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 2023 Alaska Academic Decathlon Competition will be held on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus, March 1 - 4, 2023. We’ll need on-site volunteers, speech and interview judges along with essay readers. All volunteers will be trained on how to use the USAD rubric for all events.

Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities or email us at joanp@serrc.org


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