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Mead AcaDeca 2018 State and Regional Results

State Results

On Friday and Saturday, February 16th and 17th, eight students traveled to Bellevue University to compete in the ten events of the Academic Decathlon State Finals.

Friday Night, in addition to completing the interview and speech tests, the Mead team also received its 2nd Place trophy for their efforts in the Very Small School Regional.

During the Super Quiz, Mead was able to compete with the other state qualifiers.

At the Varsity level, Cali Carritt and Jack Munter started out well, answering 5 out of 10 questions correctly.  Alexis Cruz and Cole Zima kept the ball rolling through the Scholastic round, answering 6 out of 10 questions correctly.  The final round, with the Honors students, saw Ethan Dyas, Emily Hanson and Mary Linscomb improve Mead's score even further--as they answered 7 of 10 questions correctly.  Mead's score of 18 was good for a tie for fifth overall, of all the schools present.  In the Small School division, Mead placed third and the students all earned bronze medals for their efforts.

Small School Super Quiz Results:  Mount Michael, 28; Lourdes Central and Wahoo, 19; Mead, 18; Ashland-Greenwood and Brownell-Talbot, 13; Loup City, 12; and Southwest, 10.

Over the course of the events, Ethan Dyas distinguished himself as the Top Scorer for Mead.

No Mead students placed in the top three in any individual test to medal.

Many students did place in the top ten in their respective divisions in the following events:

Ethan Dyas (Honors):  7th in Music, 9th in Mathematics, 5th in Economics, and 8th in Science.

Emily Hanson (Honors):  10th in Mathematics.

Mary Linscomb (Honors):  10th in Music, 10th in Mathematics, and 6th in Speech.

Cole Zima (Scholastic):  8th in Language & Literature, 4th in Art, 10th in Mathematics, 6th in Economics, 10th in Science, and 8th in Interview.

Alexis Cruz (Scholastic):  6th in Science and 9th in Interview.

Cali Carritt (Varsity):  6th in Language & Literature, 6th in Music, 10th in Art, 6th in Mathematics, 9th in Economics, 6th in Science, 6th in Speech, 5th in Interview and 5th in Essay.

Jackson Munter (Varsity):  5th in Language & Literature, 4th in Music, 4th in Art, 8th in Mathematics, 5th in Economics, 8th in Science, and 6th in Essay.

Regional Results

On Saturday, January 20th, 10 Mead High School students traveled to Midland University to compete in the Academic Decathlon Regionals.

The students were individually competing against students in the Very Small School Division across the state for the right to compete at the state tournament to be held at Bellevue University February 16th and 17th.

Ethan Dyas and Mary Linscomb competed in the Honors Division.  Ethan took 3rd Place in the Art, Economics, Music and Science tests.  Ethan was also Mead's High Scorer for the day of competition.

Kelly Richards and Cole Zima competed in the Scholastic Division.  Cole earned 3rd Place in Science and 1st Place in Economics.  Cole also had the 3rd Place total score for all Scholastic students at the Very Small School level.

Cali Carritt and Jackson Munter competed in the Varsity Division.  Cali earned 1st Place in Language and Literature.  Jack took 1st Place in Economics, 2nd Place in Language and Literature, and 2nd Place in Art.

Results for the Alternate Students:

Emily Hanson and Lauren Holloway competed in the Honors Division.  Emily earned 3rd Place in Music and Lauren earned 1st Place in Music.

Alexis Cruz competed in the Varsity Division...and he cleaned up.  Alexis earned 1st Place in Language and Literature and Mathematics.  Alexis earned 2nd Place in Art, Science, and Music.  Alexis earned 3rd Place in Economics.  Alexis also had the 2nd Place total score among all Alternate Varsity students.  

In the Super Quiz, the team showed very well.  Cali and Jack started out strong, answer 6 of 10 questions correctly, putting Mead in 2nd place after the first round.  Kelly and Cole maintained in the second round, answering 4 of 10 correctly and keeping Mead in a tie for 2nd place after with one round to go.  Ethan and Mary answered 5 of 10 correctly in the final round to break the tie and finish second overall in the Super Quiz.

Results of the Super Quiz:  Mount Michael, 23; Mead, 15; Tekamah Herman, 14; Wahoo, 14; East Butler, 13; Roncalli Catholic, 11; and Duchense Academy, 4.

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