BY Ashley Ching
It’s Academic Decathlon season, and you’re invited to volunteer for the state championship, March 23-24 in Sacramento.
Volunteer for one or two days. Must be 18 or older.
Presented by Northrop Grumman, the California Academic Decathlon includes 68 high schools throughout California. We are expecting 600 high school students to compete this year.
Like the decathlon of the ancient Greeks, the Academic Decathlon consists of ten exciting events. While the Greek events were contests of physical strength, the Academic Decathlon is a contest of academic strength. The Academic Decathlon includes 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 and an impromptu speech, and an interview.