Stockdale High School named Academic Decathlon champs,to represent Kern County in state championship

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Stockdale High School received the Claude W. Richardson perpetual trophy as the overall team winner of the 33nd annual Kern County Academic Decathlon today held at Bakersfield High School. Nearly 200 students from 20 high schools participated. Stockdale will represent Kern County in the California Academic Decathlon scheduled for next month in Sacramento.
 
Rounding out the top ten teams were:
 
Second place — Bakersfield High School
Third place — Wasco High School
Fourth place — Cesar E. Chavez High School
Fifth place — Frontier High School
Six place — Arvin High School
Seventh place — Liberty High School
Eight place — Garces Memorial High School
Ninth place — Highland High School
Tenth place — Independence High School
 
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.
 
The 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 conducted. It’s a pressure-packed 90-minutes of excitement, run like a TV quiz show. Teams have seven seconds to answer each question. Running totals are displayed on large, visible flip cards, bringing about enthusiastic reactions from the audience. Stockdale High School also won the Super Quiz.

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

Honors Division
1st place — Alap Sahoo / Stockdale High
2nd place — Hannah Chang / Bakersfield High
3rd place — Brandon Kan / Frontier High

Scholastic Division
1st place — Levi Vogel / Stockdale High
2nd place — Sharila Stewart / Bakersfield High
3rd place — Luis Flores / Cesar E. Chavez High

Varsity Division
1st place — Joseph Fanous / Stockdale High
2nd place — Caitlin Williams / Bakersfield High
3rd place — Brian Aispuro / Wasco High

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