Rise and Shine! Every morning, our Academic Decathlon team wakes up early to come to school and study! All sixteen Decathletes compete in Art, Music, Math, Science, Social Science, Economics, Language and Literature, Speech, Essay, and Interview.
This year, the topic was World War I. The Decathletes dedicated their time studying all about the Great War: causes of the War, scientific innovations created during that period, economic effects of the War, music and art of the period, and Ernest Hemingway’s, The Sun Also Rises. After months of dedicated practice, the Decathletes competed on January 25th and February 1st.
The team did very well, placing 26th overall. In addition, the Decathletes won numerous individual awards, making Fairmont Prep proud.
Here is a list of the individual accomplishments:
Ejay Choi (9th grader competing against Seniors of OC): 4th Music, 1st Math
Joanne Kwon: 4th Music, 1st Math, 4th Econ, 2nd Speech, 2nd Social Science, 2nd Interview
Ashley Kwon: 3rd Music, 2nd Math, 2nd Science, 3rd Econ
Allison Cheung: 2nd Music, 4th Math, 3rd Science, 3rd Speech
Lubna Kabir: 5th Interview, 3rd Math, 5th Speech
Annie Gulati: 3rd Interview, 5th Lang and Lit
Cristina Zhao: 3rd Math
Stephanie Oh: 2nd Math
Aaron Su: 1st Music, 2nd Language and Literature, 2nd Math, 1st Science, 2nd Social Science.
Team members would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Varnold for his support and dedication!
Now that the Varsity Academic Decathlon is over, freshmen and sophomore Decathletes are preparing for the JV Academic Decathlon Competition, taking place on May 17th. Good luck JV Decathletes!
Finally, there are many senior Academic Decathlon team members who will graduate this year. The team is in great need of new members. If anyone is interested, please contact Dr.Varnold for more details.
-Contributed by Shawnnelle N., Class of 2017 Commissioner, Ashley K., Class of 2014 Vice President, Megan R., Faculty Relations Commissioner.