By Cheyenne Mathews
Editor in Chief
This past weekend the Academic Decathlon team won 20 different individual medals at the GCI State Academic Decathlon tournament in Anchorage. Kayhi’s team won medals in nine out of the ten events and was fourth place overall, losing the third place trophy to last year’s state champions by nine points.
Senior Liz Vossen won gold in Literature, gold in Art, gold in Social Science, silver in Science, silver in Music, bronze in Interview, and was the highest-scoring varsity student at the tournament.
Senior Lora Starr won gold in Art, silver in Literature, bronze in Social Science and had the 4th highest individual total score of anyone at the tournament. This was Starr’s first year in AcDc. Another first year AcDc member and senior Sage Acteson won gold in Science, gold in Essay, silver in Math, and bronze in Economics. Senior Jesalyn Cachero won gold in the music category.
Several underclassman also walked away with individual medals. Sophomore Emme Andersen won gold in Art and gold in Interview as an alternate. Sophomore Max Varela won gold in Economics as an alternate. Sophomore Largim Zhuta won bronze in Economics. Sophomore Lydia Sumrall won bronze in Math and silver in Music.
In the team SuperQuiz category, Kayhi won a silver medal and tied with the state champions. Kayhi also won the most improved award for increasing their scores from last year by 20%. Kayhi’s total score was the highest in team history.