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Clarion-Limestone Students Preparing for State Academic Decathlon Competition

Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 12:02 AM

Posted by Scott Shindledecker

clarion-limestone academic decathlon teamERIE, Pa. (EYT) – Clarion-Limestone High School placed third overall and won the small-school division at the Pennsylvania Academic Decathlon Western Regional competition February 10-11 at McDowell High School in Erie.

C-L is currently in first place in the small school standings as it prepares for the state Academic Decathlon March 3-4 at North Penn High School in Lansdale, about 25 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

C-L won the regional title a year ago and also won states in 2016.

“The kids are pretty excited,” Gifted teacher Lorna Ondrasik said. “We’re in a good position, but the pressure’s on.”

More than 100 students from 14 schools competed.

The theme of this year’s academic decathlon season is World War II.

Students at the western regional event were tested in all 10 Academic Decathlon program events: art, economics, literature, mathematics, music, science, social science, essay, interview, and speech.

Clarion-Limestone claimed several medals in the weekend event, including:

ESSAY

Varsity: Brenden Perry, silver; Tre Haines, bronze.

Scholastic: Greyson Knepp, gold; Sadie Mahle, silver.

MUSIC

Varsity: Tre Haines, gold; Brenden Perry, Clarion-Limestone, silver.

Scholastic: Greyson Knepp, gold; Sadie Mahle, silver; Andrew Forrest, bronze.

ARTS

Varsity: Brenden Perry, gold; Tre Haines, silver.

Scholastic: Greyson Knepp, gold; Andrew Forrest, silver.

Honors: Ian McNaughton, bronze.

LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

Varsity: Tre Haines, gold; Brenden Perry, silver.

Scholastic: Andrew Forrest, gold; Sadie Mahle, bronze.

ECONOMICS

Varsity: Brenden Perry, silver.

Scholastic: Andrew Forrest, silver.

Honors: Ian McNaughton, bronze.

SCIENCE

Varsity: Brenden Perry, gold; Tre Haines, silver.

Scholastic: Andrew Forrest, gold; Greyson Knepp, bronze.

INTERVIEW

Varsity: Brenden Perry, Clarion-Limestone, gold; Brianna Jackson, Clarion-Limestone, bronze.

Honors: Reecie Boyles, Clarion-Limestone, bronze.

SPEECH

Varsity: Tre Haines, gold; Brianna Jackson, silver.

Scholastic: Greyson Knepp, gold; Andrew Forrest, bronze.

Honors: Reecie Boyles, silver.

MATHEMATICS

Varsity: Tre Haines, bronze.

Scholastic: Sadie Mahle, gold.

Honors: Reecie Boyles, silver.

SUPER QUIZ

Varsity: Brenden Perry, gold; Tre Haines, silver.

Scholastic: Andrew Forrest, gold; Greyson Knepp, silver.

The state Academic Decathlon competition will feature 14 teams: seven from the western region, five from the central region, and two from the eastern region.

The national Academic Decathlon competition is scheduled for April 19-22 in Madison, Wisconsin.


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