Lyndonville Academic Decathlon wins state small school title

Contributed Story Posted 10 March 2015 at 12:00 am

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LYNDONVILLE – The Lyndonville Academic Decathlon team won its 9th NYS Small School Championship on Feb. 28.

Pictured, in front row, from left: Trevor Thaine, Rebecca Schoolcraft, Rachael Kiefer and Danielle Allison. In back: Jeremy Foss (captain), Jessica Czechowicz, Amanda Blackburn, Leif Isaacson and Thomas Bummer.

Participants compete in ten academic areas and are awarded medals and team points based upon the scores that they earn.

Lyndonville’s medal winners:

Gold – Rachael Kiefer: Math and Literature; Jessica Czechowicz: Art; Jeremy Foss: History.

Silver – Rachael Kiefer: Essay; Danielle Allison: Economics; Jessica Czechowicz: Essay, Literature, Music, Science.

Bronze – Trevor Thaine: Literature; and Amanda Blackburn: Music.

The Lyndonville team, coached by Paula Reimann and Kristine Mostyn, advances to its final competition at the National US Academic Decathlon Tournament 2015 in Garden Grove, California, from April 16-18.