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Georgia Academic Decathlon

GAD Interview Judges Volunteer Information

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Kennesaw State University


Download 2024 Interview Judge Letter below

GAD Interview Judges Packet 2023-2024
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Thank you for agreeing to be a judge for this year's Interview competition for the PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon. We will have 12 teams of judges with as many as 36 volunteers, therefore, it is crucial that we have consistency in judging for a fair competition. This video shows some examples of "good" and "bad" interview interactions and gives you an idea of what to expect.

A training session will be held just prior to the competition where you will get more detailed information and be able to ask questions.

We ask that you take a moment to look at the video sample (below) of an average interview for Academic Decathlon. Some of the interviews during competition will be better and some not as good as this one. A completed score sheet for the sample interview is also available by clicking on Sample Score Sheet (below the video).

Click here to download the Sample Interview Sheet.

This is just a sample. All interviews will be scored electronically using personal devices on a Google form.


Important points for Interview judges:

  • Leave your emotions at the door. Their coaches will make them feel good, you judge them. Coaches need honest judging in order to help students improve.

  • Each student will provide copies of his or her resume for each of the judges.

  • You will get a list of sample questions that you may ask.

  • Begin scoring each interview as an average interview (5 or 6) and go up or down from there. Scores range from 1 to 10.


David Holland

GAD Interview Coordinator

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