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Granada Hills Charter High to welcome back Academic Decathlon champs

March 19, 2012 |  7:54 am

Granada Hills
Classmates and teachers will welcome back the winners of the statewide Academic Decathlon with a celebration Monday morning at Granada Hills Charter High School.

"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.