Granada Hills Charter High to welcome back Academic Decathlon champs
"Everybody will be there to congratulate them and to welcome them back," said Karla Diamond, a staff member at the Los Angeles area high school.
The high school band, cheerleading squad and students and staff will gather at 8 a.m. at the entrance to greet the champion team. The school will then hold a breakfast for team members and their families, Diamond said.
The high school took the title at the California Academic Decathlon for the second year in a row and will head to the national championship in Albuquerque next month.
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 in L.A. Unified--took second and third place, respectively.
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Photo: Granada Hills Charter teammates Sean Wejebe and Julia Wall collect the championship trophy won by their team at the California Academic Decathlon in Sacramento. Credit: Robert Durell / For The Times.