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State Champions - Academic Decathlon Team

decathlon team

Seneca Valley's Academic Decathlon Team finished 1st place at the state competition on March 8-9 with an outstanding score of 42,290 points.  

Here is a breakdown of the top three schools in the state:

 

  1. Seneca Valley High School - 42,290 points
  2. Souderton High School - 40,874 points
  3. McDowell High School - 36,971 points

 

Seneca Valley's team, comprised of nine exceptional students, will now advance to the USAD National Competition scheduled to take place from April 25th to 27th at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They will proudly represent the state of Pennsylvania. The theme this year is "Technology & Humanity” and all teams will compete in all ten events.

 

Please find below a summary of our medalists at the state competition:

 

Event

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Essay

Rohin Jayaraman, Ashley Kemp

-

Ophelia Crano, Zachary DeVault

Music

Heath Lyon

Rohin Jayaraman, Zachary DeVault

Gavin Cress, Ashley Kemp

Art

Ophelia Crano, Heath Lyon

-

Ashley Kemp, Zachary DeVault

Literature

Heath Lyon

Rohin Jayaraman

Ophelia Crano, Ashley Kemp

Economics

Zachary DeVault

-

Rohin Jayaraman, Gavin Cress

Science

Heath Lyon, Ashley Kemp

-

Kaia Satory, Zachary DeVault

Interview

Shivani Umesh, Zachary DeVault

Rohin Jayaraman

-

Speech

Shivani Umesh

Rohin Jayaraman

-

Mathematics

-

-

Heath Lyon

Social Science

Zachary DeVault, Ashley Kemp, Gavin Cress

Heath Lyon

Ophelia Crano, Rohin Jayaraman

Individual Overall

Heath Lyon

Rohin Jayaraman

Zachary DeVault, Ashley Kemp

 

Coach David Reichard expressed his immense pride in the team's accomplishments, emphasizing their hard work and dedication throughout the season. He looks forward to seeing our students interact with peers from other top-performing high schools at the National Competition in April. This is the first year nationals will be held in Pittsburgh and it will be a great way for Seneca Valley to represent our state! These nine students deserve the recognition and accolades after months of preparation to win the state title.

 

The topic for the 2024-2025 academic year has been released as "Our Changing Climate," providing our team with an opportunity to delve into critical issues facing our planet. If you are interested in joining the team for next year, please email David Reichard at reicharddj@svsd.net.