Academic Decathlon teams from public and private schools around Los Angeles County spent this weekend doing battle to determine who would representative their respective regions at the state-wide championships March 12-15 in Sacramento, and 20 of the teams will feature youngsters from the local communities.
There are competitions in three different divisions–Los Angeles Unified School District; Los Angeles County Office of Education; and the Southern California Private Schools.
In the LAUSD contest, 16 local schools including Crenshaw, Dorsey, Foshay, Fremont, King Drew, Manual Arts and the USC magnet vied to take the top slot as well as any wild card spots.
The California Academy of Math and Science, Hawthorne Math and Science Academy and Inglewood High competed in the county’s contest; and Junipero Serra High School entered two teams in the private school division.
The competition was a two-week event that culminated this Saturday with students facing off in the game show-style Super Quiz before live audiences of family and friends.
This event featured only the top 10 ten teams in points, and students answered questions about The French Revolution.
Unofficially, in the LAUSD Super Quiz Dorsey, Los Angeles, Hamilton and Francis Polytechnic High tied for sixth place with 51 out of 60 points.
The release of official results of the Super Quiz and the 10 subject areas tested will take place during awards ceremonies Feb. 11. LAUSD will hold their event at Hollywood High School and L.A. County will honor their winners at the Quiet Cannon Country Club in Montebello. The Southern California Private School Academic Decathlon held their banquet on Saturday.