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Parsippany Academic Decathlon Earns Medals At National Competition

PARSIPPANY — Academic Decathlon (AcDec) State Champions, Parsippany High School, recently participated in the National Competition in Frisco, Tx. Academic Decathlon is a 10-event scholastic competition for high school students. The event includes math, science, social science, literature, economics, art, music, speech, essay and interview. This year’s theme was Africa.

Shiv Patel, Andrew Lie, Anthony Martucci, Adam Ye, Alice Limanova, Ellie Xu. Front: Hugh Kwong, Dan Kuo

At the National Competition Parsippany High School earned seven medals. Bronze Medal winners included Ellie Xu (Senior) for Interview and Art (also the team’s highest scorer), Adam Ye (Senior) for Math, Andrew Lie (Junior) for Math and Speech and  Daniel Kuo (Sophomore) for Art. Hugh Kwong (Junior) earned a silver medal in Math. Alice Limanova (Senior) was chosen as MVP by her teammates.

Fifty-five teams from the United States, China and the United Kingdom participated in the AcDec National Competition in Frisco, Tx, from April 19 – 21, 2018. Parsippany High School earned the title of State Champion in March of 2018 coming in first place out of 35 New Jersey teams. This is their fifth consecutive state championship and sixth state championship overall.

The 2017-18 AcDec team is comprised of nine students:  Seniors, Ellie Xu, Alice Limanova Adam Ye and Anthony Martucci; Juniors, Hugh Kwong and Andrew Lie; Sophomores, Dan Kuo and Shiv Dipak Patel. Team coaches are Nancy Lennon, Science Teacher and Stacy Cozin, Media Specialist.

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Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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