VCS AcDec Team wins State Title!

March 16, 2022 0 comments admin Categories Uncategorized

Valley Christian School is proud to have competed and won the state title in the Small School division for the Ohio State Academic Decathlon Competition!  Students have been studying this year on the theme of “Water” to prepare for the competition.  To prepare, students study in 7 objective test areas and 3 subjective test areas.
Objective:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Art
  • Literature
  • Social science
  • Music
  • Economics

Subjective:

  • Speech- Impromptu and Prepared
  • Interview
  • Essay

Prior to the state competition, students competed in 3 scrimmage competitions with the Erie, PA Academic Sports League.  Students excelled in those competitions taking home at least one medal in each competition.  In February, students competed in an online Regionals competition and placed second in our division.  This last weekend, students dominated the competition taking home 84 medals across all subject areas and winning the state championship!  Valley students Maria Reichard, Jack Gulu, and Kyle Cornell won best score in their respective divisions, sweeping the leaderboard.  Lastly, of all students participating, only 3 students are chosen to give their prepared speeches at the awards ceremony and Junior, Maria Reichard was one of three students from all schools chosen to present her speech “Living life to its fullest”.


Next year’s national Academic Decathlon theme has been released and students will be studying the “American Revolution”.  All incoming High School students are welcome to participate!  Please contact coach Sara Reichard sreichard@valleychristianschools. net if interested.