LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Teams of students from 22 Los Angeles-area high
schools will be in Sacramento today to compete in the weekend-long 2012
California Academic Decathlon, with the delegation led by last year’s national
champion, Granada Hills High School.
Granada Hills won the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Academic
Decathlon in February with a score of 51,913.3 points out of a possible 60,000.
The LAUSD will send a record 13 teams to the statewide competition.
Other schools competing will be Marshall, El Camino Real, Franklin, Taft, Van
Nuys, Palisades Charter, Hamilton, Garfield, Bell, Los Angeles, San Pedro and
Francis Polytechnic high schools.
The Los Angeles County Office of Education, meanwhile, will send a
contingent of nine teams, led by its local champion, Torrance West High School,
which won the county Academic Decathlon with 45,132 out of a possible 60,000
points. The school has won seven of the last eight county Academic Decathlon
Also representing the county at the statewide competition will be
Redondo Union, Beverly Hills, Arcadia, Burbank, Palos Verdes Peninsula High
School, Pico Rivera El Rancho, Torrance South and Torrance high schools.
The statewide competition, which has the topic “The Age of Empire,’
will test students in art, economics, language/literature, math, music, science
and social science. The winner, which will be announced Sunday, will advance to
the national competition April 25-28 in Albuquerque.
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