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Granada Hills Charter High School wins state Academic Decathlon

March 18, 2012 | 12:29 pm

Granada Hills Charter High School, for the second year in a row, won the state Academic Decathlon on Sunday in Sacramento.

The team beat out more than 60 others -- including a dozen other schools from Los Angeles Unified -- at the two-day competition.

El Camino Real and Marshall high schools -- both L.A. Unified schools -- took second and third place, respectively. Six LAUSD schools scored in the top 10, as did West High School from Torrance.

Granada Hills scored 52,327 out of 60,000 possible points.

The team members are Lev Tauz, Sean Wejebe, Hamidah Mahmud, Christian Koguchi, Priscilla Liu, Kimberly Ly, Jimmy Wu, Stella Lee and Julia Wall. Their coaches are Matt Arnold, Spencer Wolf and Nick Weber.

The team will proceed to the national competition next month in Albuquerque, N.M.

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-- Rick Rojas in Sacramento

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