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State Competition

State Competition
March 1-2, 2019
Location to be determined

2017 State Competition Results
Team ScoresIndividual Scores
Small SchoolLarge SchoolHighest Scoring Students
S Central Calhoun38,135CR Jefferson43,253HMason KoelmCR Jefferson8,106.70
GC/DNH37,971Johnston36,917HTiana SaakGC/DNH7,992.60
Union29,839CR Kennedy35,150HKjersti OlsonS Central Calhoun7,814.30
Adel-DeSoto-Minburn28,113Dowling Catholic33,289SElizabeth ThompsonCR Jefferson7,600.90
Spirit Lake27,765Urbandale30,144SAbby FrerickCR Jefferson7,029.80
Tipton27,139Mason City27,068SJack RichardsonCR Jefferson6,600.60
North Tama27,082Iowa City West26,075VRhett ThompsonCR Jefferson6,762.80
Aplington-Parkersburg25,598DSM North25,730VChase HannenCR Jefferson6,639.80
Carlisle24,988Denison25,410VStephanie RayCR Jefferson6,622.80
Janesville22,585DSM Hoover24,536
Algona22,249DSM Roosevelt23,229Highest Scoring Speeches

Mason KoelmCR Jefferson996.70
Iowa's Reperenting Team at USAD NationalsKelsie TingleAplington-Parkersburg990.00
Cedar Rapids Jefferson

Iowa's Representing Teams at USAD's Online NationalsHighest Scoring Essays
Large Division:Cedar Rapids KennedyTiana SaakGC/DNH974
Medium Division:UrbandaleStephanie RayCR Jefferson965
Small Division:South Central Calhoun

The 12 top scoring small schools &
12 top scoring large schools
among all regional competitions
are invited each year to compete
at State Competition.

(Highest scoring students at each regional, if not on a state-qualifying team, are also invited to compete as individuals.)

Tentative 2019 State Competition Agenda

FRIDAY, MARCH 1,  2019

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.       Registration

 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.        Introductions and orientation 

 2:55 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.        Art Examination

 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.        Music Examination 

 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.        Speech & Interview Competitions

 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.        Team Pictures

* At the coach’s discretion, teams may leave the school for dinner. Teams should be back on-site no later than 15 minutes prior to their designated competition/team picture time slot.

** Decathletes should remain in the central area until their competition time slot is announced. Decathletes will be assembled and escorted to their appropriate classrooms at the designated time. At NO TIME should students be in the hallways unless they are exiting or staged for their designated competition time slot.

Decathletes that miss their competition escort should report to the escort staging area and NOT attempt to locate their competition room on their own.


 8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.        Student Announcements

 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.        Lang/Lit Examination; Calculator check

 9:35 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.      Economics Examination

10:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.     Break

10:25 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.     Math Examination

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.     Social Science Examination

11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.     Lunch

 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.         Science Examination

 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.         Super Quiz

 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.         Awards Banquet

* Doors to the banquet hall will not open until 5:00 p.m.

** Teams are on their own between the super quiz and the banquet.

Essay Competition Online
The essay competition for State will be conducted online and prior to the State Competition.
A practice session will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 7:00am to 7:00pm.
The official essay competition will take place on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 9:30am - 11:00am.
Essays will be scored by USAD.
Detailed information will be provided for coaches of state-qualifying teams.

Purchase orders and checks should be made out to Iowa Academic Decathlon and sent to Tyson Smith, 2901 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City, IA  52246

Student Code of Conduct, Student Registration, and Transcripts from Regional Competitions will be used for the State Competition.

Super Quiz
Super Quiz is a collaborative event.
Students in each gpa division collaborate with each other to answer 12 questions.
There is a possible team total of 36 points.
The super quiz score does NOT count toward the team score, but winners in both large and small schools receive a plaque and are recognized at the awards ceremony.

Banquet Tickets
The Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday evening of the State Competition.
Ten (10) banquet tickets are included with the registration fee.
Additional tickets can be purchased.  Price to be determined.

State Competition
March 1-2, 2019
Location to be determined
Theme:  1960s: A Transformational Decade