The SHS Academic Decathlon Team competed all day Saturday, January 22, 2017 in the Nebraska Academic Decathlon. The team completed a series of academic testing situations and a quiz bowl to compete for the opportunity to qualify for the February 2017 State Academic Decathlon competition in Omaha. The team brought home twenty-two medals during the day long competition.
Team members for this year’s Academic Decathlon included Sydney Erickson, Evan Mettenbrink, Riley Pollock, Andrew Pavel, Joshua Sherman, Wyatt Shafer, Kevin Lyon, Hendrik van der Heijden, Jayden Germer, and Sam Perry.
The SHS Academic Decathlon Quiz Bowl team was Sydney Erickson, Evan Mettenbrink, Wyatt Shafer, Kevin Lyon, Jayden Germer and Sam Perry. Coaches/sponsors for the team are Clark Kolterman, Pam Franck and Kyle Hinkel. Mrs. Franck and Mrs. Hinkel accompanied the team to the Regional Competition at Bellevue East, as Mr. Kolterman was at a Speech Tournament.
The SHS Academic Decathlon Team is sponsored annually by the School District of Seward, the School District of Seward High Ability Learner Program (HAL) and the Seward Optimist Club. Special SHS tee shirts for the team and sponsors were donated by the Seward Optimist Club.