Academic Decathlon


The Nebraska Academic Decathlon promotes academic growth, teamwork, and communication skills among students of all achievement levels through statewide academic competitions. The 2012-2013 school year was Mount Michael Benedictine's  inaugural year competing in the Academic Decathlon. In the 1st year of compention they captured the State Runner-up Trophy and are now 3 time defending State Champions.


Nebraska Academic Decathlon - National Academic Decathlon


Back row: Max deMayo, Matthew Thiele, Luka Mixan, Mr. David Cormier (Coach)
Middle Row:  Jackie Wu, Henry O'Callaghan, Broden Kaps,
Front Row: Andrew Ahn, Jacob Bova, Kevin Arul, Jacob Ramaekers, Michael Fischer, Walter Wear


2016 Small School State Champions

The Mount Michael Knights reign as the 2016 small school Academic Decathlon State Champions. The competition was held on the campus of Creighton University.  

This year's Academic Decathlon theme was India. Schools of all sizes competed simultaneously.  The final event was the Super Quiz.  Mount Michael placed 2nd n the Small School division for the Super Quiz. Congratulation Knights!

In the competition each team is divided into 3 levels according to GPA. The three levels are Honors, Scholastic, and Varsity.  Each level is then represented by 3 members of the team.

Mount Michael Medal Winners


Broden Kaps:  1st Essay, 2nd Math, 3rd Speech & Econ; Team High Score; 2nd overall honors
Henry O’Callaghan:  1st Music; 2nd Econ & Lit; 3rd Art & Science; 3rd overall honors
Andrew Ahn:  3rd Art & Music
Alternate Honors: 
Matthew Thiele:  1st Hard Science & Soft Science, 2nd Humanities

Max deMayo:  1st Math, 2nd Art, Econ, Science, & Essay; 3rd Lit; 1st overall scholastic
Luka Mixan:  1st Art, Econ, Science, & Essay; 3rd Lit & Music; 2nd overall scholastic
Jacob Bova:  1st Music & Interview; 2nd Math, 3rd Art, Science, & Essay; 3rd overall scholastic
Alternate Scholastic:
Jackie Wu:  1st Hard Science & Soft Science, 2nd Humanities

Jacob Ramaekers:  1st Math & Speech; 2nd Essay, Art, Econ, Lit, & Music; 3rd Science, 1st overall varsity
Walter Wear:  1st Econ, Music, Science, Essay, Interview; 3rd Art & Math; 2nd overall varsity
Michael Fischer:  1st Art & Lit; 2nd Science; 3rd Essay & Econ; 3rd overall varsity
Alternate Varsity:
Kevin Arul:  1st Hard Science, Soft Science, & Humanities

58 subject medals won out of 90 possible
25 gold
16 silver
17 bronze




2016 State Champions
2015 National 3rd Place (Online Competition)

2015 State Champion

2014 National Runner-up (Online Competition)
2014 State Champion 

2013: State Runner-Up
(2013 was Mount Michael's 1st year of competition)