Glacier High School Charter wins Academic Decathlon


For The Madera Tribune

Glacier High Charter School students, from left, Cloe Reed, Yevgeny Beams, Corban Stanford, and Cole Muraszewski.

 

In a battle of wits, Glacier High School Charter-Oakhurst, triumphed over their rivals making them the champions of the 40th Madera County Academic Decathlon.


Glacier earned a score of 28,824.9 and will advance to the California Academic Decathlon and compete against the best teams in the state in mid-March.


Seven schools competed on Feb 5 in the 10-event competition answering questions based on the topic, “Water: A Most Essential Resource.”


“We are proud of all of our student decathletes for changing their plans and participating virtually this year. Their dedication and determination to succeed is inspiring,” said Dr. Cecilia Massetti, Madera County Superintendent of Schools.


Liberty High School came in second place and Madera South High School placed third. Chawanakee Academy Charter, Chowchilla Union High School, Madera High School and Matilda Torres High School also competed in the competition.


Decathlon teams are comprised of up to 25 members competing in three levels of competition: Honor, Scholastic, and Varsity students. Competition levels are based on the students’ grade point average.


Liberty High School won the Super Quiz competition. The Super Quiz was held through Zoom this year. Students competed from their campus and connected to Zoom while Dr. Massetti read the questions.


Family, friends and supporters were invited to watch the Super Quiz live on YouTube.


All tests were held online, including the speech and interview competitions. Community members volunteered to judge this year’s competition via Zoom. Students entered individual breakout rooms and delivered speeches and interviewed for competition.


A total of 118 medals were handed out at the awards ceremony.


Chawanakee Academy Charter received a total of nine medals: 1 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze. Chowchilla Union High received seven medals: 2 gold and 5 bronze. Glacier High Charter received 34 medals: 18 gold, 10 silver and 6 bronze. Liberty High was awarded 42 medals: 7 gold, 18 silver and 17 bronze. Madera South High received 23 medals: 6 gold, 8 silver and 9 bronze. Matilda Torres High School received 3 medals: 2 silver and 1 bronze.


Cole Muraszewski, a senior from Glacier High School Charter, was the top scoring decathlete, scoring 6,146.4 points out of 10,000 across the 10 events. He received the EECU Outstanding Scholar Award of $500.


The top scoring senior from each school will receive a Pacific Gas and Electric Top Senior Scholarship for $250. The following students earned the honors: Chawanakee — Winston Samuelson; Chowchilla — Jennifer Hernandez-Penafiel; Glacier High School Charter — Cole Muraszewski; Liberty High School — Izaya Blancett; Madera South High School — Syan Chavira.


The Glacier High team members who will be participating in the state competition, led by coach Bruce Boe are: Honors Division- Cole Muraszewski, Eli Lockwood, Yevgeny Beams; Scholastic Division- Damien Cunningham; Elijah Mills, Brian Sadler; Varsity Division- Cloe Reed, Corban Stanford.


“We wish the Glacier High team the best of luck at the state competition,” said Dr. Massetti.


The Madera County Academic Decathlon is funded by donations from local businesses and community members. The Madera County Schools Foundation proudly supports the event.


The following is a list of students who received medals:


Art


Honor


Gold: Cole Muraszewski, Glacier High School


Silver: Yevgeny Beams, Glacier High School


Silver: Eli Lockwood, Glacier High School


Bronze: Liam Samuelson, Chawanakee Academy Charter


Scholastic


Gold: Brian Sadler, Glacier High School


Silver: Elijah Mills, Glacier High School


Bronze: Gunreet Mahil, Liberty High School


Varsity


Gold: Corban Stanford, Glacier High School


Silver: LaVeda Chan, Liberty High School


Silver: Rey Giron Cortes, Liberty High School


Bronze: Cloe Reed, Glacier High School


Economics


Honor


Gold: Eli Lockwood, Glacier High School


Silver: Winston Samuelson, Chawanakee Academy Charter


Bronze: Cole Muraszewski, Glacier High School


Scholastic


Gold: Nicholas Cabezut, Liberty High School


Silver: Izaya Blancett, Liberty High School


Silver: Jonhenry Munoz, Madera South High School


Silver: Gunreet Mahil, Liberty High School


Bronze: Jennifer Hernandez-Penafiel, Chowchilla Union High School


Varsity


Gold: Corban Stanford, Glacier High School


Silver: Jessica Ortega, Madera South High School


Bronze: Alexis Gil, Madera South High School


Essay


Honor


Gold: Jeevan Grewal, Chowchilla Union High School


Silver: Syan Chavira, Madera South High School


Bronze: Cole Muraszewski, Glacier High School


Scholastic


Gold: Izaya Blancett, Liberty High School


Silver: Elijah Mills, Glacier High School


Bronze: Arlene Garcia, Liberty High School


Varsity


Gold: Corban Stanford, Glacier High School


Silver: Isabelle O’Neill, Liberty High School


Bronze: Omar Zarate, Liberty High School


Interview


Honor


Gold: Kalei Reed, Glacier High School


Silver: Yevgeny Beams, Glacier High School


Bronze: Winston Samuelson, Chawanakee Academy Charter


Scholastic


Gold: Jennifer Hernandez-Penafiel, Chowchilla Union High School


Silver: Jonhenry Munoz, Madera South High School


Silver: Vienna Vasquez, Liberty High School


Bronze: Jenesis Borrego-Ruiz, Chowchilla Union High School


Varsity


Gold: Corban Stanford, Glacier High School


Silver: LaVeda Chan, Liberty High School


Bronze: Morgyn Lindsay, Liberty High School


Bronze: Jessica Ortega, Madera South High School


Language & Literature


Honor


Gold: Cole Muraszewski, Glacier High School


Silver: Eli Lockwood, Glacier High School


Bronze: Juliana Gonzalez, Liberty High School


Scholastic


Gold: Vienna Vasquez, Liberty High School


Silver: Jessica Giron, Madera South High School


Bronze: Jade Seymour, Chawanakee Academy Charter


Varsity


Gold: Corban Stanford, Glacier High School


Gold: Jessica Ortega, Madera South High School


Silver: Andrew Armstrong, Liberty High School


Bronze: Cloe Reed, Glacier High School


Mathematics


Honor


Gold: Yevgeny Beams, Glacier High School


Gold: Jackson Roeder, Glacier High School


Silver: Syan Chavira, Madera South High School


Silver: Emily Boatwright, Liberty High School


Bronze: Eli Lockwood, Glacier High School


Scholastic


Gold: Jessica Giron, Madera South High School


Silver: Tyler Edwards, Liberty High School


Bronze: David Contreras-Utrera, Madera South High School


Varsity


Gold: Jimboy Jimenez, Liberty High School


Silver: Isabelle O’Neill, Liberty High School


Bronze: Morgyn Lindsay, Liberty High School


Music


Honor


Gold: Eli Lockwood, Glacier High School


Silver: Winston Samuelson, Chawanakee Academy Charter


Bronze: Kaypree Adams, Matilda Torres High School


Scholastic


Gold: Tyler Edwards, Liberty High School


Gold: Jonhenry Munoz, Madera South High School


Silver: Jade Seymour, Chawanakee Academy Charter


Silver: Nicholas Cabezut, Liberty High School


Silver: Jessica Giron, Madera South High School


Silver: Celeste Cortez-Castillo, Matilda Torres High School


Bronze: David Contreras-Utrera, Madera South High School


Bronze: Jenesis Borrego-Ruiz, Chowchilla Union High School


Varsity


Gold: Alexis Gil, Madera South High School


Silver: Adelayda Garcia-Vasquez, Madera South High School


Bronze: Andrew Armstrong, Liberty High School


Science


Honor


Gold: Cole Muraszewski, Glacier High School


Silver: Valerie Grimaldo, Liberty High School


Silver: Eli Lockwood, Glacier High School


Bronze: Alyssa Mandala, Chowchilla Union High School


Bronze: Emily Boatwright, Liberty High School


Scholastic


Gold: Gunreet Mahil, Liberty High School


Silver: Brian Sadler, Glacier High School


Bronze: Maximiliano Maldonado, Liberty High School


Varsity


Gold: Corban Stanford, Glacier High School


Silver: Omar Zarate, Liberty High School


Silver: Graciela Murcio-Martinez, Matilda Torres High School


Silver: Melissa Gomez, Madera South High School


Silver: Sydney Lindsay, Liberty High School


Silver: Nolan Sewell, Liberty High School


Bronze: Logan Chand, Madera South High School


Bronze: Andrew Armstrong, Liberty High School


Bronze: Rey Giron Cortes, Liberty High School


Social Science


Honor


Gold: Eli Lockwood, Glacier High School


Silver: Cole Muraszewski, Glacier High School


Bronze: Winston Samuelson, Chawanakee Academy Charter


Scholastic


Gold: Nicholas Cabezut, Liberty High School


Silver: Izaya Blancett, Liberty High School


Silver: Jade Seymour, Chawanakee Academy Charter


Bronze: Noah Clark, Liberty High School


Bronze: David Contreras-Utrera, Madera South High School


Bronze: Jennifer Hernandez-Penafiel, Chowchilla Union High School


Bronze: Gunreet Mahil, Liberty High School


Varsity


Gold: Corban Stanford, Glacier High School


Silver: Andrew Armstrong, Liberty High School


Bronze: Jessica Ortega, Madera South High School


Bronze: Morgyn Lindsay, Liberty High School


Bronze: Omar Zarate, Liberty High School


Speech


Honor


Gold: Yevgeny Beams, Glacier High School


Silver: Cole Muraszewski, Glacier High School


Bronze: Syan Chavira, Madera South High School


Scholastic


Gold: Jade Seymour, Chawanakee Academy Charter


Silver: Tyler Edwards, Liberty High School


Bronze: Elijah Mills, Glacier High School


Varsity


Gold: Jessica Ortega, Madera South High School


Silver: Omar Zarate, Liberty High School


Bronze: Alexis Gil, Madera South High School

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