January 29, 2010

Walden team heading to state academic decathlon

Walden III High School took fifth place in the United States Academic Decathlon regional competition held on Jan. 8 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Walden III competed against 12 teams and qualified for a slot at the upcoming state competition.

Academic areas covered include: math, economics, art, music, social science and language and literature. Students compete as a nine-person team and are distributed into Honors, Scholastic and Varsity categories. Walden III was represented by juniors Dylan Friss and Reese Grabowski, sophomore Kayla Simanek in the Honors category; junior Paul Hickey and sophomores Rosemary Haegerl and Hannah Gudbaur in the Scholastic category; and sophomores Antonio Moctezuma, Courtney Kitzing and Sage Sanchez in the Varsity category.

Walden III will now move on to the state competition in Wisconsin Dells March 11-12. The school has advanced to the state finals for the past three years and five times in the last nine years.


  1. Walden students and staff are outstanding!

  2. Great job and good luck at the upcoming USAD state competition!