Iowa Academic Decathlon

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2022 Regional Competitions

Central Iowa

Thursday & Friday,

January 27 & 28, 2022

For information, contact

Sue Cline at


Carrie Forristall at


Sign up here to VOLUNTEER for the Central Iowa Regional:

Northwestern Iowa

Thursday & Friday,

January 27 & 28, 2022

For information, contact

Theresa Waechter at

Northerneastern Iowa

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

For information, contact

Renee Gingery at


Sign up here to VOLUNTEER for the Grundy Center Regional:

Eastern Iowa

Saturday, January 29, 2022

For information, contact

Kevin Darrow at

2022 State Competition

will be held at

Mason City High School

on March 4 & 5, 2022.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS!!! Consider volunteering this year!

Feedback from our judges:

Lots of you worked very hard to test out new processes and procedures, and took on actions that required flexibility. Thank you all for thinking outside of the box to make this happen for our students!

While I know there will be discussion on ways to improve things, in person or remote, there are lots of positives to be thankful for, as always!

This has been Cool!!! I'd definitely do it again!

Social Worker from Tennessee: "It was a lot of fun! I'd definitely volunteer if it was virtual again." (Also, she noted she did not hear one single "Y'all")

It was very good! The students were great! Gives me hope for the future

It was a great day!

Why didn’t you ask me to do this years ago? (side note: this is a quote from a friend of Neil’s that vaguely references one of those friendly inside jokes)

There’s a lot of resilience with these kids and they give me hope for the future.

I like in person interactions but this went very well virtually. Kudos to you and the planning team!

I am in for next year.

This was a blessing. Thank you.

Our 2020 Waterloo Legionaires

We support YOU!

Special thanks to the American Legion of Iowa for supporting our Iowa students both financially and through local legionnaires honoring our students by presenting our state awards.

USAD National Information:

The National essay and art events will take place online prior to the Virtual Nationals taking place April 20 – April 23, 2022. The essay test will be held March 31, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. Central Daylight time with the art test immediately following the essay. All students MUST participate on this day. All teams are required to participate in a practice set-up that will be available from 12:30 pm CDT on March 24, 2022 through 5:00 pm CDT on March 30, 2022.

Practice Essay and Art: March 24, 2022-March 30, 2022

Essay and Art: March 31, 2022 | Remaining Objective Tests: April 21, 2022

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