by Gabrielle Salud, Staffwriter
For the first time ever in Sweetwater High School history, Academic Decathlon made it to state! After their hard work and long hours dedicated after school, it has finally paid off. They’ve sacrificed lots of sleep and leisure to reach their first and initial goal – the state competition.
March 19 and March 20 mark the days the SUHi’s very own Decathlon travelled north to Sacramento to represent our school as one of the top academic schools in the state. They went head-to-head against approximately 65 other schools in state in 11 different events. They participated in 7 different subject tests based on Art, Economics, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Music, Science, and Social Science. Two additional interactive events included Speech and Interview. Lastly, a more intense, ‘battlelike’ event called the Super Quiz is where SUHi truly shines. This is when all schools from three different divisions go head-to-head to answer as many questions as they can as possible.
The decathletes flew to Sacramento on March 16th and had extensive study time right before the competition to ensure that they would leave their mark at the state competition.
Ms. Garcia, the head coach, has set her heart on state since the beginning of this decathlon team. She has made significant changes from last year on a whim to see if change would work – and it has. Ms. Garcia, along with the entire decathlon team, is honored to represent SUHi at the State Decathlon Competition. We’re proud of you Decathlon!