Sunday, 25 February 2024

Academic Decathletes head for state competition

THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH REGARD TO COMPETITION LOCATIONS.

 


LAKE COUNTY – Local Academic Decathletes left Thursday to make the trip to Sacramento for this weekend's state Academic Decathlon competition.


The competition will begin Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, and continue Sunday at California State University, Sacramento and at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, where the Super Quiz will be held.


On Feb. 2, Upper Lake High School won the county competition after a one-year hiatus from the No. 1 spot.


The win qualified the team to participate in the state competition, as Lake County News has reported.


Upper Lake team members include: Varsity – Robert Pyle, Corey Smith and Maria Mendoza; Scholastic – Robin Grayhorse, Hannah Johnson and Laura Benavides; Honor – Daniella Cazares, Kyle Coleman and Marisa Garcia. Coaches are Christina Moore and Lance Kraft.


Taking the No. 2 spot in the county competition was Lower Lake High school. Team members are: Varsity – Chris Ingersoll, Jacob Sanders and Gerald Skinner; Scholastic – Kayla Myrick, Joe Riggs and Joshua Salazar; Honor – Kate Lyons, Daniel Jackson and Emmalena Illia; alternates – Ryan Wilson, Alexandra Huff, Sean Grant and Jeremy Montano. Nancy Harby coaches the team.


Lower Lake received a special invitation to compete at the state level because of the team's high score in the county competition, which was the highest achieved by a No. 2 team among the state's Division 3 teams, said Harby.


Following the weekend competition, winning teams will be honored at an awards ceremony at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium.


For more specifics on the competition times and locations visit www.academicdecathlon.org/2008.htm.


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