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Academic Decathlon

Motivational Speaker:


Jesse LeBeau is one of today’s most highly sought-after youth motivational speakers, authors, and motivators. His unlikely underdog story has inspired millions of teens through his speaking, best-selling books, and inspirational youth programs. He is one of the world’s premiere basketball trick artists and is regularly featured on TV, film, and international tours.  Jesse’s new reality series ‘The LeBeau Show’ allows viewers the chance to follow him around the country and see firsthand the major impact he is having on youth, particularly teens who are struggling. In 2017, he started THE ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING FOUNDATION as a resource for young people to have ongoing support throughout their difficult teenage years particularly targeting the area of self-esteem, confidence, and mental health.

Jesse LeBeau knows how people can get caught in cycles of toxic negativity that could hold them back from achieving their personal goals. This is especially the case for teenagers because of the cut-throat competition. This is why Jesse LeBeau combines humor, heartfelt inspiration, and highly practical strategies to help teenagers find the motivation to become more confident and an improved version of themselves.

Being the kid who was looked down on his entire life, Jesse LeBeau struggled as a teenager to prove himself in the world. Many teenagers going through a similar situation might be able to relate to his life story and learn important life lessons about how to navigate these kinds of situations and take complete ownership of their lives. Today, Jesse LeBeau is one of the leading teen confidence-boosting speakers who has helped millions of teenagers overcome various mental health challenges and turn their weaknesses into strengths.

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Individual Competitions:  

Imovie Contest*

Making the Past Present - A video Story Telling Project - Must be completed before Decathlon and submitted by March 31st to be scored for the decathlon.  Showcase life on the Kuskokwim! Pick one of the following: Tell a unique story, share a tradition, or take your audience on a live experience. Feature individuals, places, and things unique to your community. These featured people, places, and items are your sourcesProjects can be submitted as individual or in groups of 2 or 3. Groupings must be of similar grade bands [Grades 6-8 or 9-12]. 2 minute minimum & 3 minute maximum. Must use an original piece of music created using GarageBand or the music and sound effects from iMovie. (DUE DATE MOVED TO APRIL 25)


Essay Prompt is given in advance. Essay Must be written during the decathlon, however students can prepare one 3 x 5 card (you can write on front and back) and bring in to the essay contest).  Each essay will be scored twice.  A third judge may get involved where there is a discrepancy or a tie.


Speech must be prepared in advance - 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.-- 3 x 5 note cards are optional but recommended.  There will be 2-3 judges for each grade.  Each Student will participate in a first round.  The top 10 students in each class will participate in a second round.  The best of the two rounds will count for score.


Math Test will be multiple choice. Grades 6-8 Test will cover Middle School Math and Pre Algebra and Algebra I. Grades 9-12 will cover Pre Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Trigonometry and Geometry. Here are some sample questions.

Science / Health

Science Test will be multiple choice. Tests will consist of Earth, Physical, Life Science  & Health.  There will also be some local Alaskan Science related questions as well.  Grades 6-8 and 9-12 will have separate tests. Here are some sample questions.

Social Studies

Social Studies Test will be multiple choice. (Tests will consist of American History, World History, Government, Alaska Studies). Grades 6-8 and 9-12 will have separate tests. Here are some sample questions...


Grades 6, 7 & 8 (practice with any of the US geography games on this website below.The Decathlon Test will be based on one of them.)

Grades 9, 10-, 11, & 12 (practice with any of the World geography games on this website below.The Decathlon Test will be based on one of them.)


Keyboarding will be 1 minute tests. Each student will be scored on words per minute and percent accuracy. Here is a website for practice...  you may wish to create an account so you can monitor your improvement.


Team Competitions:  

Team Banner Design

Engineering & Design

Super Quiz