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Folsom High students win county Academic Decathlon


Our very own Folsom High School is the winner of the 2020 Sacramento County Academic Decathlon Competition (AcaDeca)! Vista del Lago also finished strong in fifth place. 

Folsom High now advances to the state finals, which will be held March 27-28 in Sacramento.

To prepare for AcaDeca, students devoted months of study to the 2020 topic: “In Sickness and In Health - An Exploration of Illness and Wellness.”

Everyone earned an individual medal in at least one category. There were thirty-nine individual medals for the 10 categories, nine individual medals for the Super Quiz competition, one first place team medal for Super Quiz and one first place team medal for the win! 

Congratulations to these kids with high aspirations and huge hearts! We are looking forward to seeing them in the next round against teams from Southern California!

Here's the breakdown of the individual medals:

HONORS:

Alice Gao (10) – Speech, bronze; Art, bronze; Social Science, bronze; Economics, bronze; Lang/Lit, bronze; Super Quiz, gold; Super Decathlete, bronze;
Erica Huang (9)  - Speech, silver; Art, gold; Music, gold; Social Science, silver; Economics, gold; Lang/Lit, gold; Science, gold; Super Quiz, silver; Super Decathlete, silver;
Lydia Juline (12) - Speech, bronze; Art, silver; Music, gold; Social Science, gold; Economics, silver; Science, gold; Super Quiz, Gold; Super Decathlete, gold;

SCHOLASTIC:

Kristopher Ness (12) – Essay, silver; Art, silver; Super Quiz, gold;
Luc-Tanton Tran (11) – Math, silver; Science, bronze; Super Quiz, gold;
Ezekiel Weil (12) – Essay, gold; Social Science, bronze; Lang/Lit, silver; Super Quiz, gold;

VARSITY:

Sanjana Bhise (12) – Art, gold; Math, bronze; Social Science, gold; Lang/Lit, bronze; Science, bronze; Super Quiz, gold;
Brayden Rawson (12) – Essay, bronze; Math, silver; Social Science, bronze; Economics, bronze; Super Quiz, gold; Super Decathlete, bronze
Esther Thomas (12) – Speech, bronze; Super Quiz, gold