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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2019 State Champions

Eileen Sullivan (coach), Dave Cormier (coach) John Ackerman, Donovan Clements, Addison Cousin-Hardrick, Matthew Geary, Tharein, Potuhera,Riley Goddard, J.P. Jensen, Gerald Righter, Sam Peters, Andrew Wilson, Jack Larson, Cole Dorfmeyer

The Mount Michael Academic Decathlon team reigns once again as the Nebraska Small School State Champion. This is the Knights’ 6th consecutive championship.

First place in Super Quiz
State Small School Champions
2nd overall in the state


Medals from the State Competition

February 15-16, 2019
J.P. Jensen: 1st Math, Music, Speech, Essay; 2nd Econ, Science; 3rd Lit, Interview; 1st overall honors; Team high score; Highest overall score in the state
Gerald Righter: 1st Art, Lit, Science; 2nd Econ, Music; 3rd overall honors
Sam Peters: 2nd Music, Science; 3rd Econ, Lit

Alternate Honors:
Tharein Potuhera: 1st Fine Arts and Hard Science; 2nd Soft Science

Donovan Clements: 1st Art, Econ, Lit, Essay; 3rd Science; 2nd overall scholastic
John Ackerman: 1st Econ; 2nd Lit, Math, Music
Matt Geary: 2nd Science; 3rd Econ, Lit

Alternate Scholastic:
Jack Larsen: 1st Fine Arts & Soft Science; 2nd Hard Science

Riley Goddard: 1st Econ, Math, Science, Essay; 2nd Art, Lit, Music; 1st overall varsity
Andrew Wilson: 1st Art, Lit, Music; 2nd speech; 3rd Math, Science; 3rd overall varsity
Cole Dorfmeyer: 3rd Lit

Alternate Varsity:
Addison Cousin-Hardrick: 1st Fine Arts & Soft Science; 2nd Hard Science

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)