Academic Decathlon Places 2nd at Regional Tournament
This weekend the Academic
Decathlon team competed in the regional tournament. In an incredibly
close race that came down to just four questions out of the 27,000 the team
answered in two days the team came in second place out of fifteen teams.
In the Honors
category: Junior Abigail Ruiz earned a silver medal in Math, Junior Itzel
Gonzales earned a bronze in language and literature and senior Juanita Garcia
earned a bronze in Art.
In our scholastic
category: Senior and Team Captain Jeremias Munoz earned Gold in Language,
Music, Economics and Art, Silver in Essay, speech, and social science and
bronze in science. Senior Tchalla Campbell earned a gold in Speech and a
bronze in social studies, and Junior Teliah Logan earned a silver in Interview
and a bronze in speech.
In our varsity
category: Senior Diego Briones earned a gold medal in essay, a silver medal in
music and economics and a bronze medal in social science. Junior
Francisco Ramos earned bronze in Speech, Interview, and Social Science. Senior
Jose Montelongo won gold in Math, Economics, Art, and Social Science, silver in
essay and science, and bronze in language and literature. Additionally,
Jose was named as top scorer of the competition (the first time this award has
EVER been given to a varsity level player).
Negron and Nick Mankin and Senior Israel Espinosa served as our team's
alternates and student coaches.
Ms. Malone and Ms.
Reed would like to thank Mr. Haley, Ms. Ingold, Mr. Horan, and everyone else
who helped to prepare and encourage the team since August. They would
also like to thank the team for all of their hard work and dedication and for
the privilege of being your coaches this year.