Woodbridge High School’s Academic Decathlon team took first place at the Orange County Academic Decathlon for the third consecutive year and will advance to the state competition this March.
The Academic Decathlon is a ten-event contest, in which teams of nine students compete in the areas of language and literature, science, mathematics, social science, economics, art, music, essay, interview, and speech. Each team must include three “Honor” students (those with GPAs of 3.75 or above), three “Scholastic” students (GPAs of 3.00 to 3.74) and three “Varsity” students (GPAs of 2.99 or below).
According to the Orange County Department of Education’s Academic Decathlon 101 webpage, “The purpose of Academic Decathlon is to develop and provide academic programming, curriculum, and assessment to promote learning and academic excellence. Students of all achievement levels participate in a variety of rigorous and challenging academic events while building teamwork and a competitive spirit.”
The Woodbridge team will receive a plaque, to memorialize their incredible win, and a travel stipend to ensure its members make it to Sacramento for the state-level contest, which will feature schools from California’s 38 counties. Last year, Woodbridge finished 13th at the California Decathlon.
Congratulations Woodbridge Warriors on your outstanding three-peat!