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Welcome to Wisconsin Academic Decathlon!
 
Madison, Wisconsin — Host of the 2017
United States Academic Decathlon® National Finals!

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Click below to view media pictures taken at National Competition:

 
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Wilmot Union — State Champion 4th Year in a Row!

For more information on State, please click here.

 
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Meg Olejniczak Memorial Scholarship 2017
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After a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer,
Meg Olejniczak passed away on May 25, 2016.

Meg was the State Director from 1990-2001; her attention to detail, her passion and her dedication made our program top-notch — and a model for other states to follow.
Her leadership and organizational skills were second to none.
Meg never retired from WIAD (her baby) and continued to lend her expertise
until her death.  We are forever grateful for her service and her friendship.
 
In honor or Meg and her service to WIAD, family and friends created a $2500 scholarship to be presented at the State Awards Banquet in Wisconsin Dells on March 3, 2017.
 
The Review Committee was very impressed with the breadth of essays received, as well as the character of those who applied for the scholarship.  While all applicants were deserving in their own right, the Review Committee felt one applicant best exemplified Meg’s character and values. 
 
The scholarship was awarded to Ms. Ingrid Hansen of Southwest H S,  Green Bay.
Congratulations, Ingrid!

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Why Academic Decathlon?
“It’s not about demonstrating how good a student you already are,” writes Dr. Les Martisko, United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) Board Administrator, in his welcome letter on the USAD website.
“It’s about daring to push your limits, to master college-level material and to practice skills, like public speaking, that might be wholly new to you. It’s about the people you’ll meet along the way — the coaches who will mentor you, the competitors who will challenge you, and the teammates who will become your lifelong friends.”
 
 
  

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2017-2018 Theme:  AFRICA

Novel – Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Coaches’ Workshop — Friday, September 15, 2017

CESA 7, 595 Baeten Road, Green Bay, WI  54304

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2017-2018 Competition Dates

Local Competition –  Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Regional Competition –  Friday, January 12, 2018

State Competition –  March 8 & 9, 2018 – WI Dells

National Competition –  April 19-21, 2018 in Frisco, Texas

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Flashing Red BulletUNITED STATES ACADEMIC DECATHLON® PROMOTIONAL VIDEOSFlashing Red Bullet

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Info on USAD’s Electronic Curriculum Downloads
and their Mobile Training Center

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WIAD on Wisconsin Public Radio with Kathleen Dunn

2-15-2011

WIAD on Kathleen Dunn WPR Show – 20120213

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WIAD is an outstanding non-profit extra-curricular program entering its 34th season of providing a rigorous curriculum and academic challenges to the public and private high school students of our state.

WIAD provides opportunities for students to experience the challenges of rigorous team and individual competition. It is designed to:

  • develop a greater respect for knowledge
  • promote inter-school academic competition
  • emphasize the need for increased communication skills
  • stimulate intellectual growth and achievement and development of team efforts

WIAD challenges students to push themselves beyond what they thought academically possible, motivating and recapturing their interest in academics.  The program rewards the heroes of the academic arena.  It encourages “C” students to excel beyond their current achievement
level  and teaches other students they have strengths they can contribute to the team.

This team concept creates a positive school image and academic role models, changes students’ attitudes and encourages public interest and awareness of outstanding programs in Wisconsin schools.  The best athlete may not end up in professional sports, but Academic Decathlon students continue to use their communication skills.

Why Academic Decathlon vs. STEM?  

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

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The Decathlon season consists of three levels of competition —

Local Competition – All nine team members take seven written tests in

  •  Art
  •  Economics
  •  Literature
  •  Mathematics
  •  Music
  •  Science / Social Science — combined

Regional Competition:  50 teams advance from Local Competition and will take seven written tests — in addition to essay writing and giving a prepared speech, impromptu speech and an interview in front of two judges.

State Competition:
20 teams advance from Regional Competition and will take the seven written tests (same as Local and Regional Competitions).  

In addition to essay writing, Decathletes will give a prepared and impromptu speech and an interview in front of two judges, as well as participate in the Super Quiz Relay.

Super Quiz Relay is the only event open to the public.

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Wisconsin Academic Decathlon Staff

  Molly Ritchie

  State Director

  524 Daisy Court

  Verona WI   53593

  Ph: (608) 845-3544

  Fax: (920) 492-5965

  mritchie@wiad.org

  Margie Marcks

  Competition Manager

  595 Baeten Road

  Green Bay WI   54304

  Ph: (920) 617-5617

  Fax: (920) 492-5965

  mmarcks@cesa7.org

www.WIAD.org

The Wisconsin Academic Decathlon Program

is an equal opportunity organization.

 

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