The Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Academic Decathlon team is number one in the state! The nine-member squad took the state championship by besting seven other teams in a two-day meet that concluded on Monday in Chaska. Academic decathlon students take written tests, give speeches, are interviewed and write essays. Lake Crystal beat second-place finisher St. Peter High School in the state meet by 1,300 points. The team now advances to the Academic Decathlon national competition in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial team members include: Brady Brown, Ryan Roberts, Mackenzie Bade, Kelsey Sorensen, Autumn Johnson, Lucas Hesser, Jarret Imlay, Alex Carlson and Mason Jones.