Jump start on 2017


AT&T that has supported the Rhode Island Academic Decathlon in recent years and put the organization on track for its 34th annual competition scheduled for March 12, 2017 with a $6,000 donation. Open to all high schools in the state, the decathlon is a one-day event involving competitions in 10 academic events. Nineteen teams competed in the 2016 event, with the Hendricken team going on to place second nationally in its division in the United States Academic Decathlon held in Anchorage, Alaska. Pictured from left are Sen. Michael McCaffrey, a member of the decathlon foundation; John Howell, president of the RI Academic Decathlon board; Brooke M. Thomson, Regional Vice President, External Affairs, AT&T Services Inc.; and Mary Johnson, executive director of the RI Academic Decathlon. (Warwick Beacon photo)


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