Decathletes advance to state competition

Four NISD Academic Decathlon teams advanced to state after competing against more than 25 teams and 240 students from across the region at the 2017 Regional Academic Decathlon hosted at Warren High School.

Competing in the large school category, overall winners at the Regional Competition and advancing to the state competition are Warren (regional winner), Marshall, Holmes, and Brandeis high schools.

For a list of participating schools, team members, and coaches, click here.

The Academic Decathlon promotes student achievement by providing a format in which high school students compete in various academic areas. In addition to a seven-minute interview, a one-hour essay and two speeches, written comprehensive exams are given in music, art, language/literature, mathematics, economics, social science, and science. Students also participate in the Super Quiz Relay. This year’s topic was “World War II.”

Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded for individual and total scores.

Teams advancing from region competition will compete at the Texas Academic Decathlon to be held in San Antonio Feb. 24-26.

pix of Brandeis Ac Dec team

Brandeis High School

Pix of Holmes Ac Dec team

Holmes High School

Pix of Marshall HS Ac Dec Team

Marshall High School

Pix of Warren High School Ac Dec team

Warren High School

For more information, visit the Texas Academic Decathlon website.