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.