Academic Decathlon Team Places Third in State Competition
The St. Raymond School Academic Decathlon team placed Third this weekend in the Catholic Schools State Academic Junior High Decathlon competition. After competing against thirteen schools to win the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s Academic Junior High Decathlon competition, the team of students traveled to San Diego to compete in the State Championships. The competition featured eleven schools from across California and Colorado. The students representing St. Raymond School included Yaiza F., Jack G., McKenna K., Sarah M., Finnan M., Annika P., Mary M., Anna T., Alyssa T. and Emily W.
The State competition followed the same format as the local competition. There are two team events, a logic quiz and a super quiz, as well as eight individual events testing knowledge of particular subjects. St. Raymond School took Second place in the Super Quiz, just one point behind the First place team, and turned in a strong performance on the Logic Quiz. In addition, St. Raymond students placed in six of the eight individual events: Sarah M. placed 1st in English, Emily W. placed 2nd in Literature, Alyssa T. placed 3rd in Science, McKenna K. placed 4th in Fine Arts, Yaiza F. placed 5th in Current Events and Annika P. placed 5th in Religion. Finnan M. (Social Studies) and Jack G. (Mathematics) also had strong performances adding to the overall team point total.
Led by Mr. Patrick Sulivan, the students spent many hours outside of the school day studying and preparing for the competition. Mr. Sullivan recognized the team members for their hard work and dedication at morning assembly on Monday and thanked their parents and teachers for their support.