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Academic Decathlon is not about demonstrating how good a student you already are. It’s about daring to push your limits, to master college-level material and to practice skills, like public speaking, that might be wholly new to you. It’s about the people you’ll meet along the way—the coaches who will mentor you, the competitors who will challenge you, and the teammates who will become your lifelong friends. 


You should join the Academic Decathlon not because that goal will be easy to achieve, but because it will be hard. You and your teammates may study more than you ever have before, not knowing whether you will take home ten medals each—or none at all. The philosopher Mortimer Adler once wrote, “It is only by struggling with difficult books, books over one's head, that anyone learns to read.” I invite you to become part of a program that you may think is over your head, until you realize you can reach higher as a team. I invite you to struggle. And I invite you to learn—not just to read, but to understand; not just to win, but to lead.


Academic Decathlon Timeline 2016-2017

Competition Dates—No Exceptions.  Must Be Present to Win

November 17, 2016.  District Scrimmage  7:30 am to 2:30 pm  Bingham Library

January 20, 2017.  Copper Hills Scrimmage   2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

January 27 and 28, 2017  Regional Competition  Westminster College

       January 27  2:00 pm to 8:00 pm  Speeches, Interviews and Essays

       January 38  7:00 am to 6:00 pm  Subject area tests and Super Quiz

March 02, 03 and 04, 2017   State Competition   St. George   Dixie College

       Leave Thursday at 7:00 AM and return Saturday at 6:00 PM