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200 Volunteers Needed for Academic Decathlon

October 25, 2019 14:46 PM

In March, the Frisco Campus of Collin College will once again host the State Finals Competition for the Academic Decathlon. 40 high schools from around the state (including 6 or 7 from Frisco) will compete for team awards, individual medals and the chance to compete representing Texas at a national competition. More information on the Texas Academic Decathlon can be found here information on the United States Academic Decathlon can be found here.

Please see important information from Collin College about volunteering below:

This competition is a great opportunity for us to shine in our community. If you have volunteered in the past, thank you again, and please join us this year and be a part of the continuous improvement. We really need your expertise. If you haven’t, please make this your first year. The competition is March 6, 2020, through March 8, 2020. This, you should know, is the first weekend of Spring Break just like last year. The main need for volunteers is on Friday afternoon.

Friday and Saturday Facilitation and test Proctors: These are set shifts and very important as we host 360 students and their coaches on our Frisco Campus and the campus of Lebanon Trail High School for the Super Quiz. It is important that we are well-staffed to handle whatever may come up.

Friday Afternoon Speech and Interview judges: We realize that this is a big ask, in terms of time and work, but it is also the most rewarding work. These kids are very good and will impress you. We need time to gather the volunteers, do a good training so you are empowered to do a good job and then conduct the evaluations. We are asking you to be there at 1:30 PM for the training. The event will begin at 3:00 PM and should end by 7:00 PM, although that is not a hard stop. This is a complex afternoon with a lot of moving parts. Each of the last two years, we have been pretty good about staying on-time and having everything wrapped up at least by 7:30 PM, which is why we are asking for a 1:30 PM to 7:30 PM commitment.

Questions should be directed to Bryan Rasmussen, Professor of Political Science, Collin College – J216, at brasmussen@collin.edu. You can register to volunteer here.

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