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2013-2014 Individual Competition Highlights - World War I


Round IV  |  Individual Decathletes Competed at Nationals in Hawaii
Once again, Academic Decathlon® Individuals went to the USAD National Competition! The 2013 - 2014 Nationals were held in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 24th - 26th.

This season Individual Competition Decathletes were classified, based on their school status, into competition groups; homeschooled, enrolled in a school not participating in Academic Decathlon
® or attending a school that participates in Academic Decathlon®.

The top students of the competition groups in each academic division; Honors, Scholastic and Varsity; qualified to go to the USAD National Competition. Qualification was based on their overall objective test scores in Round III or State competition. The division cutoff for qualification was Honors - 5,970 points, Scholastic - 5,080 points, and Varsity - 3,050 points.

The following Individual Decathletes competed in Hawaii:
            Honors Derek J. (TX), Jimmy T. (TX), Joshua V. (CA), Julia L. (TX)
            Scholastic  Chase E.(TX), Clara M. (CA), Daniel M. (TX), Hai Feng Q. (China), Yuan G. (China)
            Varsity Alex B. (TX), Robert P. (TX), Shannon N. (TX), Tatiana B. (TX)

The Individual Decathletes did a fine job at Nationals, winning a number of awards in the various events. Clara M. obtained a perfect score in Interview. Way to go Clara! Congratulations to all the Individual Awards winners!

Check out all the National Final Results.



Round IV  |  Online Nationals
A number of students participated  this year in the Academic Decathlon® Individual Competition Online Nationals. The Decathletes were classified by school status and then academic division.

Congratulations to the overall top scoring individuals enrolled in a school that participates in Academic Decathlon®!

Overall Top Placement
Schools with an Academic Team
    Honors
1st Anderson R., CA
  2nd Spencer A., OH
  2nd David R., CA
  3rd David W., TX
    Scholastic
1st Michael T., TX
  2nd Joane N., CA
  3rd Ryker L., MS
    Varsity
1st Hong C., MS
  2nd Oliver B., ID
  3rd Rochelly V., TX

 Check out the winners for each test. Congratulations, Decathletes!



Round III  |  Competition
During this round of competition, Decathletes completed an Essay test on March 7 followed by the 7 objective subject tests on March 13. Decathletes, in this round, were grouped by school status and then by academic category, which is based on their school GPA.

Congratulations to the overall winners!

Overall Top Placement
Home Schooled Students 
    Scholastic
1st Joshua V., CA
Schools without an Academic Team
    Honors
1st Juhi S., MA
Schools with an Academic Team
    Honors
1st Jimmy T., TX
  2nd David W., TX
  3rd Naimah S., TX
    Scholastic
1st Clara M., CA
  2nd Joane N., CA
  3rd Alexander M., TX
    Varsity
1st Robert P., TX
  2nd Blanca R., TX
  3rd Rochelly V., TX
In this round, students who were on an Academic Decathlon® team that was eliminated during team competition were also eligible to participate in addition to homeschooled students and students not on an Academic Decathlon® team.

 Click here to view the top scores by subject.



Round II  |  Scrimmage
This season, during the second round of competition, Decathletes competed by taking an Essay test on February 5 followed by the objective tests on February 13. The round included testing on 7 subjects; Art, Economics, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Music, Science, and Social Science.

Overall, Jimmy T., TX came in 1st. His top score was in Music. With his top score in Essay, David W., TX came in 2nd. Capturing 3rd was Melanie P., KS. Her top score was in Essay. Congratulations! 

Top Placement by  Test
Art  1st David W. (TX), Jimmy T. (TX)
  2nd Chih-chieh L. (CA)
Economics 1st Jimmy T. (TX)
  2nd David W. (TX)
Essay 1st Jimmy T. (TX)
  2nd Melanie P. (KS)
Language and 1st Jimmy T. (TX)
Literature 2nd David W. (TX)
Mathematics 1st Melanie P. (KS)
  2nd Jimmy T. (TX)
Music 1st Jimmy T. (TX)
  2nd David W. (TX)
Science 1st Chih-chieh L. (CA), Jimmy T. (TX), David W. (TX)
  2nd Juhi S. (MA), Melanie P. (KS)
Social Science 1st Jimmy T. (TX)
  2nd David W. (TX)
Home schooled students and students not on an Academic Decathlon team competition were eligible to participate.



Round I   |  Practice
The first round of competition for the 2013 - 2014 season was held January 9, 2014. The round included tests on 7 subjects; Art, Economics, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Music, Science, and Social Science.

Juhi S. of Phillips Academy in Massachusetts took 1st place. Her top score was in Art. Congratulations, Juhi!

Home schooled students and students enrolled in a school that does NOT participate in the Academic Decathlon® team competition were eligible to participate.

 
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