St. Raymond Students Place First at Academic Decathlon
For the 4th year in a row the St. Raymond School Academic Decathlon team was named the “Overall Winner” for the Archdiocese of San Francisco at the annual competition held on March 4th. 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). Led by Ms. Valerie Mattei and a group of dedicated teachers and parents, this year's team placed first in both the Super Quiz and the Logic Quiz. In the individual subject tests, Camille P. placed first in Social Studies, Chloe P. placed first in Fine Arts, Amelia A placed second in English and Mia C. placed third in Math.
The team worked extremely hard since the beginning of the school year. They spent countless hours before and after school and on the weekends studying and reviewing to prepare for the competition. We are so proud of these outstanding students and the effort they put forth representing St. Raymond in the Academic Decathlon. The team included Jack G., Mia C., Chloe P., McKenna K., Mathilde S., Camile P., Carson S., Amelia A., Langley W., Emily W., Sarah M., Finnan M., Nick R., and Alyssa T. The students are looking forward to competing in the California State Finals in April.