The Perry High School Academic Decathlon Team competed at the State competition on Friday and Saturday March 1st and 2nd, and represented their school very well. The competition was held at ADM High School, in Adel Iowa, and the theme was the 1960’s: A Transformational Decade. The participants each wrote an essay, performed a speech, held an interview and were tested over their knowledge in the areas of Art, Music, Social Studies, Science, Economics, Math and Literature.
The Perry Team finished 8th overall in the Small School Division, and the Alternate Team was 5th in the Small School Alternate Division. Four Perry Students were also medal winners. In the Varsity Division, Krista Hines earned a bronze medal for her 3rd place essay. In the Scholastic Division, Camden Studer brought home a gold medal for his 1st place finish in the Essay category, and Madison Mason also took 1st place earning a gold medal with her Interview. In the Scholastic Alternate division, Bree Martin earned 7 medals, including 4 bronze for 3rd place finishes in Art, Music, Math and Essay categories, and 3 silver medals for her 2nd place finishes in Economics, Literature and Science.
State Competitors include: Seniors- Kayla McFarland, Camden Studer, Madison Mason, Devin Carrillo and Krista Hines. Juniors- Alexandra Tasler, Kaylynn Bousman, Bailey Piper, and Bree Martin. Sophomore- Jocelyn Hopkins. The team is coached by Teresa Kresse and Lisa Schumacher.
Congratulations to the entire team. All the students performed well and represented their school proudly. They are excited to begin preparation for the 2019-2020 competitions, which will be themed: “In Sickness and in Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness.”