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West Genny Academic Decathlon to compete at states

The second-place Academic Decathlon team from West Genesee High School, in front from left to right: Megan Nolan, Emma Ryan, Kenneth Brill and Andrew Fordyce. In back, from left to right: Kristina Konfederat, Megan Petty, Callie Campbell, Lauren Brieant, Lindsay Grome, Michael Richards, Scott Duda, John Lisi, Alexander Pompo, Dakota White and Tatyana Shakhov.

The second-place Academic Decathlon team from West Genesee High School, in front from left to right: Megan Nolan, Emma Ryan, Kenneth Brill and Andrew Fordyce. In back, from left to right: Kristina Konfederat, Megan Petty, Callie Campbell, Lauren Brieant, Lindsay Grome, Michael Richards, Scott Duda, John Lisi, Alexander Pompo, Dakota White and Tatyana Shakhov. Provided

Konfederat received two bronze medals for math and science at the varsity level.

Nolan won a gold medal for music and a bronze medal for language and literature at the varsity level.

A silver medal was awarded to Richards for math; a bronze medal to Roy for art; and a bronze medal to Brill for economics.

In addition to the written tests, the Decathlon features an oral "Super Quiz" on a predetermined theme conducted before an audience. The theme this year was the "Imperialism". The West Genesee team came in first.

The Decathlon, coordinated by Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES, is an academic competition among high schools in Section III. Since it began as a local academic competition in California in 1968, the U.S. Academic Decathlon has grown to become an international event.

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