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Area students head to state Academic Decathlon

Ketchikan, Metlakatla and Craig high school students are among the hundreds of Alaska youth gathering to compete in the Academic Decathlon Thursday through Saturday in Anchorage.

The theme of this year’s Academic Decathlon is “Russia.”

Through the competition, students participate in 10 events based on the theme. Through those events, they take a written test, write an essay, perform prepared and impromptu speeches, and participate in an interview. There also is a team Super Quiz competition.

Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded for individual events and total scores. Overall individual winners are recognized, as are the champion teams. The state champions will compete at the national finals, set for late April in Minneapolis, Minn.

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