22 Jan, 2019
On Saturday, January 19th, the Martinsville High School Academic Decathlon team competed in the USAD District Competition at Madison High School. The team received 24 First Place Awards, 24 Second Place Awards and 12 Third Place Awards; earning a total of 41,841.1 points.
District Competition Awards
“The team is pumped to keep working hard and compete at the state competition at Purdue University on February 8-9. If successful, the team will win their 20th Academic Decathlon State Championship”, said Chris Sturgeon, Academic Decathlon coach and MHS teacher.
The US Academic Decathlon (USAD) is a 10-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students. Each high school enters a team of nine students: 3 Honor students (3.750 – 4.00 GPA), 3 Scholastic students (3.00 – 3.749 GPA), and 3 Varsity students (0.00 – 2.999 GPA) – usad.org.