Academic Decathlon

The Academic Decathlon is a Language Arts elective course that receives one credit and counts as an AP course for grade points earned.
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2018-19 Team Roster
Honors Team:

Nick Ess
Anushka Jetly
Megna Panchbhavi
Alice Nguyen

Scholastic Team:

Aidan Hernandez
Madalyn Gibbons
Thomas Nicolas Mataro
Ben Lewis

Varsity Team:

Damien Freshour
Miguel Kennedy
Vinh Hoang
Jason Brickley

Academic Octathlon

OCTATHLON COACHES:
Fred Lewis
Katie Ellis
Alternate Member – Audrey Nguyen

HONORS TEAM:
Adam Boehnke
Rebecca Throop
Michael Diamond

SCHOLASTIC TEAM:
Jude Kehres
Carly Stuart

VARSITY TEAM:
Jason Brickley
Kyle Massie
Brennan Gukhool

Freshman and sophomore high school students interested in the decathlon program can compete in the Academic Octathlon. Like the Pentathlon. involving middle school (sixth, seventh and eighth grade) students, the Octathlon is patterned after the Decathlon program, except with fewer events. Octathletes compete in eight categories including Art, Economics, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Music, Science, Social Science, and Essay. As with the other programs, the final event is a “Super Quiz”.

Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded for individual events and total scores. Winning teams advance through the local, regional, and state levels of competition.

The Academic Octhalon is not unlike athletic competition in that it demands dedication and commitment and promotes wholesome competition. The Academic Octathlon, an eight-event scholastic competition for high school teams throughout the state, promotes a new type of campus hero.

With teams composed of a combination of A, B and C students in grades 9-10, this non-elitist program is designed to send a message to all students that perseverance, study and teamwork can bring personal rewards. While stimulating the same sense of school spirit and pride that athletic teams accomplish, the Academic Octathlon team also provides strong, positive role models for other students on campus.