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OCCHS Academic Decathlon team fared well in 2012-13 school year

OCCHS Academic Decathlon team fared well in 2012-13 school year

Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:00 pm

The Messenger 05.15.13

Obion County Central High School’s Academic Decathlon Team prepared and studied all year to compete in regional, state and national competitions.
Academic Decathlon is a series of seven multiple choice tests, two performance events, one prepared speech, one impromptu speech and, finally, one essay.
OCCHS’ team recently competed in the Regional West Tennessee State Competition at Haywood County High School. The team came home with a second-place trophy and individual awards, including one gold medal, five silver medals, nine bronze medals and 12 copper medals.
Additionally, Mikala Brandon was the fourth highest scorer in the Scholastic Division, Daulton Parish was the third highest scorer in the Varsity Division and Buddy Tackett followed in fourth place in the Varsity Division. Parish was also the highest overall scorer on the Obion County team.
Obion County’s team went on to compete recently at the Tennessee State Academic Decathlon Championship at Austin Peay State University. The team was awarded a second-place trophy and received individual awards, including five gold medals, six silver medals, 17 bronze medals and 14 copper medals. The gold medals winners included Mikala Brandon in essay, Buddy Tackett in economics and social science, Trevor Mayhall in math and Trice Mayhall in science.
The top overall scorers in the Scholastic Division were Ashton Priest in third place and Tackett in fourth place. Top overall scorers in the Varsity Division include Trevor Mayhall in third place, Parish in fourth place and Trice Mayhall in fifth place. The highest Obion County team scorer was Trevor Mayhall and he was awarded a scholarship for his achievement. Two competitors — Tackett and Miss Priest — made Speech Showcase at the state contest.
The Obion County team also participated in the recent Medium School Division National Online Championships and was awarded ninth place overall. Individual awards included one silver medal and four bronze medals. The highest overall team scorer for Obion County was Tackett, whose achievement earned him a scholarship.


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