Academic champs on to state finals
For the 20th year in a row, Yosemite High School won the Madera County Academic Decathlon, earning the 9-member team its ticket to compete in the state finals in March.
Yosemite High School scored 33,880.10 points out of 65,400 in the 2013 Madera County Academic Decathlon, beating five county high schools.
Chowchilla High School placed second, with Liberty High School coming in third in the competition. Other competing schools included Chawanakee Academy, Madera High School and Madera South High School.
“The decathletes in this year’s Academic Decathlon were outstanding examples of the great students we have in Madera County,” said Cyndy Dolph, associate superintendent of the Madera County Office of Education. “Those students and their coaches put a great deal of effort and time into preparation for this event.”...