Juneau-Douglas High School's Academic Decathlon team poses on March 2 after returning from the statewide competition held at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Standing, from left, are adviser Karina Reyes, Daniel Piorkowski, Sam Messerschmidt, Faye Van Dusseldorp, Andrea Axmann and Ethan Hubbard. Kneeling are Dana Shannon and team captain Maggie Schoenfeld.
Students competed in three divisions: honors, scholastic and varsity. Those who earned medals were Piorkowski, gold in interview; Schoenfeld, golds in art and interview; and Hubbard, bronzes in essay, interview and language arts. Schoenfeld had the highest Juneau team score. Shannon also placed in the top 10 for math and music. Piorkowski placed in the top 10 for speech.