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Mead AcaDeca State Bound, Again!


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The Mead Academic Decathlon team has qualified for the State Finals, after a stellar showing at the Regional competition held at Midland University on January 21, 2017.

The team was buoyed by their performance in the Super Quiz.  Six team members, representing three different GPA levels, took turns two-at-a-time answering 10 Social Science Questions centered around World War II.  The students answered 17 of 30 correct, placing only behind Mt. Michael, who paced the Midland site with 21 of 30.  The 17 correct was also good for second place in the Very Small Schools division, falling only behind Lourdes Central Catholic's 22 of 30.

The six members who received Silver medals for their Super Quiz triumph were Cali Carritt and Alexis Cruz in the Varsity division, Josiah Sohriakoff and Cole Zima in the Scholastic division, and Ethan Dyas and Emily Hanson in the Honors division.

On the individual side, many Mead AcaLetes also took home medals.

Ethan Dyas earned a Silver in Honors Music, a Silver in Honors Mathematics and a Bronze in Honors Science.  Ethan also placed 4th in Honors Art, 4th in Honors Economics and was recognized as the top overall scorer for the Mead team.  Ethan was also the 4th highest scorer in the Honors division at the Very Small School level.

Cole Zima earned a Bronze in Scholastic Economics.  He also placed 4th in Scholastic Art, 5th in Scholastic Music, 5th in Scholastic Mathematics, and 5th in Scholastic Science.  Cole was also the 4th highest scorer in the Scholastic division at the Very Small School level.

Cali Carritt earned a Silver in Varsity Mathematics.

McKenna Holloway earned a Silver in Alternate Honors Music, a Bronze in Alternate Honors Language and Literature, a Bronze in Alternate Honors Art, and a Bronze in Alternate Honors Economics.  McKenna also placed 4th in Alternate Honors Science and 5th in Alternate Honors Mathematics.  McKenna was the 3rd highest scorer in the Alternate Honors division at the Very Small School level.

Mary Linscomb earned the team's only individual Gold medal in Alternate Honors Music.  Mary also placed 4th in Alternate Honors Language and Literature and 4th in Alternate Honors Mathematics.  

Also placing were Emily Hanson, 5th in Honors Art and 5th in Honors Mathematics, and Josiah Sohriakoff, 5th in Scholastic Mathematics.

As a team, Mead placed 3rd at the Very Small School level.  Lourdes Central Catholic won the Very Small School championship and Humboldt Table Rock Steinauer came in second.  There were 11 teams competing at the Very Small School level.

The team will compete at the State competition on February 17-18 at Creighton University.

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