Academic Decathlon

The Nebraska Academic Decathlon promotes academic growth, teamwork, and communication skills among students of all achievement levels through statewide and national academic competitions.

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2021 Academic Decathlon State Champions

Back Row: Ryan Tillotson, Andrew Hartin, Jagger Hastings, Matt Geary, Luke Wooten, Dave Cormier. Front Row: Michael Mullin, Jack Giitter, Ryan Quinlan, Wyatt Walters, Michael Kult(Tablet), Jose Gaytan, David Drews.

This 8th consecutive small school State Championship is one to be remembered. The year of Covid-19 moved the seasons competitions to being entirely online. This arrangement worked well for Michael Kult who was remote learning for this entire school year. The year’s topic was the Cold War.

Team:
State Small School Champions
1st place in Super Quiz

Medals from the State Competition

Honors:

Michael Mullin: 1st Econ, Math; 2nd Lit, Mus, Sci; 3rd Art; 1st Overall; Team High Score
Ryan Quinlan: 3rd Econ
Ryan Tillotson: 2nd Econ; 3rd Lit
Alternate Honors:
Matt Geary: 1st Fine Arts, Hard Science, Soft Science

SCHOLASTIC:

David Drews: 1st Art, Econ, Lit, Math; 3rd Mus, Sci; 1st Overall
Jagger Hastings: 2nd Econ, Math, Essay; 3rd Speech, Art
Wyatt Walters: 1st Sci; 2nd Lit; 3rd Econ, Math; 2nd Overall
Alternate Scholastic:
Luke Wooten: 1st Hard Science, Soft Science; 2nd Fine Arts

VARSITY:

Jack Giitter: 2nd Speech, Art, Mus; 3rd Lit, Math; 3rd Overall
Andrew Hartin: 1st Lit, Econ, Math, Mus, Sci; 3rd Speech; 2nd Overall
Mike Kult: 1st Art, Speech, Essay; 2nd Econ, Lit; 3rd Intrvw; 1st Overall
Alternate Varsity:
Jose Gaytan: 1st Fine Arts, Hard Science, Soft Science

2021 State Champions
2020 State Champions
2019 State Champions
2018 National 4th Place Division IV @ Frisco, Texas
2018 State Champions
2017 National 3rd Place @ Madison, Wisconson

2017 All-Division State Champions, National Qualifier
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)