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From Glenn Koegel, State Director:

USAD nationals concluded in late April. 

Medium School:  Westwood Regional HS - 7th of 15 schools

Individual Awards:  Thomas Tedesco - Essay Honors - Gold
                                Jorden Berry - Social Science - Scholastic - Silver
                                Kristen Zozulia - Art Honors - Bronze
Large School:  Kinnelon HS - 6th of 12 schools

No individual awards - Awards dominated by California school (had 8 of 
the 9 overall high scorers)

Parsippany took seven
 students (1 short in H and S) and finished fifth of 10 US schools in Division II, missing third by about 400 points.  Congratulations!!

Five of the seven students were awarded medals for top three finishes in their competition levels in Division III.

I have included team scores for Parsippany's decathletes, including a listing of medals. 
Comprehensive Final Team Report By Division II
School Name                                              Team Total & Division Rank
30 - Parsippany High School 
  38,404.7        5   
Student Name
  Total Econ.  Music Soc.  Sci. Math Lit. Science Art Interview Speech Essay
3001 - Katherine Yang 6,809.3 760.0 700.0 720.0 514.3 880.0 420.0 740.0 695.0 695.0 685.0
3002 - Ellie Xu 6,793.4 640.0 700.0 680.0 371.4 720.0 640.0 820.0 805.0 845.0 572.0
3004 - Daniel Kuo 6,442.4 580.0 680.0 900.0 371.4 660.0 520.0 760.0 805.0 605.0 561.0
3005 - Alice Limanova 6,496.3 720.0 700.0 460.0 514.3 640.0 540.0 720.0 770.0 855.0 577.0
3007 - Will Chen 6,972.0 800.0 660.0 780.0 400.0 560.0 780.0 780.0 760.0 820.0 632.0
3008 - Adam Ye 3,817.1 560.0 500.0 240.0 257.1 300.0 220.0 400.0 660.0 680.0 0.0
3009 - Hugh Kwong 4,891.3 460.0 380.0 300.0 314.3 380.0 540.0 440.0 755.0 855.0 467.0
Awards won by Team Members
3001 Katherine Yang SILVER Division II Literature Honor
3002 Ellie Xu BRONZE Division II Speech Honor
3004 Daniel Kuo BRONZE Division II Social Science Scholastic
3004 Daniel Kuo BRONZE Division II Literature Scholastic 
3005 Alice Limanova SILVER Division II Economics Scholastic
3005 Alice Limanova BRONZE Division II Music Scholastic
3005 Alice Limanova SILVER Division II Mathematics Scholastic
3007 Will Chen SILVER Division II Economics Varsity
3007 Will Chen SILVER Division II Music Varsity
3007 Will Chen SILVER Division II Social Science Varsity
3007 Will Chen SILVER Division II Science Varsity
3007 Will Chen SILVER Division II OVERALL for Varsity
Will Chen's 6972 total was the second highest varsity total in Division II.

Complete results are available on the USAD website.  Individual, international, and US results are commingled for each objective test for Division (school size) and for competition level (H,S,V).

I do not yet have any results for team or individual online competitions, but will distribute when received.

Winner for 2017
Jonathan Wang
West Windsor - Plainsboro North

The Reinauer Scholarship and The Mathematics & Science Scholarship

Jonathan Wang 2017 
Annual ADNJ Academic Award recognizing the Highest Combined Score in Mathematics and Science at the State Competition
Since 1985, promoting excellence in education in New Jersey

The Thrill of Sport, The Rewards of Knowledge

About the Academic Decathlon 
The Academic Decathlon is a series of interscholastic competitions for high school teams nationwide. The Decathlon encourages, recognizes and rewards academic effort and excellence. 

Itís All Teamwork 
The Decathlon tests knowledge and academic skills - but isnít just for the class genius. One of the unique features of the Decathlon is that each team represents a range of achievement levels. The team consists of three students who have "A" averages, three with "B" averages and three with "C" averages. To prepare for competition, the team members begin working and studying together early in the fall. On competition day, all nine team members take the same tests, participate in the same events, and are judged by the same criteria. The teamís final score depends on the performances of ALL its members. 

The Big Ten
The Decathlon competition consists of the following 10 events: 

  • six written, multiple-choice tests (mathematics, science, social sciences, economics, literature, and fine arts) 
    speech (prepared and impromptu) 
  • written essay 
  • interview by a panel of business persons 
  • Super Quiz (the only public portion - a truly exciting climax to the day-long competition) 

State and National Competition 
Four regional decathlons are held throughout New Jersey in early March. The regional winners take part in the State Decathlon three weeks later. The highest scoring team represents New Jersey at the United States Academic Decathlon. 

The New Jersey Experience 
Over 50 high schools in New Jersey have been participating in the regional competitions. Newcomers are welcomed each year. 

The Funding Process 
ADNJ is supported through registration fees paid by participating high schools and corporate contributions. We are grateful for the support of our friends in business and industry who make education a high priority.

Need Information? 
Contact : The Director

The Academic Decathlon of New Jersey
The Premier High School Scholastic Team Competition
62 Lincoln Avenue, Wood-Ridge, NJ  07075
Phone & Fax: 201-935-2970  E-Mail: info@adnj.org
Glenn Koegel, State Director

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