Lathrop Academic Decathlon Team Takes 15 Medals

Joey Hernandez takes 1st overall in Division II

Anjru de Leon, News Editor

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Joey Hernandez poses after winning his first medal of the competition.

Saturday, February 3, 2018, the 37th Academic Decathlon Super Quiz relay commenced.

Student academic decathletes throughout the valley studied extensively throughout the school year to prepare themselves for this year’s topic, Africa. There were seven categories related to the topic that the students participated in, ranging from essay writing to speech to knowledge of music.

Avleen Kaur, Erik Espinoza, Eliana Montanio, and Avyonte Bobo won 8 medals in Division I competition.

Avleen Kaur- 3rd place speech and 3rd place interview

Erik Espinoza- 1st place music and 2nd place social science.

Eliana Montanio- 2nd place essay, 3rd place speech, and 3rd place interview

Avyonte Bobo- 2nd place speech

Noel Ojeda, Harjass Kaur, and Joey Hernandez won 7 medals in Division II.

Noel Ojeda- 1st place economics

Harjass Kaur- 1st place speech

Lastly, Joey Hernandez performed excellently, obtaining 1st place medals in economics, speech, literature, music, science, and 1st place overall for Division II.

The studious and erudite Spartans’ hard work and perseverance resulted in 15 medals overall. The Spartan ACADEC team advisors, Mr. and Mrs. Pangburn, were very pleased with their team’s performance.  Mr. Pangburn said, “Mrs. Pangburn and I are very proud of our students. It is truly amazing to see how the students develop as individuals and as a team. We are very grateful for the opportunity to work with our Acadec family. “

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