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Ten WHS Academic Decathlon students participated in the 2012-2013 State Competition on Feb. 15-16 at Creighton University in Omaha. Pictured from left: Paris Mood, Sydney Kudritzki, Parker Nicholls, Alex Talbott, Jacob Wirka, Tyler Ruzicka, Wyatt Hundstad, Dalton Rademaker, Ronnie Brust and Rachael Meyer.

WHS AcaDeca Qualifies for 2013 State Finals!

Students Bring Home 24 Individual Medals from Jan. 19 Regional Competition

STATE RESULTS: Congratulations to the following WHS Academic Decathlon Members for medaling at the 2012-2013 Feb. 15-16 State Competition at Creighton University: Alex Talbott (Wahoo's Top Scorer), Parker Nicholls (2nd place Language & Literature - Varsity), Dalton Rademaker (3rd place Economics - Varsity), Rachael Meyer (2nd place Fine Arts, 3rd place Soft Science - Honors Alternate), Ronnie Brust (3rd place Fine Arts - Honors Alternate), Wyatt Hundstad (3rd place Fine Arts - Scholastic Alternate), Jacob Wirka (1st place Soft Science, 2nd place Hard Science, 2nd place Fine Arts - Varsity Alternate).

Поздравляем воинов академический Decathlon: 2013 Государственный Финал отборочного!

Translation: Congratulations Warrior Academic Decathlon: 2013 State Finals Qualifiers!

Ten WHS Academic Decathlon students competed in the 2013 regional competition, held at D.C. West High School on Saturday, Jan. 19. 

Ten WHS Academic Decathlon students brought home 24 medals from the Jan. 19 regional competition at D.C. West! Members attending were, from left: Wyatt Hundstad, Dalton Rademaker, Ronnie Brust, Alex Talbott, Rachael Meyer, Parker Nicholls, Sydney Kudritzki, Tyler Ruzicka, Paris Mood, and Jacob Wirka.
Fourteen small schools from around the state competed in this event, with the top five advancing to the State Finals. Wahoo finished its regional in third place!

The United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) is a national scholastic competition dedicated to promoting and rewarding the academic achievement of students. Each year, the USAD announces a broad topic of study. That topic of study is then spread over ten academic areas (hence the name decathlon).

This year’s AcaDeca curriculum focuses on the theme “Russia.” Students spent the Fall 2012 semester studying the curriculum, which covered all aspects of Russia, from its founding around 800 BC, to Imperial Russia and the Russian Revolution, to the world’s introduction to communism with the formation of the U.S.S.R., to modern-day post-soviet Russia. The curriculum also included a novel study of Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak.

To demonstrate their knowledge of the material, students competed at Saturday’s regional with other AcaDeca students (both individually and as a team), where they took written exams in seven academic areas: Art, Economics, Language & Literature, Mathematics, Music, Science, and Social Studies. Teams that qualify for February’s State competition will also compete in speech, interview and essay competitions, totaling ten events.

Prior to the competition, each student is placed into one of three categories (Honor, Scholastic, and Varsity) based on his/her core academic grades over the past two school years. Teams of six are required for the regional competition, and each team must consist of two students from each of the three categories. An alternate team of up to six students is also allowed.

Wahoo's main team for this meet consisted of the following students:
   Honors: Alex Talbott, Tyler Ruzicka
   Scholastic: Paris Mood, Sydney Kudritzki
   Varsity: Dalton Rademaker, Parker Nicholls

Wahoo's alternate team consisted of the following students:
   Honors: Rachael Meyer, Ronnie Brust
   Scholastic: Wyatt Hundstad
   Varsity: Jacob Wirka

When all was said and done, Warrior AcaDeca members left the competition with 24 individual medals from the event!

CONGRATULATIONS to the following:

Top Scorer
Rachael Meyer (2nd: Alex Talbott, 3rd: Ronnie Brust)

Art
Dalton Rademaker – 2nd place Varsity
Jacob Wirka – 2nd place Varsity alternate
Rachael Meyer – 3rd place Honors alternate

Economics
Wyatt Hundstad – 3rd place Scholastic alternate
Jacob Wirka – 3rd place Varsity alternate

Language & Literature
Sydney Kudritzki – 3rd place Scholastic
Parker Nicholls – 3rd place Varsity (tie)
Dalton Rademaker – 3rd place Varsity (tie)
Ronnie Brust – 2nd place Honors alternate (tie)
Rachael Meyer – 2nd place Honors alternate (tie)
Wyatt Hundstad – 3rd place Scholastic alternate
Jacob Wirka – 3rd place Varsity alternate

Mathematics
Paris Mood – 1st place Scholastic
Sydney Kudritzki – 2nd place Scholastic

Music
Sydney Kudritzki – 3rd place Scholastic
Rachael Meyer – 1st place Honors alternate
Ronnie Brust – 3rd place Honors alternate
Wyatt Hundstad – 3rd place Scholastic alternate
Jacob Wirka – 3rd place Varsity alternate

Science & Social Studies
Parker Nicholls – 3rd place Varsity
Jacob Wirka – 1st place Varsity alternate
Rachael Meyer – 2nd place Honors alternate
Wyatt Hundstad – 3rd place Scholastic alternate

“We were excited to see students medal at all levels and in several subjects,” commented WHS AcaDeca Co-Sponsor Andi Mann. “Across the board, the team performed very well.”

The 2013 State Finals will be held Feb. 15-16 at Creighton University in Omaha. Good luck at State Warrior AcaDeca!

WHS AcaDeca Qualifies for 2013 State Finals!

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