Members of Team Beale volunteer for academic decathlon

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  • By Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco
  • 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--More than 20 members of Team Beale volunteered for the Yuba County Academic Decathlon Feb. 3, 2017 at Marysville High School.


The decathlon is a competition where local students complete a number of academic events with the winner qualifying for the California Academic Decathlon.


“Teams from Lindhurst, Marysville, Wheatland, and Yuba City Charter High schools participated in the Academic Decathlon where approximately 35 students completed ten academic events testing their knowledge,” said Amy Nore, Yuba County Office of Education community engagement liaison. ”We are grateful to Beale for their support and we are honored and thankful to have such dedicated men and women supporting our students and community.”


The volunteers filled a variety of roles including essay scorers, speech and interview proctors, and test monitors.


“I love seeing the kids trying and doing well in the competition,” said Tech. Sgt. Chris Todd, 9th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance supervisor. “This competition allows them to show their academic achievements.”


Senior Master Sgt. David Dickens, 9th MXS fabrication flight chief, partnered with Nore to organize the volunteers for the event.


“The opportunity to help with local events strengthens the bonds between Beale and the community,” said Dickens. “It’s important for the community to know it can count on Beale to support them any time they need us.”