Sunday, February 16, 2014

Academic Decathlon

Jakob is part of the Academic Decathlon at MWHS, he seems to really enjoy it and has really grown in the last few years with areas such as interviews and speeches. It requires a lot of extra attention with school because you have to learn so much in a short amount of time. Their school took 3rd place again this year. In a way it is bitter sweet for him as this is his last year to participate and he would have liked to have gone to State. However, he has competition for Skills USA the weekend that Acadec is at State so he now has the opportunity to go try again there this year.
This year we had a ice storm the morning the first competition was to be held so they had to cancel it, at first they thought the event was cancelled altogether but after lots of planning on the part of the coordinators they managed to pull the event together for the Saturday- it would last over 8 hours
For Jakob he didn't feel he did as well as he would have liked to. I think he did really well considering every class he has this year is AP, its senior year with lots of added stress and he has been working hard to also get scholarships for college together too.
Normally the hosting school would have an award ceremony but since the competition went until 9 pm that evening they did not have this advantage so medals were handed out in class and the school district recognized the students from both local high schools at their School Board Meeting.
I am very proud of all the students and pray Jakob does really well this coming weekend in Beaumont at the Skills USA competition where last year he took third in Technical Math. 

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