Congratulations to the Academic Decathlon team, who won the State Championship last weekend. The margin of victory over the second place team was 3,000 points, which translates to about 150 questions. Kate Martellock won six medals and a trophy for highest individual score. Ronan DeFanti won nine medals. Ian Melvin, Riley O’Brien, and Emma Lowry each won four or more medals, and everyone else on the team (Allie Everard, Aly Woolbert, Alex Holmes, Carter Williams, Gwen O’Brien) won at least one medal. The team’s next stop is the National Competition in Minnesota in late April! Thanks to Wendy Everard for chaperoning the trip and administering testing accommodations, and Freeda Windland for proctoring the essay test a couple weeks ago. The A.D. team advisor is Mr. Ben Wightman.