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 34th annual Kern County Academic Decathlon today at Bakersfield High School. This is Stockdale’s third 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 — Bakersfield High School
Third place — Wasco High School
Fourth place — Highland High School
Fifth place — Arvin High School
Sixth place — Independence High School
Seventh place — Frontier High School
Eight place — California City High School
Ninth place — Mira Monte High School
Tenth place — Garces Memorial 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 — Jacqueline Staiger — Stockdale HS
2nd place — Hannah Chang — Bakersfield HS
3rd place — Dakota Allen — Stockdale HS
1st place — Megan Velez — Highland HS
2nd place — Jeromie Agbalog — Stockdale HS
3rd place — Audrey Franks — Stockdale HS
1st place — Albert He — Stockdale HS
2nd place — Lane Thomas — Frontier HS
3rd place — Jagdeep Gill — Stockdale HS