This past weekend, the Wasatch High School Academic Decathlon team competed and took second in state. The accomplishment came with a strong team effort. All team members won medals for their individual performances, as well as contributing to the total team score. Every individual competed in ten areas that they have all been preparing for both individually and in team meetings during the current school year.
Individually, Sven Soderborg earned silver medals in mathematics and economics and gold medals in science and essay. He was also the team’s top scorer. Hannah Heath earned a silver medal in music and a gold medal in speech. Robin Duke earned bronze medals inmusic, speech, professional interview, and social science and a gold medal in art. Fischer Wagstaff earned bronze medals in language and literature, art, mathematics and essay, plus a silver medal in speech, and a gold medal in social science. Caleb West earned silver medals in language and literature, science, art, economics, and social science, and gold medals in music, mathematics, and essay. Hyrum Gailey earned a gold medal in speech. Elijah Carlson earned bronze medals in language and literature, and art. Seth Saxton earned bronze medals in language and literature, science, speech, and interview and silver medals in art and mathematics.
Members compete in groupings determined by their GPA. The team represented Wasatch well, both by their performances and by their behavior. Congratulations to each of them.
The focus of next year’s competition will be sickness and health. The team will study health care through the ages, the biology of cancer, and will be reading the book “Frankenstein,” as well as studying for the other areas. Anyone interested in being part of next year’s team may talk with Mrs. Dickson at the high school. The team has a tradition of doing well at state.