East High School Academic Decathlon Team Takes 1st in Regional Competition

acdecAfter competing in the regional level at UW – Green Bay on January 10 and taking first place, the East High School academic decathlon team will advance to the state competition in Wisconsin Dells on March 13 and 14. The academic decathlon competition takes students from all high school academic levels, and breaks them into grade categories. Participants take seven multiple choice tests in math, language and literature, economics, science, social science, music and art. During the regional competition, decathletes also had to write an essay, prepare a speech, present an impromptu speech, and participate in a formal interview. Overall, 20 schools and approximately 180 team members have qualified to advance to the state competition.

Advised by Matt VandenHouten and Scott Willems, the East academic decathlon team consists of the following team members:
• Sophia Kiernan
• Calvin Kanzenbach – Calvin scored a perfect 1,000 points in the speech category, and received the only perfect score at the Green Bay regional in any category.
• Lauren Dorsey
• Andrew Ibibo
• Emilie Demaio
• Emily McCoy
• Zeb Patek
• Jackson Brown
• Mario Santiago
• Kaitlyn Holzer – Alternate
• Arturo Vazquez – Alternate

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