Madera County Academic Decathlon

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    Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 5, 2022 for the 40th Annual Academic Decathlon. Eight schools from throughout Madera County will study the topic "Water: A Most Essential Resource." This year we plan to hold the event in-person! Speech, interview, and Super Quiz events will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Madera South High School.

    Participating schools include: Chawanakee Academy, Chowchilla High School, Glacier High Charter School, Liberty High School, Madera High School, Madera South High School, Matilda Torres 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 online multiple-choice tests: art, economics, math, music, language and literature, science and social science. Objective testing will be held on Tuesday, February 1 at individual school sites.  This year’s required novel for the literature test is The Sea-Wolf by Jack London.  Students will also write an essay prior to the event.  

    Students will 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 on Saturday, February 5.

    The Super Quiz starts at 11:30 a.m. on February 5.  Parents, school administration, and community members will be able to watch the Super Quiz in person or online.

    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.