S TUD E N T P RO GR AMS (Co nt inue d ) Decathlon continued from page 9 Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded for individual events and overall scores. The broad base of awards allows for major recognition of academic accomplishment. For a complete list of individual and team winners, please visit the South Central Service Cooperative website www.mnscsc.org/decathlon.
A new theme of study is established every year with topics that are relevant, current and challenging. This year’s theme was World War II. The theme for 2017-2018 is Africa! Interested in learning more about how to start an Academic Decathlon® team in your school? Please contact Joyce Swenson (507) 389-5107.
St. Peter Team and Avalon Student Represent Minnesota at 2017 USAD Nationals
he St. Peter High School team and individual Benjamin Stever-Zeitlin from Avalon School attended the 2017 USAD Nationals in Madison, WI April 20–22 representing Minnesota. Three students earned four individual medals (three for essay: Benjamin Stever-Zeitlin, Bennett Combs and Winston Taylor; and one for math: Bennett Combs). The St. Peter team also took third place in their division for Super Quiz™ Relay. In addition, Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial will have a team of middle school students Winston Taylor (St. Peter) delivering his speech at nationals (left) and Benjamin Stever-Zeitlin with his bronze medal for essay (right) (grades 7-8) participating at the United States Academic Penthalon® Nationals in Minnesota May 19-20.
Students receiving their medals for essay (l-r): Benjamin Stever-Zeitlin, Bennett Combs and Winston Taylor
St. Peter High School team after Super Quiz™ Relay (left) and after receiving their Division III third place award for Super Quiz™ Relay (right).