By Mayrene Bates
February and March are exciting times for many students, educators, parents, volunteers and sponsors.
If you’re thinking Academic Decathlon, you’re absolutely right. While the Academic Decathlon is a competitive event modeled after the Greek Olympics that focused on physical strength, the Academic Decathlon focuses on academic achievement and honors “athletes of the mind.”
The competitions include tests in art, music, language and literature, mathematics, economics, science and social science. In addition, there are communication tests that include the writing of an essay, the delivery of a prepared speech and an interview.