Frontier High School Wins Academic Decathlon

Frontier High School Wins Academic Decathlon

  • February 10, 2022

Frontier High School received the Claude W. Richardson perpetual trophy as the overall team winner of the 41st annual Kern County Academic Decathlon during a virtual award ceremony held on Wednesday night. Nearly 200 students from 12 high schools participated. Frontier High School will represent Kern County in the California Academic Decathlon scheduled for next month in Sacramento.

Rounding out the top eight teams were:

Second place – Arvin High School
Third place – Stockdale High School
Fourth place – West High School
Fifth place – Wasco High School
Sixth place – Liberty High School
Seventh place – California City High School
Eighth place – Highland High School

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 traditionally conducted, however, due to COVID-19 it was cancelled this year.

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.

Overall individual top scores in this year’s Academic Decathlon went to:

Honors Division
1st place – Lucas Bautista, Arvin High School
2nd place – Justin Mugugat, Stockdale High School
3rd place – Alessandra Ela, Arvin High School

Scholastic Division
1st place – Joshua Holland, Frontier High School
2nd place – Nykolas Kidd, Frontier High School
3rd place – Brian Escutia, Arvin High School

Varsity Division
1st place – Abigail Uribe, Arvin High School
2nd place – Jahazariel Constable, West High School
3rd place – Jaden Rivas, Frontier High School

Additionally, the Academic Decathlon Foundation Board awarded two one-time scholarships in the amount of $250 and an annual award in the amount of $1,000 to the following seniors:

$250 – Audrey Smith, Stockdale High School
$250 – Lucas Bautista, Arvin High School
$1,000 – Diego Garcia, Arvin High School