Bishop Hendricken Academic Decathlon team takes first place in National Competition


Bishop Hendricken High School’s Academic Decathlon Team won its seventh consecutive Rhode Island state championship in March earning them a trip to Madison, Wisconsin, to represent the state in the United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) 36th National Competition. The team, coached by Sister Carol Ann Murray, made history on April 22, placing first in Division II. The 2017 team becomes the only Rhode Island team with a first place finish since the USAD began the national competition in 1982. The Hendricken team with coach Sister Murray, pictured left to right, which includes Connor Milson, Darragh Harkin, Alden Pratt, Jaidan Idarraga, Cory Morris, Dylan Temel, Steven Huang, Ryan Brady, and in front, Mitchell Boyer, competed in ten different events: Speech, Interview, Essay, and “Tests of Knowledge” in Art, Music, Social Science, Science, Economics, Language and Literature, and Mathematics all centered around this year’s theme: World War II.