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November 22, 2017

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WGHS Decathlon Team Places Second at States

POSTED ON MARCH 2, 2017

Academic Decathlon Winners 2016The State Academic Decathlon Competition was held on February 24-25 at SUNY Brockport with competitors from Mesa Charter School (Brooklyn), Lyndonville, Tully, and Westhill High Schools.

The team from West Genesee High School came in second overall and they brought home a total of 31 medals from the whole competition.

Since it began as a local academic competition in California in 1968, the U.S. Academic Decathlon has grown to become an international event.   

Individual medals were awarded for the highest scores on six objective written tests in music, art, language and literature, science, mathematics, and economics.

Aislin Guy (5): 1 Gold - Science; 2 Silver - Speech, Economics; 2 Bronze - Essay, Music

Dylan Casolare (4): 1 Gold - Social Science; 2 Silver - Interview, Art; Speech Showcase Nominee

James Sandefur (3): 2 Gold - Economics and Social Science; 1 Bronze - Social Science

Jasmine Hamilton (3): 1 Gold - Art; 1 Silver - Literature; 1 Bronze - Speech

Mia Pienkowski (3): 3 Highest Alternate Score - Science, Economics, Art

Benjamin Bosak (3): 2 Highest Alternate Score - Speech, Interview; Speech Showcase Nominee

William Cody (2): 1 Gold - Science; 1 Silver - Social Science

Tyler Troch-Stirpe (2): 1 Silver - Essay; 1 Bronze - Social Science

Isabella Atanasova (2): 2 Highest Alternate Score - Literature, Essay

Cameron Mitchell (1): 1 Gold - Mathematics

Kasey Knox (1): 1 Silver - Mathematics

Hannah Jewell (1): 1 Bronze - Interview

 Other member competing were: Madyson Kelly, Dillon Murphy, and Paige Togni.

Their coach, Kevin Misiano, is a WGHS Mathematics teacher, who has been meeting with the team since the fall to prepare for the Decathlon.            

A school's team is composed of three "A" students (honor level), three "B" students (scholastic level), and three "C" students (varsity level).  All take the same academic tests, but trophies are given for the top three individual scores in each level.   

 

WGHS Decathlon Team Wins and Will Compete at State Level

POSTED ON JANUARY 30, 2017

Academic Decathlon TeamThe Academic Decathlon was held at Westhill High School on January 21 with competitors from Cazenovia, Liverpool, Tully, Westhill, and West Genesee high schools.  

The team from West Genesee High School came in second overall with a total of 21 medals. Tully High School came in first and Westhill High School came in third. Those top three teams will advance to the state competition at SUNY Brockport to be held on February 24-25. 

The Decathlon, coordinated by the New York State Director for the United States Academic Decathlon, is an academic competition among high schools in Section III. Since it began as a local academic competition in California in 1968, the U.S. Academic Decathlon has grown to become an international event.    

Our team starters and alternates, pictured at right, from left to right, are Aislinn Guy, James Sandefur, Kasey Knox, Cameron Mitchell, Jasmine Hamilton, Tyler Troch-Stirpe, coach Kevin Misiano, Dylan Casolare, Madyson Kelly and Hannah Jewell.  Team starters and alternates not pictured are Will Cody, Mia Pienkowski, Isabella Atanasova, Hannah Jasinski, Dillon Murphy and Benjamin Bosak.  

Individual medals were awarded for the highest scores on six objective written tests in music, art, language and literature, science, mathematics, and economics.

James Sandefur (5): 2 Gold - Economics and Social Science; 2 Silver - Science, Mathematics;  1 Bronze - Language

Jasmine Hamilton (5): 5 Silver - Economics, Art, Social Science, Music, and Language

Dylan Casolare (3): 1 Gold - Science; 1 Silver - Economics; 1  Bronze - Mathematics

Aislin Guy (2): 1 Silver - Music; 1 Bronze - Language

Kasey Knox (1): 1 Gold - Mathematics

Cameron Mitchell (1): 1 Gold - Mathematics

Hannah Jewell (1): 1 Silver - Music

Mia Pienkowski (1): 1 Alternate - Music

In addition to a silver medal overall, the team also received a gold medal for the Super Quiz this year.

Their coach, Kevin Misiano, is a WGHS Mathematics teacher, who has been meeting with the team since the fall to prepare for the Decathlon.            

A school's team is composed of three "A" students (honor level), three "B" students (scholastic level), and three "C" students (varsity level).  All take the same academic tests, but trophies are given for the top three individual scores in each level.       

 

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