Forty teams from across the state of Texas including Marshall, Holmes, and O’Connor high schools competed in the Texas Academic Decathlon (AcDec) at the end of February in Irving.
Marshall placed 21st overall, fifth in the Super Quiz Relay, and had three individual medalists – Dylan Lewis, 3rd, Science (Honors); Joshua Garcia, 3rd, Speech (Honors); and Alyssa Kerr, 3rd, Economics (Varsity).
Holmes placed 30th overall and 10th in the Super Quiz Relay and O’Connor placed 35th overall and 17th in the Super Quiz Relay.
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 the Super Quiz.