Massachusetts Academic Decathlon is an academic competition in which teams of 9 high school students battle in 10 different events:
It's about daring to push your limits, to master college-level material and to practice skills, like public speaking, that might be wholly new to you. It's about the people you'll meet along the way -- the coaches who will mentor you, the competitors who will challenge you, and the teammates who will become your lifelong friends.Dr. Les Martisko
On Thursday-Saturday, April 19-21, 2018, Acton-Boxborough RHS and Ashland HS joined seventy other top teams from around the world to face off at the National Finals in Frisco, Texas!
Acton-Boxborough placed 5th in Division I with their highest medal count since 2004, and Ashland took 3rd place in Division IV!
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School:
Acton-Boxborough took home a total of 16 medals, their highest count since 2004, and set a new team record by having all nine of their students earn medals! Pratheek Hegde also set two team records with his medal count and overall score, and the team as a whole earned medals in nine of the ten events.
In addition to their 16 medals, the team took home two special awards: Pratheek Hegde won the B. Franklin Reinauer Economics Prize for his perfect score on the Economics test, and Matthew Zheng earned the Dr. Robert D. Peterson Founder's Scholarship for improving his overall score by nearly 1,000 points from States!
Ashland High School:
Ashland placed a whopping third overall in Division IV and took home 14 medals! Additionally, team top scorer Arthur Wang took first place overall in the Varsity division, an outstanding achievement.
|November 17, 2018||Round 1||Tewksbury Memorial High School|
|February 2, 2019||Regionals||Acton-Boxborough, Milford, and Pittsfield High Schools|
|March 2, 2019||State Finals||TBD|
|April 25-27, 2019||USAD Nationals||Bloomington, Minnesota|
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