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AcaDec Team Starts Season Strong

LCWM Academic Decathlon Team Wins First Meet Of Season

The LCWM Academic Decathlon team placed first overall at the first invitational meet held October 27 at LCWM Secondary School. Team scores were LCWM – 8820 points, Avalon – 8020 points, St. Peter #1 – 7700 points, St. Peter #2 – 3060 points, and Worthington – 860 points.

Members of the LCWM team are:

Honors: Samuel Germscheid, Sophie Begnaud, and Kaitlyn Kirchner;

Scholastic: Jack Richards, Landon Lantz, and Gunner McLeod;

Varsity: Carter Swanson, Grace Truebenbach, and Curtis Rathai.

Team coach is Billy James.

Team members earned 16 medals at the competition.  Earning medals were:

* Samuel Germscheid (honors): second in literature and third overall.

* Sophie Begnaud (honors): third in art.

* Gunner McLeod (scholastic): first in art, first in literature, first in music, and first overall.

* Curtis Rathai (varsity): second in art, second in literature, second in music, and second overall.

* Carter Swanson (varsity): third in art, third in literature, first in music, and third overall.

* Grace Truebenbach (varsity): third in music.

The team’s highest scoring students in each division were: Samuel Germscheid (honors), Gunner McLeod (scholastic), and Curtis Rathai (varsity).

Several invitational meets will take place this year and will be completed online at each respective school. The second online invitational will take place November 17, 2018. The theme for the 2018-2019 competition season is the “1960s”.


Academic Decathlon Team Members

Standing: Billy James (Coach), Gunner McLeod, Landon Lantz, Samuel Germscheid, Curtis Rathai, Carter Swanson.

Seated: Sophie Begnaud, Kaitlyn Kirchner, Jack Richards, Grace Truebenbach.