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Another Academic Decathlon win--this time online

May 6, 2011 |  5:06 pm

A Los Angeles high school has racked up another Academic Decathlon win, coming just a week after Granada Hills Charter High School won the district’s 12th national decathlon title.

Academic Decathlon organizers also held an online competition, which John Marshall High School has won for the large schools. Marshall competed against other schools from across the nation. And just as in the national competition held last month in Charlotte, N.C., a California school outmaneuvered a competitor from Texas: Marshall beat Rockwall High School from the Dallas suburb of Rockwall.

Marshall had about 38,062 points to Rockwall’s 36,613. Marshall, which has twice taken the national title, was the first Los Angeles Unified school to win, with its 1987 victory. Marshall won the large schools online competition last year as well.


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