Academic Decathlon Lecture Day
October 25, 2018
10:00 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
$10.00 per person (lunch included)
Registration Due: October 18
Payment must accompany registration
1140 N. Gateway Drive, Madera
Educators will present information, tips, and helpful hints in Decathlon subject areas!
State Decathletes Visit Madera for Lecture Day!
Madera County's Academic Decathletes joined students from throughout California for the Madera County Academic Decathlon Lecture Day on Thursday, October 26. Valley experts lectured on six subject areas to more than 500 students from throughout the state.
“For 11 years we have been able to bring this wonderful event to Madera,” said Dr. Cecilia Massetti, Madera County Superintendent of Schools. “We are excited to offer this event to all decathletes each year!”
Decathletes were invited to attend four of seven sessions throughout the day. Sessions included: Art of Africa, presented by Susana Sosa, Fresno City College professor; Literature, Things Fall Apart, presented by Art Davis, Madera County Superintendent of Schools director; Music of Africa, presented by Dr. Dieter Wulfhorst, Fresno Pacific University professor; Atlantic Slave Trade, presented by Dr. Kevin Dawson, UC Merced professor; Imperialism and Independence, presented by Dr. Muey Saeteurn, UC Merced professor; Infectious Diseases, presented by Dr. Katrina Hoyer, UC Merced professor and Dr. Kirk Jensen, UC Merced professor; and Speech, presented by Dr. Brad Millar, Madera Center professor.
“We are grateful to the local experts and professors who generously shared their knowledge and expertise with our students to help them prepare for the Academic Decathlon,” said David Hernandez, president, Madera County Schools Foundation.
Professors lectured for at least two 50 minute sessions throughout the day.
Each session was geared toward the topics and areas of study for the 2018 Academic Decathlon. This year’s Decathlon theme is Africa. Students will take tests in art, economics, language and literature, math, music, science and social science.
The lectures were held from 10:00 a.m.-2:40 p.m. at Movies Madera. Each speaker lectured in a theater and students moved about the different theaters.
Owner Bob Gran donated the theater and staff for the event. The event is sponsored by Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Superintendent of Schools.