PARADISE HIGH SCHOOL WINS
2018 BUTTE COUNTY ACADEMIC DECATHLON
OROVILLE — Paradise Unified School District's (PUSD) Paradise High School today won the 2018 California Academic Decathlon. The team scored 36,230.40 points, earning the school the county title this year.
Members of the winning team are Lydia Dixon, Annika Presentati and Greg Schofield represented the Honors Division. Anahi Yerman, Alexander Peters and ElizabethAnn Sullivan represented the Scholastic Division. Sarah Peters, Ryan Shallenberger and Autumn Spoolman represented the Varsity Division.
The team will represent Butte County and pursue a state title at the California State Academic Decathlon, March 22- 25, 2018, in Sacramento, California. In all, 53 students representing 4 high school teams from Butte County competed in this year’s Academic Decathlon. INSPIRE School of Arts and Sciences, Las Plumas High School, Oroville High School, and Paradise High School.
Teams are comprised of three divisions; Honor students (3.75 and above GPA), Scholastic students (3.00‐3.74 GPA), Varsity students (2.99 GPA and below). Students compete against other students in the same grade point category, with bronze, silver, and gold medals being awarded for each of the 10 events.
Second place was awarded to Inspire School of Arts and Sciences, third place was awarded to Las Plumas High School, and Oroville High School was acknowledged for their participation. Best wishes to Paradise High School in their future adventures representing Butte County in Sacramento.
For more information on Academic Decathlon, contact Mary Ellen Garrahy, Student Event Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Paradise High School, First Place
Inspire High School, 2nd Place
Las Plumas High School, 3rd Place
Oroville High School, Honorable Mention