Vanden High wins 2020 North Bay Regional Academic Decathlon
The 2020 North Bay Regional Academic Decathlon. results are in and the Vanden High School team stole the show.
More than 225 students from 15 high schools across Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo counties participated in the event.
The Academic Decathlon is a competitive event modeled after the Olympics to stimulate academic achievement and honor “athletes of the mind.” The competition, this year bearing the theme “In Sickness and in Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness,” provides students the opportunity to participate in an educational forum, which fosters a deep respect for knowledge, cooperation, and selfesteem, organizers said.
“I am thrilled to see this rigorous academic challenge for students expand to include six counties this year,” said Lisette EstrellaHenderson, Solano Superintendent of Schools, on a press statement. “All of the participating teams worked very hard and represented their schools well. I congratulate every participant, and I’m certain these amazing students will do well in their future endeavors.”
Competing this year were teams from Dixon High School (Dixon Unified School District), Rodriguez High School (Fairfield-Suisun USD), Vanden High School (Travis USD), Jesse Bethel, MIT Academy and Vallejo High School (Vallejo City USD), Maria Carrillo High School (Santa Rosa City Schools USD), Casa Grande and Petaluma High Schools (Petaluma City USD), American Canyon High School (Napa Valley USD), Davis Senior High School (Davis Joint USD), Upper Lake High School i(Upper Lake USD), Willits High School (Willits USD), and River City High School in (Washington USD).
“I am thrilled to see this rigorous academic challenge for students expand to include six counties this year.”
— Lisette Estrella-Henderson, Solano Superintendent of Schools
Vanden High School took first place with 44,643 points; Willits High School came in second with 40,051 points and American Canyon High School finished third with 38,288 points.
The winning school from each county will compete at the 43rd California Academic Decathlon, March 26-29 in Sacramento. Schools going to state are Vanden High School, Willits High School, American Canyon High School, Casa Grande High School, Upper Lake High School and Davis Senior High School.
For more information about the Academic Decathlon, contact Ken Scarberry at 646-7603 or kscar[email protected]