Johnston Ac Dec Team State Runner-Up
Twelve Johnston students and three volunteers traveled to Cedar Rapids March 3-4 to compete in the 30th annual State Academic Decathlon competition. They returned with a record-high point total, 20 individual medals and their third consecutive second-place finish.
After seven multiple choice exams over World War I history, science, art, music, literature, and economics, an exam covering mathematics, an essay, a speech, and an interview, Johnston students accumulated 36,917 points. They finished closer to the first place team than ever before, due to hard work and a positive attitude.
Team members also took home a total of 20 individual medals, earned top Honors and Scholastic alternate awards, and the second place Varsity alternate award.
Congratulations to all the students who competed at the Regional and State levels on a great year. Individual state team members and their honors are listed below. The Academic Decathlon team is coached by Sue Cline.
Aditi Jithendra ( 11): 2nd Overall Honors Student for the entire competition; 1st in Social Science, 2nd in Essay, 3rd in Art, 3rd in Science, 3rd in Lang/Literature.
Afshan Chandani (12): 1st in Math
Kevin Dial (11): 1st in Interview
Asiya Mohammed (12): 2nd in Speech, 3rd in Interview, 3rd in Math
Alexis Pottebaum(12): 1st in Essay
Sarah Martin(11): 2nd in Interview
Bobby Bailey (12): 1st in Science, 1st in Math, 3rd in Social Science, 3rd in Economics, 3rd in Art
Jadyn Lovelady (12): 2nd in Interview, 2nd in Language/Literature/ 3rd in Speech
Andrew Ehler (12): 1st overall Honors, 1st Overall All Alternates
Ciara Becker (12): 1st overall Scholastic
Millie Brewer (12): 2nd overall Varsity
Volunteers Xavier Leonard (12), Ceci Hodson (11) and Casey Hodson (10) made sure the tournament ran smoothly. A big thank you for their hard work!