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Granada Hills wins state Academic Decathlon

March 14, 2011 | 12:56 pm

Granada Hills Charter High School won the state Academic Decathlon, besting Marshall and El Camino Real high schools in the competition.

The Los Angeles Unified School District took seven of the top 10 spots. The awards were presented at a ceremony in Sacramento on Monday.

By winning the state competition, Granada Hills came out on top of what organizers said was the largest state competition in the country. About 65 teams with more than 500 students competed in the two days of testing in Sacramento. The students took tests on social students, music, arts and math; gave speeches; and took part in a Sunday evening Super Quiz, a rapid-fire relay of science trivia.

For Granada Hills, the studying continues in preparation of the national Academic Decathlon, which begins April 27 in Charlotte, N.C.

L.A. Unified traditionally has had a strong showing at the national competition, with California schools winning the last eight national titles. Last year, it was El Camino Real that took the top spot nationally.


Granada Hills wins L.A. Unified Academic Decathlon

West High in Torrance wins L.A. County Academic Decathlon

L.A. Unified sends record number of schools to state academic decathlon

-- Rick Rojas in Sacramento

California Schools Guide