Cibola and Gila Ridge will advance to the state competition in Phoenix on March 13 and 14.
Cibola students received individual medals in:
- Bronze in Art – Jakob Hunter
- Gold in Essay – Levi McBride
- Bronze in Interview – Abhijay Murugesan
- Bronze in Language and Literature – Abhijay Murugesan
- Bronze in Social Sciences – Jakob Hunter
Gila Ridge student received individual medals in:
- Bronze in Economics-Melissa Galate
- Bronze in Social Science-Melissa Galate
Kofa students received individual medals in:
- Gold in Economics -Claudia Estrada-Lara
- Gold in Language and Literature – Claudia Estrada-Lara
Yuma student received individual medal in:
- Silver in Interview-Nathalie Barraza
The United States Academic Decathlon® competition is comprised of ten events.
There are seven multiple-choice exams—one in each of the following subject areas: art, economics, literature, mathematics, music, science and social science. Students will also take an essay exam and will be judged in a speech event as well as an interview event.
The culmination of the competition is the Super Quiz™ relay. The Super Quiz™ relay includes questions (in multiple-choice format) from the following six subject areas: art, economics, literature, music, science, and social science.
The multiple-choice exams in art, economics, literature, music, science and social science each have 50 questions. The mathematics exam has 35 questions.
Each high school enters a team of nine students: 3 “A” or Honor students (3.750 – 4.00 GPA), 3 “B” or Scholastic students (3.00 – 3.749 GPA), and 3 “C or below” Varsity students (0.00 – 2.999 GPA).
The theme for the 2014–2015 Academic Decathlon® season is New Alternatives in Energy: Ingenuity and Innovation.
For more information about the Academic Decathlon teams, please contact a coach at one of the YUHSD high Schools.
Cibola – Elaine Potes – firstname.lastname@example.org
Gila Ridge – Tricia Ellsworth – email@example.com
Kofa – Roger Ramirez – firstname.lastname@example.org
Yuma – Travis Gauthier – email@example.com
San Luis – Angela Quiram – firstname.lastname@example.org