2018 Alaska State Champions and Division III National Champions!
Academic Decathlon (referred to as "AcDc" at Kayhi) is a multidisciplinary scholastic competition between teams of high school students competing in ten events:
Art — Economics — Essay — Interview — Literature
Mathematics — Music — Science — Social Science — Speech
There is also a SuperQuiz team event that combines questions from the seven objective events. Groups of three decathletes answer the questions together quickly in a quiz-show format.
Each decathlete participates in every event and has the opportunity to win individual medals for first, second, or third place in their grade category. A full team has nine decathletes, three from each of the U.S. Academic Decathlon's grade categories—Honors (3.8-4.0 GPA), Scholastic (3.2-3.79) and Varsity (0.0-3.19). This ensures every school has a diverse team with varying levels of academic success.
The theme for the 2021-2022 season is "Water: A Most Essential Resource." The curriculum includes marine biology and the history of water's impact on humanity, as well as art, literature, and music related to the theme of water. The decathletes also need to read Jack London's novel The Sea Wolf.
This year, our team has competed in a virtual national scrimmage, and is planning to compete in a Southeast regional meet in December and a virtual state scrimmage in January. The team will then compete at the state tournament in Anchorage in February.
The Kayhi team has been highly competitive at the state level over the past several years, placing 4th in the state in 2016, 2nd in 2017, 4th in 2019, and 3rd in 2021. In 2018, Kayhi won the Alaska State championship and then went on to win the Division III (small schools) USAD national championship.
Please email coach Peter Stanton at the address below for more information. Students interested in joining the team should get in touch as soon as possible!