The day before the Seattle Seahwaks and Denver Broncos face off and the National Football League crowns a new Super Bowl champion, hundreds of Sacramento County high school students will compete in the local “Super Bowl of Smarts.”
A total of 26 teams will compete for Academic Decathlon champion honors.
The 2014 topic: World War I.
Starting in the morning with individual and group tests, the Academic Decathlon concludes with a live Super Quiz showdown at 3:45 p.m. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Super Quiz scores (which account for roughly 10% of each team’s overall scores) will be announced immediately following the event and medals will be awarded to the top three highest scoring teams in the Super Quiz event.
When: Super Quiz – Saturday, February 1, 2014 – 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Inderkum High School – 2500 New Market Dr., Sacramento, CA
Hundreds of spectators and participants will scream in excitement as they witness triumphs and defeats during the fast-paced Super Quiz. Questions are read aloud, game-show style, and scores immediately posted. Each team’s Super Quiz score will be added to points earned by its members throughout the day in a variety of subjects: economics, fine arts, science, social science, language/literature, mathematics, music, essay, interview, and speech.
Sacramento County’s overall top scorers and county champion will be announced at an awards banquet on Tuesday, February 4, at 6 p.m., in the CSU Sacramento ballroom. SAFE Credit Union will provide $10,000 earmarked for scholarships to selected Sacramento County Academic Decathlon participants.
The Sacramento County Academic Decathlon is presented by Sacramento County Office of Education staff and community volunteers. Additional information is available www.scoe.net/ad.