CALIFORNIA  ACADEMIC  DECATHLON
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OLUNTEER INFORMATION
State Championship | March 23 - 24, 2018 | Sacramento

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Its Academic Decathlon season and you’re invited to volunteer for the state championship scheduled for March 23-24, 2018, in Sacramento, CA.  Volunteer for 1 or 2 days!

Presented by Northrop Grumman Corporation, the California Academic Decathlon includes 68 high schools throughout California. We are expecting close to 600 high school students to compete in the state championship this year!

We would be honored to include you!

The Academic Decathlon is a competitive event modeled after the Olympics to stimulate academic achievement and honor "athletes of the mind.” The competition provides high school students the opportunity to participate in an educational forum which fosters a deep respect for knowledge, cooperation and self-esteem.

Like the decathlon of the ancient Greeks, the Academic Decathlon consists of ten exacting and exciting events. But while the Greek events were contests of physical strength, the Academic Decathlon is a contest of academic strength. The Academic Decathlon includes tests in Art, Music, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Economics, Science, and Social Science. In addition, there are communication tests that include the writing of an essay, the delivery of a prepared and an impromptu speech, and an interview.

For the past 39 years, CAD has provided this country’s most prestigious academic competition thanks to the support of our volunteers. Encourage and support your local academic decathletes for their hard work by volunteering one or two days of your time. For more information, call 707.646.7603 or email info@academicdecathlon.org if you have any questions regarding the event.

VOLUNTEER DATES AND LOCATIONS

 

   Friday, March 23, HYATT Regency Sacramento
   Saturday, March 24, Inderkum High School
   Saturday, March 24, Memorial Auditorium

 

THREE WAYS TO SIGN UP AND VOLUNTEER

 

ONLINE. Click HERE to complete the Online Volunteer Registration Form (Online Format)
FLYER. Click HERE to download the Volunteer Registration Form (PDF Fill-In)
FLYER. Click HERE to download the Volunteer "Flyer" to share with others (PDF)
EMAIL. Click HERE to e-mail your volunteer interest (Email)

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

POSITION

RESPONSIBILITIES

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 7:45 AM - 3:35 PM

HYATT REGENCY SACRAMENTO (1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA)

TEST PROCTOR

∑ Monitor a group of participants while they
  take timed written exams.
∑ Distribute and collect test materials to
  assigned participants.
∑ Maintain order/optimum testing conditions.

∑ Attend mandatory orientation
  session held on morning of event.

 Read materials.

GENERAL ASSISTANCE

Assist where needed at Hyatt Regency.

∑ Attend mandatory orientation
  session held on morning of event.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 8:00 AM - TO 3:15 PM

INDERKUM HIGH SCHOOL (2500 New Market Dr, Sacramento, CA)

SPEECH / INTERVIEW ROTATION OFFICIAL

Ensure that participants adhere to the
  established time schedule.

∑ Direct participants to and from speech and
  interview rooms.

 Keep halls clear of unauthorized persons.

∑ Attend mandatory orientation
  session on morning of event.

 Pick up packet at registration.

SPEECH JUDGE

 Judge prepared and impromptu speeches
  with two other judges, using guidelines
  provided.

Ensure that participants are in the
  correct room.

Ensure that participant enters/leaves
  room at scheduled time.

Attend mandatory orientation
  for judges on day of event.

∑ Read materials sent prior to event.

∑ Pick up packet at registration.

   

INTERVIEW JUDGE

Conduct structured interviews (with
  two other judges) for approximately
  20 participants.

Evaluate each participantís performance
  in accordance with predetermined criteria.

Attend mandatory orientation for
  judges on day of event.

Read materials prior to event.

Pick up packet at registration.

GENERAL ASSISTANCE

Assist where needed during the Speech
  & Interview Competition.

Attend mandatory orientation
  session held on morning of event.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 3:45 PM - 7:45 PM

CONVENTION CENTER (1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA)

SUPER QUIZ PROCTOR

Monitor one schoolís team of participants.

Correct participantís answer sheets.

Attend mandatory orientation
  on day of event.

SUPER QUIZ ASSISTANT

Assist where needed at Super Quiz event.

Attend mandatory orientation
  on day of event.

   

      Send all comments or questions to info@academicdecathlon.org