Decathletes advance to state competition

February 8, 2016

Three NISD Academic Decathlon teams advanced to state after competing against more than 20 teams from across the region at the 2015 Regional Academic Decathlon hosted at Warren High School.

Competing in the large school category, overall winners at the Regional Competition are Marshall HS, 1st place; Holmes HS, 2nd place; and O’Connor HS, 3rd place.  Warren and Brandeis high schools came in fourth and fifth respectively.

For a list of participating schools, team members, and coaches, click here.

The Academic Decathlon promotes student achievement by providing a format in which high school students compete in various academic areas. In addition to a seven-minute interview, a one-hour essay and two speeches, written comprehensive exams are given in music, art, language/literature, mathematics, economics, social science, and science. Students also participate in the Super Quiz Relay. This year’s topic was “India.”

Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded for individual and total scores.

Teams advancing from region competition will compete at the Texas Academic Decathlon in late February. The large school state meet will be held at Irving ISD.

Holmes High School

Marshall High School

O'Connor High School

For more information, visit the Texas Academic Decathlon website.