Local schools compete in Academic Decathlon

The Academic Decathlon competition was recently held at Montoursville Area High School. Montoursville’s team came in second place, South Williamsport in third and St. John Neumann in fifth place out of eight teams.

In the scholastic division Hunter Moyer, 12th grade, received two gold medals in math and science and overall score and a silver medal in economics. Alexander Kermer, 11th grade, received a gold medal in economics, a silver in music and two bronze medals in math and overall score. Ben Kutay, 12th grade, received a gold medal in music and a bronze in economics. Emily Bertin, 11th grade, received a bronze medal in music.

In the varsity division Melissa Kline, 12th grade, received a gold medal in music, math and economics and overall score and a silver medal in science. Eddy Brown, ninth grade, received a bronze medal in economics and science. Kylee Snyder, 12th grade, received a silver medal in math. Candence Jones received a silver medal in music. Andy Mayo, tenth grade, received a bronze medal in math.

Students who also competed for Montoursville were Maria Beradelli, senior; Tre Mauro, junior; Julia Mertes, junior; Brandon Musser, junior; Amber Miller, junior; Ian Foote, sophomore; Gabby Cornish, sophomore; and Robert Green, freshman.

St. John Neumann’s Academic Decathlon team also attended the scrimmage at Montoursville High School and competed against three other teams and earned 8 medals.

St. John Neumann Students that won medals include Molly Foresman, senior, who received silver medals in economics and music in the honors division. Viktoria Edkin, junior, who received silver medals in economics and music in the varsity division. Madison Minnier, freshman, who received a bronze medal the math varsity division. Elizabeth Schall, freshman, who received a gold medal in music honors division. Jimmy Weller, freshman, received a silver medal in the science scholastic division. MayLyn Ettinger, senior, who received a bronze medal in the science scholastic division.

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