Madera County Academic Decathlon

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    Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 2, 2019 for the 37th Annual Academic Decathlon.  Seven schools from throughout Madera County will study The 1960s: A Transformational Decade.

    Participating schools include:  Chawanakee Academy, Chowchilla High School, Glacier High Charter School, Liberty High School, Madera High School, Madera South High School and Yosemite High School. 

    The Academic Decathlon is a high school competition challenging students in 10 areas of study.  Seven of the events are written tests, Art, Economics, Math, Music, Language and Literature, Science and Social Science.  Students will also write essays, deliver prepared and impromptu speeches, and participate in interviews.  Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the 1960s throughout the day.  This year’s required novel for the literature test is Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard.  

    Students will also have a chance to deliver a prepared speech on the topic of their choice and an impromptu speech from a list of topics.  In addition, students will go through a mock interview before a panel of judges.

    The Super Quiz event starts at 3:00 p.m. and is open to the public.  A reception will immediately follow the Super Quiz.  The Awards Ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m.  The Decathlon will be held at Madera South High School.

    The California Academic Decathlon website provides updates and general information on the program and can be found at

    For more information, please contact Kristi Winter, Coordinator, Student Events at (559) 662-3873. 

2018 Madera County Winning Team and State Decathlon Medalists

Yosemite High School's winning team
Bryce Talbot and Hannah Hurtado, medalists at the state Decathlon
2018 Top Scoring Students