This year, 32 students from four teams of SCIE took part in USAD National, a record high number. In summary, our school won 215 awards, of which 213 people received awards. The school has been awarded two honor titles as well!
United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) provides an authoritative platform for high school students to participate in a comprehensive academic competition in the United States. The competition consists of ten subjects, including seven objective subjects, namely art, economics, literature, mathematics, music, science, and social science. In addition, there are three subjective test subjects: speech, interview, and essay writing.
Every year’s competition has a specific theme; all the preparatory studies are carried out around the theme. The contest encourages in depth thematic study, thematic research, multi-subject challenge, and teamwork. The mission of USAD is to enable all students to enjoy the academic journey and achieve fruitful results.
The theme of 2022 USAD is “Water: A Most Essential Resource.” This year, students dive into the world of “water.” From learning the water origin to the development of human civilization caused by “water,” all participants fully enriched themselves in the immersive aqua world.
Even though the competition was unfortunately changed to online due to the Covid pandemic, members of our school team still made their best efforts to prepare and achieved remarkable results in various aspects.
At the closing ceremony held on May 2nd, Sabrina Wang from G2, was invited by the organizing committee for her outstanding achievements. She spoke at the closing ceremony and shared her learning methods and preparation process. In all, USAD 2022 China National has come to a successful conclusion.
SCIE won 213 awards and 2 school honors in 2022 USAD China:
Whole-Person Development Award
General Education Model School
National Individual Overall
Bronze: Sabrina Wang (Top1 in Southern China)
National Individual Award
Music: Sabrina Wang (Top1 in China)
Economics: Joy Lei
Essay: Sabrina Wang (Top1 in China)
Interview: Alicia Zhang
Math: Yuan Yue, Altria Pu
Social science: John He, Tony Li
Music: Tony Li
Speech: Alicia Zhang
Interview: David Li
Economics: Maggie Li, Alicia Zhang
Social Science: Sabrina Wang
Art: John He, Tina Ding
Literature: Elisa Wang, Joy Lei
Speech: Flora Cheng, David Li, Tina Ding
National Overall Team award
Team 109: 9th place
Team 111: 14th place
Regional Overall Team award
Team 111: First prize
Team 112: Second prize
Team 110: Third prize
Super Quiz Team award
Team 111: 2nd place
Team 110: 8th place
Team 112: 10th place
Top Scorer by team
Regional Individual Awards （see below pictures)