Gray, the Canyon del Oro High School (CDO) Academic Decathlon team won their 17th consecutive regional championship on Saturday at Mountain View High School. Full article..

Duke academic decathletes take third

2/15/18 1:00PM
The Dukes finished third in regional Academic Decathlon competition at Lexington. Full article..

Oak Ridge High School repeats at Academic Decathlon

2/15/18 12:49PM
The Oak Ridge High School Trojans won the El Dorado County Academic Decathlon 2018 title for the second year in a row. The repeat came after competition in 10 disciplines taking place on Jan. 31 and Feb. 3 at Union Mine High School. Full article..

NRHS Academic Decathlon wins sixth straight regional competition

2/13/18 8:50AM
The New Richmond High School Academic Decathlon went to the UW-Barron County regional competition on Friday, Jan. 12, and came home with its record-tying sixth straight regional championship. Full article..

El Camino Real Charter High School wins L.A. Academic Decathlon

2/12/18 5:48PM
In something of an upset, El Camino Real Charter High School has won the 2018 Academic Decathlon for the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials announced Sunday. Though El Camino, located in Woodland Hills, was clearly an academic powerhouse in this competition, the win ran counter to recent form because Granada Hills Charter High has triumphed repeatedly. Full article..

Academic Decathlon prepares students for college and beyond

2/12/18 3:36PM
High school students from throughout Kern County literally put their learning skills to the test on Saturday. The county Academic Decathlon wrapped up its two-day run on Saturday after teams of students from schools throughout the county completed the final portion of the competition, the Super Quiz, at Mira Monte High School. The quiz tests students’ ability to answer questions within a 10- to 20-second time frame. Full article..

Write on! CHS wins second acadeca title

2/9/18 9:37AM
The students of Calabasas High School put their brainpower to work and won the Ventura County Academic Decathlon— again. La Reina High School of Thousand Oaks and Westlake High School came in second and third. Full article..

Mother Lode Regional Academic Decathlon Announces Medalists

2/9/18 9:29AM
February 6, 2018 - On February 3, 2018, at Columbia Elementary School, 56 students from five Mother Lode high schools competed in the 39th Annual Mother Lode Regional Academic Decathlon Competition. Participating high schools included Bret Harte High School from Angels Camp, Mountain Oaks School from San Andreas, Summerville High School from Tuolumne, Tioga High School from Groveland, and Mariposa County High School from Mariposa. The event was coordinated through the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools office in Sonora. Full article..

AHS’ 2017-2018 Academic Decathlon Team

2/9/18 9:08AM
Alice High School Academic Decathlon Team competed in the Region III meet earning second place in two categories. The team got second in The Super Quiz and second place overall. The team has advanced to state to be held in Frisco, TX at Preston Ridge Campus of Collin College. Academic Decathlon coach is George Beltran. Full article..

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