LOS ANGELES TIMES
Academic decathlon Super Quiz is a sport unto itself—with the fans to prove it
Franklin High School students cheer their team in the academic decathlon known as the Super Quiz. The fans from Van Nuys High School craned their necks, team members' names scrawled across their faces, looking for their fellow students. As the team started filing in, the two rows of students in the bleachers waved signs and chanted the coach's name: "Abreu! Abreu! Abreu!"
Granada Hills Charter High wins L.A. Unified's Academic Decathlon
Granada Hills Charter High School won Los Angeles Unified's annual Academic Decathlon, recording the highest team score in the competition's 47-year history, officials said Friday.
The school, a three-time national decathlon champion located in the west San Fernando Valley, earned a score of 54,292.1 out of a possible 60,000 points in the grueling 10-event competition that tests students in science, literature, arts, music, social science, economics and mathematics.
Granada Hills Charter High School wins LAUSD’s Academic Decathlon competition
Granada Hills Charter High School's Academic Decathlon team, which was announced Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 as the first place winner of LAUSD's Academic Decathlon competition. (Courtesy photo by L.A. Unified School District)
Granada Hills Charter High School was announced as the winner of Los Angeles Unified’s Academic Decathlon competition out of nearly five dozen teams at an awards ceremony at Hollywood High School on Friday.
With 59,167.1 points earned out of a possible 65,400, the winning team set a team record for any regional, state or national competition in the U.S. Academic Decathlon’s 47-year history, said Cliff Ker, who serves as LAUSD’s Academic Decathlon coordinator.