The Rhode Island Academic Decathlon is looking for volunteers to serve as judges for the speech and interview portions of the competition Sunday, March 10 at the Knight Campus of CCRI.
Volunteers can choose to judge either the morning or afternoon or both. Judges work in panels of two to four and will evaluate prepared, as well as impromptu, speeches during the morning session and conduct individual interviews of the students in the afternoon. Training is provided and all volunteers are invited for lunch.
Eighteen high schools are vying for the privilege of representing the state in the national competition to be held this year in April 25-27 in Minneapolis, Minn. In addition to speech and interview, school teams compete in eight other subject areas. The daylong competition concludes with the Super Quiz, which will start at 3:30 p.m. in the CCRI auditorium. An awards ceremony and the announcement of the winning team follows. The public is invited to attend the Super Quiz and the ceremony.
Those interested in serving as judges or learning more about volunteering should contact the decathlon’s administrative coordinator Tim Forsberg at Timf@Rhodybeat.com or calling him at Beacon Communications at 732-3100. Additional information and volunteer registration is also available from the Rhode Island Academic Decathlon website.