Academic Decathlon Results
Stockdale High School named Academic Decathlon champs, will represent Kern County in state championships next month
Stockdale High School received the Claude W. Richardson perpetual trophy as the overall team winner of the 37th annual Kern County Academic Decathlon today at Mira Monte High School. Nearly 200 students from 18 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 — Frontier High School
Seventh place — California City High School
Eight place — Garces Memorial High School
Ninth place — Cesar Chavez High School
Tenth place — Foothill 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 seven 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 — Jenna Shih
2nd place — Daniel Liu
3rd place — Nicole Chang
1st place — Emily McGlumphy
2nd place — Ashlyn Keller
3rd place — Frank Nadal
1st place — Justin Lo
2nd place — Malorie Soto
3rd place — Alejandro Oropeza