Academic Decathlon: State Champions!

The Jefferson Academic Decathlon team shows off their awards from their first place finish.
© Mrs. Waltmann


From Mr. Darrow, Coach of Jefferson's Academic Decathlon Team:

Cedar Rapids Jefferson won the state Academic Decathlon competition for the 18th time in the last 19 years this Saturday in Mount Vernon. Jefferson qualified to compete at the national tournament in Garden Grove, California during April 15-18th. Thank you to all of the teachers at Jefferson for helping to make our students some of the best, well-rounded scholars in the nation. 

Team members include: 

  • Tommy Waltmann
  • Lauren Brown
  • Drake Krambeer
  • Cora Lassen
  • Gina Buelow
  • Sabrina Martin
  • Chase Muenzenmeyer
  • Logan Thompson

Tommy Waltmann had the highest score in the Large School Division

Gina Buelow had the highest speech score in the state and gave her speech at the awards ceremony.

Cora Lassen had the highest essay score in the Large school category.

Chase Muenzenmeyer placed in all ten events.

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