Theme for 2020-2021: The Cold War

 Changes for 2020-2021 Competition Year


USAD CHANGE:
GPA Ranges for 
Determining Honor, Scholastic, Varsity
Honor:  3.80 - 4.00
Scholastic:  3.20 - 3.79
Varsity:  3.19 and below



Due to the school closings during the Coronavirus Pandemic, courses from the spring term of 2020 WILL NOT BE INCLUDED  to determine student GPAs for decathlon competitions. 
Do not count courses taken during this term.
IAD CHANGE:
Determining School Size Divisions 
or State Competition
The highest scoring 24 schools from the four regionals will be invited to the 2021 IAD State Competition.
They will then be divided in half to determine the 12 large and 12 small schools according to size. Large schools will be the 12 qualifying schools with the largest populations. Small schools will be the 12 qualifying schools with the smallest populations.
*Qualifications for  USAD National Competitions will continue to be dependent on USAD guidelines and requirements.

The USAD NATIONAL COMPETITION will be online:
April 29 - May 1, 2021.
Speeches and interviews - 
Thursday, April 28, 2021
Objective testing - 
Friday, April 29, 2021



CONGRATULATIONS to the 24 Iowa teams that participated in the 2020 State Competition held at Waterloo East High School on March 6 & 7!




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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.


Our 2020 Waterloo Legionnaires


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