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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan High School Academic Decathlon team competed in its second virtual tournament of the school year this past weekend, participating with Craig High School and Juneau-Douglas High School.
There were 48 decathletes who participated, according to Kayhi AcDc Coach Peter Stanton. Kayhi’s team had 17 students and Craig’s, 19.
Academic Decathlon, according to information at usad.org, is a 10-event scholastic competition in which students at varying GPA levels form a team to compete by taking multiple-choice tests in several subject areas, completing interviews and writing essays.
According to Stanton, Kayhi’s top-five place earners were as follows:
● Franklyn Correa won fifth-place overall at the meet, as well as first-place in the art category and fourth-place in science.
● Evelyn Nutt placed first i4n the essay portion as well as third in literature and fourth in economics.
● Mackenzie Fousel placed first in social science, third in economics and fifth in music.
● Daniel Neufeldt won a first-place spot in the science category.
● Campbell Sande placed second in social science and fourth in literature.
● Matthew Nutt placed third in economics and fourth in math.
● Acacia Sexton placed fourth in essay and fifth in economics.
● Alphege Dulay earned a fourth placement in social science and a fifth-placement in the essay portion of the competition.
● Robert Cope-Powell placed fifth in social science.