State Representative Jim Butler (R-Oakwood) yesterday honored the Oakwood High School Academic Decathlon team with a resolution on the floor of the Ohio House of Representatives. The team took first place in their own division, the medium school division, as well as first overall across all divisions at the Ohio Academic Decathlon State Competition on March 9 and 10, 2012.

“These remarkable students spend hours studying material each week and it certainly has paid off. They have made their parents, coaches and community proud,” Representative Butler said.

It is unique in that the nine-member team is composed of students from different G.P.A. divisions so that all students can achieve academic success. The decathlon is a ten-event scholastic competition that revolves around an interdisciplinary study of one topic that changes yearly. The ten events include Art, Economics, Essay, Interview, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Music, Science, Social Science, and Speech. Oakwood will now represent Ohio in the United States Academic Decathlon Nationals in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 25-28.


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