FAIRFIELD - The Solano County Office of Education is seeking adult volunteers to help with the North Bay Region Academic Decathlon scheduled for Saturday, January 12, and Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Rodriguez High School, 5000 Red Top Road in Fairfield.
The North Bay Region Academic Decathlon includes high schools from Solano, Napa, Sonoma, and Yolo Counties. This year, we anticipate over 200 high school students will compete in this regional competition.
The Academic Decathlon is a competitive event modeled after the Olympics to stimulate academic achievement and honor "athletes of the mind.” The competition provides students the opportunity to participate in an educational forum, which fosters a deep respect for knowledge, cooperation, and self-esteem.
Like the decathlon of the ancient Greeks, the Academic Decathlon consists of 10 exacting and exciting events. But, while the Greek events were contests of physical strength, the Academic Decathlon is a contest of intellectual strength. The Academic Decathlon includes tests in art, music, language and literature, mathematics, economics, science, and social science. In addition, there are communication tests that include writing an essay, delivering a prepared and an impromptu speech, and an interview.
Encourage and support your local academic decathletes for their hard work by volunteering one, two, or three days of your time during the North Bay Regional Academic Decathlon. Contact Ken Scarberry at 707-646-7603 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the event.
To access the interactive North Bay Region Academic Decathlon volunteer sign up form, go to http://www.academicdecathlon.org/nbrad/volapplicationnbrad.pdf