Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Sacramento County needs volunteers for Academic Decathlon

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:00 am

If you like fast-paced, high-spirited academic competition and want to help dedicated and hard-working teens realize their goals, then the Sacramento County Academic Decathlon needs you.

The 33rd Annual Sacramento County Academic Decathlon will be held Saturday at Inderkum High School in Natomas. Twenty-one local high school teams made up of some of the top scholars in the county will compete. The 2013 theme is "Russia."

Organizers need volunteers to assist with all Decathlon events. Community members can volunteer as test proctors and guides, interview judges, and Super Quiz proctors.

The Academic Decathlon is a competitive event that stimulates academic achievement and honors "athletes of the mind." The competition provides students the opportunity to participate in an educational forum, which fosters a deep respect for knowledge, cooperation and self-esteem, according to the Sacramento County Office of Education.

Like the decathlon of the ancient Greeks, the Academic Decathlon consists of 10 events. The Academic Decathlon includes tests in art, music, language and literature, mathematics, economics, science and social science. In addition, there are communication tests that include the writing of an essay, the delivery of both a prepared and an impromptu speech, and an interview.

For questions about volunteering at this year's Sacramento County Academic Decathlon, call Claudia Golsong at 916-228-2670 or email cgolsong@ scoe.net

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don't pretend you're someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don't insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.

Welcome to the discussion.

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Loading…

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists