Academic Decathlon Results
Stockdale High School named Academic Decathlon champs; will represent Kern County in the state competition next month
Stockdale High School received the Claude W. Richardson perpetual trophy as the overall team winner of the 36th annual Kern County Academic Decathlon today at Mira Monte High School. This is Stockdale’s fifth consecutive win. Nearly 200 students from 19 high schools participated. Stockdale will represent Kern County in the California Academic Decathlon scheduled for next month in Sacramento.
Rounding out the top ten teams were:
Second place — Wasco Union High School
Third place — Bakersfield High School
Fourth place — Arvin High School
Fifth place — Highland High School
Sixth place — California City High School
Seventh place — Wonderful College Prep Academy
Eight place — Cesar Chavez High School
Ninth place — Mira Monte High School
Tenth place — Liberty High School
Each school’s team consisted of a maximum of nine students: three “A” (honor), three “B” (scholastic) and three “C” (varsity) entrants. They competed against other students in the same divisions. The team compiling the most points captured first place. Individual medals were also awarded to first, second and third place finishers in each category and division.
The Academic Decathlon is made up of 10 events including Art, Economics, Essay, Interview, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Music, Science, Social Science and Speech.
A Super Quiz is also conducted. It’s a pressure-packed 90-minutes of excitement, run like a TV quiz show. Teams have ten seconds to answer each question. Running totals are displayed on large, visible flip cards, bringing about enthusiastic reactions from the audience. Stockdale High School won the Super Quiz.
Overall individual top scores in this year’s Academic Decathlon went to:
1st place — Vedant Vaidya
2nd place — Jenna Shih
3rd place — Jordan Shih
1st place — Aaron Salinas
2nd place — Jordan Prioleau
3rd place — Sumanth Dara
1st place — Nathan Smith
2nd place — Braulio Alvarez
3rd place — Sebastian Orozco