The Monmouth Academy Academic Decathlon Team, coached by Cathy and Scott Foyt, won the Academic Decathlon State Championship on March 3 at Scarborough High School.

The top five schools in this year’s state academic decathlon championship were Monmouth Academy, Scarborough High School placed second, Bangor High School placed third, Hall-Dale High School placed fourth and Calais High School placed fifth.

Academic decathlon is comprised of A, B and C students, who study as a team for a year and then compete in 10 different categories: Art, economics, essay, interview, language/literature, mathematics, music, science, social science and speech. The theme changes every year, this year’s theme is Africa; and next year’s theme will be the 1960s.

In the past, Monmouth has competed in the following National Academic Decathlon Championships: California in 1999, Arizona in 2002, Idaho in 2004, Minnesota in 2013, Alaska in 2016, and this year, the team will travel in April to the National Championship in Frisco, Texas.

The following students participated this year for Monmouth and won the following medals:

Alternate Team Members: Jocelyn Coffin, Taylor Whalen, Grace Vierling, Joe Crocker, Delaney Houston, Chloe Dwinal, Alicen Burnham, Cammie Houston, Hayden Luce (bronze — music), Jessica Clavet (bronze — art), Kyle Gunnells (bronze — music), and Evan Hasenfus (silver — essay and bronze — economics).

Competition Team Members: Kaitlin Hunt, Natalie Grandahl (gold — language/literature and silver — interview), Ed Zuis (silver — speech and bronze — math and art), Chris Dumont (silver — music, essay, and language/literature and bronze — social science), Rhayna Poulin (silver — language/literature and science and bronze — essay, art, and social science), Amber Currie (silver — speech, music, and essay, and bronze — interview, art, and language/literature), Bryce Boulet (gold — speech, silver — art, social science, and language/literature, and bronze — science, essay, economics, and music), Dylan Goff (gold — interview and economics, silver — language/literature, and bronze — science), and Jaryd Bates (gold — essay, economics, art, social science, music, language/literature, and silver — science and math).

Highest Team Scorer — Dylan Goff; third highest Varsity Scorer in Maine — Amber Currie; second highest Varsity Scorer in Maine — Bryce Boulet; second highest Honors Scorer and second highest all Divisions Scorer in Maine — Dylan Goff; and Highest Varsity Scorer in the State of Maine — Jaryd Bates.

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