Volunteer

The Alaska Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon programs are fueled by volunteers! Thank you to all our hard-working volunteers for making this program possible. 

The 2022 Alaska Academic Decathlon Competition will be an online event, February 18 and 19. Volunteers are still needed to judge the virtual interview and speech events along with reading and scoring essays. 


Volunteer for State Championship

Speech

Alaska Academic Decathlon students prepare and deliver a four-minute speech along with devising a two-minute impromptu speech based on one of three prompts. Their speeches are scored by a panel of three judges using the United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) grading rubric.

Interview

Academic Decathlon students participate in a seven-minute professional interview scored by a panel of three judges. Questions and grading rubric are provided by the United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) curriculum team.

Essay

Both Academic Decathlon (high school) and Pentathlon (middle school) students write a timed essay based on one of three prompts. Volunteer readers read and score the essays using a national rubric created by USAD.

State Championship

Volunteers are vital to running the State Championship, judging and more. 


Volunteer for the State Championship

Scrimmage

In addition to the Statewide Championship, Alaska Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon may hold scrimmage events. 


Volunteer for the scrimmage