La Salle High School Wins 2nd Place Overall in Division 3 and Wins First Place Overall in Division 4 Academic Decathlon

Published : Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | 1:45 PM

La Salle High School recently placed in two divisions, winning 2nd place overall in Division 3 and winning First Place Overall in Division 4 in the Southern California Private Schools Academic Decathlon.

In 11 events, whose theme this year was India, 22 La Salle students won 63 individual medals, more than tripling the amount La Salle won last year.

Here is the breakdown of the competition:

Division 3 Second Place Overall: Michelle Cervantes, Max Dier, Kriztina Espinosa, Elijah Griffin, Steven Luyapan, Emari McClellan, Erin McFaul, Bhav Patel

Division 4 First Place Overall: Mark Camarena, Zachary Damir, Samantha Hardy, Reilly Milton, Brandon Nguyen, JD Ramirez, Spencer Schoenbaum, Noah Sisson, Jacqueline Torrez

Division 2 Individual Medal Winners

Alex Camargo, 1 medal: Silver (Essay)
Japhet Quitzon, 3 medals: Gold (Science), Silver (Interview), Bronze (Speech)
Brandon Perez, 1 medal: Bronze (Essay)
Jordan Regalado, 3 medals: 2 Silver (Economics, Literature), Bronze (Math)
George Siberell, 2 medals: Gold (Essay, Social Science)

Division 3 Individual Medal Winners

Max Dier, 1 medal: Silver (Interview)
Elijah Griffin, 2 medals: Silver (Literature), Bronze (Science)
Steven Luyapan, 1 medal: Silver (Economics)
Emari McClellan, 3 medals: 3 Gold (Economics, Interview, Math)
Erin McFaul, 1 medal: Bronze (Speech)
Bhav Patel, 4 medals: 2 Silver (Art, Math), 2 Bronze (Economics, Music)

Division 4 Individual Medal Winners

Christian Billings, 1 medal: Silver (Social Science)
Zachary Damir, 9 medals: 2 Gold (Art, Literature), 5 Silver (Essay, Interview, Math, Music, Science), 2 Bronze (Economics, Social Science)
Samantha Hardy, 2 medals: Silver (Interview), Bronze (Speech)
Bettina Lee, 3 medals: Gold (Interview), Silver (Literature), Bronze (Essay)
Reilly Milton, 3 medals: 3 Bronze (Art, Economics, Interview)
Brandon Nguyen, 3 medals: Gold (Art), 2 Silver (Music, Literature)
Spencer Schoenbaum, 6 medals: 4 Silver (Economics, Essay, Math, Speech), 2 Bronze (Science, Social Science)
Noah Sisson, 5 medals: 2 Gold (Art, Speech), 2 Silver (Math, Social Science), Bronze (Science)
Robert Sweeney, 6 medals: 5 Gold (Economics, Essay, Literature, Math, Music), 1 Silver (Art)
Kevin Tian, 1 medal: Silver (Social Science)
Jackie Torrez, 2 medals: 2 Gold (Interview, Speech)

The Rest of the Team
Garien Agapito, Mark Camarena, Cristina De La Cruz, Kriztina Espinosa, Jad Nachabe, JD Ramirez, Sebastian Schiff

Total Medal Count
19 Gold
27 Silver
17 Bronze
Total Medals: 63

Top Medal Winners
Zachary Damir, 9
Robert Sweeney and Spencer Schoenbaum, 6 each
Noah Sisson, 5

La Salle High School, 3880 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-8951 or visit



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