Academic Decathlon - A Salute to Mr. Patrick Sullivan
Since 2005, St. Raymond students, led by Mr. Patrick Sullivan, have been competing in the Academic Junior High Decathlon. The Academic Decathlon is a competition for students in grades 6-8, consisting of ten events. Two are collaborative team efforts – a logic quiz with twenty rigorous thinking problems, and a super quiz with fifty 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 the California State Finals.
The St. Raymond School Academic Decathlon team was named the “Overall Winner” for the Archdiocese of San Francisco in 2014, 2015 and 2016. St. Raymond students have taken first or placed in English, Math, Social Studies, and Science every year. St. Raymond has taken first place in the Super Quiz seven times. Last year, they took first place in both the Super Quiz and the Logic Quiz and at the State level they placed third in the Super Quiz. As Mr. Sullivan steps away from his position leading the Academic Decathlon team, we’d like to thank him for his dedication and commitment to the Academic Decathlon. Over the past 11 years, his service has been unparalleled, giving up his weekends and dedicating endless hours to lead the team in their studies. Hats off to Mr. Sullivan and thank you for your leadership. St. Raymond School looks forward to continuing the tradition Mr. Sullivan started under the tutelage of Ms. Valerie Mattei.