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State decathletes gather to learn; Madera hosting lectures

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More than 550 academic decathletes from throughout California will attend Madera County Office of Education’s World War I lecture today at Movies Madera. Valley experts will lecture on six subject areas relevant to the Academic Decathlon topics.

“We are thrilled to be able to present this event to decathletes for the seventh year,” said Cyndy Dolph, associate superintendent of Madera County Office of Education. “It has become an annual event for many schools in the Central Valley. This event enhances the learning experience and retention for decathletes.

Students will be invited to attend four of six sessions throughout the day. Sessions will include: “Economics,” presented by Gil Kim, Fresno State professor; Literature, “The Sun Also Rises,” presented by Dr. Bruce Boeckel, Fresno Pacific University Division of Humanities chair; “Early Twentieth-Century Music,” presented by Dr. Dieter Wulfhorst, Fresno Pacific University professor; “World War I,” presented by Mr. David Richardson, Madera Center professor; “Genetics,” taught by Dr. Fred Schreiber, Fresno State professor; and “Speech,” presented by Dr. Brad Millar, Madera Center professor.

Professors will lecture for at least two 50-minute sessions throughout the day. Each session will be geared toward the topics and areas of study for the 2013 Academic Decathlon. This year’s theme is World War I. Students will take tests in art, economics, language and literature, math, music, science and social science. The lectures will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Each speaker will lecture in a theater and students will move about the different theaters...


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