Academic Decathlon Lecture Day

  • MCSOS Hosted State Decathletes in Madera!

    On October 17, nearly 500 Academic Decathletes from throughout California attended the 13th Annual Academic Decathlon Lecture Day in Madera. Valley experts lectured on six subject areas pertaining to the topic of “In Sickness and In Health: A History of Illness and Wellness.”
    A huge thank you to our presenters!
    Decathletes were allowed to attend four of six sessions throughout the day. Sessions included: Illness and Wellness in Art, presented by Susana Sosa, Fresno City College professor; Literature, Frankenstein, presented by Art Davis, retired educator; Mortality Made Musical, presented by Dr. Dieter Wulfhorst, retired professor; History of Healthcare, presented by Dr. Barbara Maselli, Fresno Pacific University professor; Biology of Cancer, presented by Dr. Stephen Wilson, UC Merced graduate student; and Speech, presented by Dr. Brad Millar, Madera Center professor.
    Each person lectured for at least three 50 minute sessions throughout the day.
    The event was held from 10:00 a.m.-2:40 p.m. at Movies Madera.
    Owner Bob Gran, once again, donated the theater and staff for the event. The event is sponsored by Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Superintendent of Schools.

    Check back in August for registration information for the October 2020 event or contact Kristi Winter at 559-662-3873 for more details.