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Academic Decathlon Team Places 10th out of 40 in State!

Academic Decathlon Team with Trophy

Academic Decathlon Team in dress attireCongratulations to the Marana High School students and team who placed tenth out of the top 40 teams in the Arizona State Decathlon!

Student winners also include:

  • Ella Farris: Bronze: Social Science Honor Division
  • Booker Proffitt: Bronze: Language and Literature, Silver: Music Scholastic Division
  • Captain Neuman: Gold: Social Science, Silver: Art, Silver: Essay, Bronze: Interview Scholastic Division

The Arizona Academic Decathlon is a ten-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students. Just like its ancient Greek counterpart, the Academic Decathlon consists of ten events; success doesn’t come from being the best in a single event, it comes from mastering ten varied skills and disciplines.

Every Academic Decathlon competition, whether it’s a regional, state or national final follows the same format. Students compete in art, economics, essay, interview, language & literature, mathematics, music, science, social science, and speech. Teams compete in Super Quiz, the public quiz-show-style culmination of each competition. Each school enters a team of nine decathletes: three Honor students, three Scholastic students, and three Varsity students.