Congratulations to our National Competitors from Iowa! 
Cedar Rapids Jefferson
earned 2nd Place as a team in Division II and in Super Quiz!! 
Individual medals went to 

Emma Lassen (H) GOLD Interview

Chiara Affatigato (H) SILVER Art

Caroline Winter (H) BRONZE Economics, SILVER Music, BRONZE Literature, BRONZE Art, and SILVER OVERALL

Karlee Colby (S) GOLD Literature, SILVER Art, and BRONZE OVERALL 

Elizabeth Buchheim (S) BRONZE Science 

Daniel Daugherty (S) BRONZE Social Science and BRONZE Science

Logan Hannen (V) BRONZE Economics, SILVER Social Science, GOLD Science, GOLD Speech, and BRONZE Interview

Mackenzie Varo (V) SILVER Literature, BRONZE Art, and SILVER Speech

Elias Etten (V) GOLD Music, BRONZE Social Science, GOLD Science, SILVER Art Varsity, SILVER OVERALL 

South Central Calhoun took 7th in Division IV and
came home with four medals:  
AJ Maulsby (S) SILVER Economics, BRONZE Music, and BRONZE Science
Zach Chanchom (V) SILVER Music

Dowling Catholic placed 5th in the Large School Division Online
One individual medal went to 
Eleanor Ball (H) BRONZE Literature

Union placed 11th in the Medium School Division Online
Individual medals went to

Libby Sauer (V) SILVER Art

Lucian Rockhold (V) SILVER Literature

Grundy Center/Dike New Hartford placed 6th in the Small School Division Online

Alex Christie (H) GOLD Essay

Joseph Janssen (H) BRONZE Social Science 

Zachary Delfs (V) GOLD Essay

2019 STATE Team Scores2019 STATE Individual Scores
Small SchoolLarge SchoolHighest Scoring Students
S Central Calhoun38,673CR Jefferson44,184HCaroline WinterCR Jefferson8,553.6
GC/DNH31,938Dowling Catholic38,524HCecilia BecickaDowling Catholic8,470.4
Union31,812CR Kennedy35,044HEleanor BallDowling Catholic8,296.1
Clear Creek Amana29,982CR Washington33,825SAJ MaulsbySouth Central Calhoun7,346.4
Algona29,127Johnston33,071SCamille GervaisDSM North7,230.3
Adel DeSoto Minburn27,372DSM North31,499SKarlee ColbyCR Jefferson6,978.1
Spirit Lake26,869Mason City29,201VElias EttenCR Jefferson7,042.4
Perry25,153Denison29,090VLogan HannenCR Jefferson6,576.3
Tipton25,039DSM Hoover26,029VMackenzie VaroCR Jefferson6,439.1
South Hardin23,569Urbandale25,561
Mount Vernon18,751Iowa City West21,204
AGWSR17,264Highest Scoring Speeches
Emma LassenDSM North985
Iowa's Representing Team at USAD NationalsMaddison RathAlgona930
Cedar Rapids Jefferson
Iowa's Representing Teams
at USAD's Online Nationals
Iowa's Representing Division IV Team 
at USAD Nationals
Large Division:Dowling Catholic
Medium Division:UnionSouth Central Calhoun
Small Division:Grundy Center Dike New Hartford

Academic Decathlon is the foremost academic challenge for high school students!

Congratulations to the IOWA STUDENTS who competed this weekend in Adel!  It was such an incredible weekend of sharing, watching relationships grow, and genuine fun and laughter among intellectual teens and adults. I believe the unique introductions by the ADM decathlon team set the mood for the weekend, which grew into much more than a competition -- singing and dancing to music from the 60s at lunch, an impromptu dodgeball competition in the gym (thankful for no injuries to the numerous adults who participated), a whole-group singing of "Sweet Caroline" at the banquet, two phenomenal and heart-felt speech presentations, and lots and lots of smiles and laughter throughout the weekend. These are the experiences that make me smile and know that I will always be thankful for my experiences as a teacher and our future is in good hands!

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Ever humbled by our students and coaches,


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