The North Judson-San Pierre Academic Decathlon team earned seven medals and finished in 6th place at the State Academic Decathlon held on Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11 at Purdue University in West Lafayette.
On Friday evening, competitors wrote essays, underwent interviews, and presented prepared and impromptu speeches. Allyssa Thompson earned a gold medal in Essay and she and Jacob Kieszkowski earned bronze medals in Interview.
Competitors spent Saturday taking tests in seven subject areas concerning The Age of Imperialism. Jacob Kieszkowski earned a bronze medal in Music, a silver in Art, and a gold in Language & Literature. Jonathon Hileman earned a bronze medal is Super Quiz (The History of Imperialism). Joanthon Hileman led the team with 5,392.3 points.
Story and photo provided by Sheila Akers.