Nine Juneau-Douglas High School students will compete tonight in Anchorage for the culminating “Super Quiz” event at the 2015 GCI Alaska Academic Decathlon. Students will be asked questions about this year’s topic, “New Alternatives and Energy; Ingenuity and Innovation” on live-stream.
About 150 students from across Alaska have competed in the competition this week in 10 individual and team events including economics, essays, art, interviews, language, literature, math, music, science, social science and speech.
Winners of scholarships and awards will be announced in a ceremony on Saturday. Successful teams will continue on to the U.S. Academic Decathlon.
The JDHS Decathlon Team includes: Elle Campbell (senior), Michielle Corpuz (senior), David Derbesy (senior), Tasha Elizarde (sophomore), Timothy Flanagan (senior), Megan Sheufelt (senior), Gillian Smith (freshman), Etienne Soboleff (senior) and Matthew Woodland (sophomore).
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the theme due to an incorrect press release, this has since been corrected. The spelling of "decathlon" has also been corrected.