Published : Friday, March 6, 2015 | 11:43 AM
The Academic Junior High Decathlon is a competition for students in grades 6-8. There are ten events. Two are collaborative team efforts – a logic quiz with 20 rigorous thinking problems, and a super quiz with 50 multiple choice questions on five broad academic themes. The remaining eight events test individual knowledge of the Roman Catholic doctrine, English, Literature, Science, Mathematics, Current Events, Social Studies, and Fine Arts (Art and Music).
Awards are given for individual and team performance, and the winning school team from each geographic diocese competes in a state championship the first Saturday of May each year. (from the Academic Decathlon website: What Is The Acadamic Decathlon
Here are the members of the 2015 Assumption School Decathlon Team:
Karina Carranza (team captain) (art, art and literature)
Aaliyah Solis-Castillo (math, social studies)
Chiara Duran (Roman Catholic doctrine, literature)
CT Sides (social studies)
Daniel Harrell (current events, Roman Catholic doctrine)
Grant Roquemore (language, science)
Jordi Ettinger (science, social studies)
Karina Martin (social studies, science)
Gabriela Rivera (science)
Abigail Chang (literature, fine arts)
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School, 2660 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 793-2089 or visit school.abvmpasadena.org.