FRISCO, Texas — The Monmouth Academy Academic Decathlon Team, who are the Maine State Champions, are now the Super Quiz Division III National Champions and have the No. 1 Division III Varsity Student in the country, Jaryd Bates.

They completed a successful national competition on April 21 by finishing third in Division III in the nation. They were only 830 points out of first place. The team won 14 individual medals led by senior Jaryd Bates and freshman Rhayna Poulin. Overall, Monmouth won medals in eight of the 10 events.

Medal Summary

Essay: Jaryd Bates, Gold Medal; and Chris Dumont, Silver Medal.

Music: Jaryd Bates, Bronze Medal; and Rhayna Poulin, Bronze Medal.

Art: Jaryd Bates, Gold Medal.

Math: Jaryd Bates, Bronze Medal.

Literature: Jaryd Bates, Gold Medal; and Rhayna Poulin, Gold Medal.

Economics: Jaryd Bates, Gold Medal; Dylan Goff, Silver Medal; and Rhayna Poulin, Bronze Medal.

Science: Jaryd Bates, Gold Medal; and Rhayna Poulin, Silver Medal.

Social Science: Jaryd Bates, and Gold Medal.

Awards and Scholarships

Team High Scorer: Jaryd Bates, $250.

Most Valuable Team Member: Dylan Goff, $250.

Founder’s Scholarship, most improved varsity score from states to nationals: Jaryd Bates, $250.

No. 1 Varsity Student in the Nation: Jaryd Bates, Gold Medal, $1,000.

Team Awards

Super Quiz Division III Champion

Division III: third-place finisher nationally.