Slinger High School student reporter Elysia Dowd published a story this week in The Nite Crier about the school’s Academic Decathlon team turning in a strong performance at the Wisconsin Academic Decathlon Regional competition in Green Bay.
A portion of Dowd’s story is below.
On January 8, Slinger’s Academic Decathlon (AcDec) team competed at the WIAD Regional competition in Green Bay.
AcDec has subject tests in music, art, literature, science, math, economics, and history; in which the contestants can earn ribbons based on their scores. These subject tests are all pertaining to an overarching theme–this year’s is India. AcDec is also divided into three divisions based on GPA, with Honors as the highest, Scholars in the middle, and Varsity as the lowest. Each division has the opportunity for 1st-3rd place ribbons in each subject. All three divisions of Slinger’s team performed spectacularly.
The team scored 37,877.8 points out of 60,000 possible. That ranks Slinger as the #5 team in the State of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin has one of the strongest programs in the nation. The 2nd place team at this regional competition scored 33,242.7, a difference of more that 4,000 points. Essentially, Slinger won by a landslide. Slinger also won over 41% of all the awards at the Green Bay regional.
- Michael Bieser had the highest score at Regional (7731.7) and was first in the Honors category. He received 4 blue ribbons (1st) and 3 red ribbons (3rd).
To read the rest of the winners log onto The Nite Crier.