Out of 40 other teams from across the state, Sam Konstanty brought home a gold medal in interview. Leo Huang brought home a bronze medal in speech. Sam Konstanty earned top scoring EHS Honors student; Andrew Essi Sam earned the highest EHS Scholastic student and Savannah Milligan was the highest scoring EHS Varsity student. Each has added a $500 scholarship to the $500 scholarship earned at the regional meet. Total scholarships earned this year by team members is $3900. Other team members are Tommy Settlemyre, Karl Dulay, Aileen Nguyen, John Moore, and Francescha Rundle. Any sophomore or junior interested in becoming a part of this exciting academic competition should see one of these students or Mrs. Jay or Ms. Bonnette. Earn scholarship money, be part of a select group of students, and have fun as you learn.
The Elkins’ Decathlon Team competed this past weekend at the Texas State Meet. Elkins competed against 40 other teams from across the state of Texas in the large school division. This year the team members earned close to $4,000 in scholarship money.
Mrs. Jay and Ms. Bonnette want to complement them on their successes. Any sophomore or junior interested in Decathlon for next year should see either Ms. Bonnette or Mrs. Jay.
The Elkins Decathlon team at their January region meet continued a long tradition of advancing to State competition. The team placed 4th and earned the right to compete at the state meet Feb. 24th through the 27th in El Paso.
In addition several students won individual events and also received $2300 in scholarships for their performances. Eileen G. finished as the fourth highest scoring scholastic student at the meet. Others winning medals and scholarships were Rybecca G. and Emily T. in interview; Emily T. and Grant Y. in social science; Eileen G. in both language and super quiz.
The Elkins Decathlon team was established in 1995 and has advanced to state in 1995, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011. Way to go, Knights!
This weekend at the local Academic Decathlon Competion, Elkins students won 33 medals. The top nine students will compete in January for scholarships and a trip to the state competition in El Paso. Way to go, Knights!