Academic decathlon returns to Galena

Academic decathlon


Academic Decathlon is returning to Galena after many years.

Academic Decathlon is a is a ten-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students, according to the United States Academic Decathlon website. Each high school enters a team of nine students: 3 Honor students (3.750 – 4.00 GPA), 3 Scholastic students (3.00 – 3.749 GPA), and 3 Varsity students (0.00 – 2.999 GPA). The theme for the 2018–2019 Academic Decathlon is The 1960s: A Transformational Decade.

Dawn Pomrening, academic decathlon advisor, said she is excited about starting up the program and can’t wait to see what the students can do.

Students interested in joining Academic Decathlon can still do so, she said. There is still time to join. Just talk to Dawn for more information. Kids who are in this program could compete individually. But in order to have a full team. There would have to be two-three A, B, and C students.

Academic Decathlon is a program for kids that are in 9th to 12th grade, and want to fundraise in order to compete in our state. Dawn and the students are going to be fundraising pizza sales, concessions at home games, and the valentine’s dinner. Some things that they will be studying are the 1960s, and science.

Academic Decathlon is a program where students who are willing to join, and learn more science and things that happened in the 1960s. Ms. Donna Matthews, and Mr. Reifsnyder are going to be helping with the process of studying science. They have a curriculum just like school, and they would be reading books, writing essays, and watching movies.

The first competition will be online in Galena. If succeed, they will head to nationals. There is a good mixture of GILA and SHS students in the Decathlon and a big variety between freshmen to senior. They are going to have so much fun as possible.