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In Memoriam: Jerry Helgeson

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We regret to inform our IAD family of the tremendous loss our organization has suffered this academic year. Our founding State Director, Jerry Helgeson passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016. Click HERE for the official obituary.

A memorial fund has been established in Jerry’s memory. Find out more about donating to this fund HERE.

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The mission of the Idaho Academic Decathlon is to develop and provide academic competitions, curriculum, and assessment to promote learning and academic excellence through teamwork among students of all achievement levels.

The Idaho Academic Decathlon endeavors to provide enriching educational experiences that combine the relevant study of cultural and critical topics with strong reasoning and interpersonal skills. The value of the competitions, projects and activities lies in each participant’s stretching his or her capacities and bonding with others. The emphasis is on the personal growth of each student, who, by meeting the challenges with honesty and integrity, reaps the rewards of greater self-knowledge and self-confidence.

The Idaho Academic Decathlon seeks volunteers willing to donate their time to judge at the competitions, to recruit sponsors and donors, and to assist in expanding the Decathlon program throughout Idaho high schools.

For more information contact Idaho’s State Director:

Mary Bird
PO Box 707
Sagle, ID 83860
208-597-4143 (cell)
mary.bird@lposd.org