NISD students advance to state Academic Decathlon competition

May 20, 2011

Academic Decathlon is a program that provides high school students across the U.S. an opportunity to experience the challenges of rigorous academic competition through participation in team activities. In addition, the Academic Decathlon involves members of the business/industry as active supporters of a program promoting academic excellence. Students are tested in ten categories: Art, Economics, Essay, Music, Language and Literature, Speech, Interview, Mathematics, Science, and Super Quiz. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals are awarded for individual and team scores. Winning teams advance through local, regional, and state levels of competition.

Four NISD schools advanced to the state-level competition. Those Northside teams advancing on to the state level were Stevens High School, who placed 32nd and 5th in the Super Quiz relay, O'Connor High School, who placed 10th in Super Quiz team and 11th overall in the state, Warren who placed 29th overall, and Holmes who placed 30th.

The honorees are:

Yun

Liang

O'Connor

1st Individual Social Studies, 3rd Individual Super Quiz,
3rd Individual Music, Honors Division

Jenny

Qi

O'Connor

honors division

Zac

Cozzi

O'Connor

 2nd Individual speech, honors division

Laura

Dixon

O'Connor

 1st Individual essay, scholastic division

Krista

Silvin

O'Connor

scholastic division

Joshua

Castro Martinez

O'Connor

scholastic division

Corey

Ford

O'Connor

varsity division

Gabe

Campbell

O'Connor

varsity division

Pamela

Hummel

O'Connor

Head coach

Aaron

Westbrook

O'Connor

coach

 

 

 

 

Riley

Egger

Stevens

honors division

Phillip

Graham

Stevens

honors division

Jonathan

Jordan

Stevens

honors division

Victor

Encarnacion

Stevens

scholastic division

David

Lopez

Stevens

scholastic division

Michael

Phelps

Stevens

scholastic division

Kennedy

Hatfield

Stevens

varsity division

layla

Lustri

Stevens

varsity division

Ian

Bernard

Stevens

varsity division

Ruben

Pena

Stevens

Head coach

Mike

Lyons

Stevens

coach

 

 

 

 

Matthew

Tijerina

Warren

honors division

Shanasia

Sylman

Warren

honors division

Ariel

Penny

Warren

honors division

Paolo

Solorzano

Warren

scholastic division

Gabriel

Rogow

Warren

 3rd Individual in Super Quiz, scholastic division

Brett

Beatty

Warren

scholastic division

Guillermo

Barraza

Warren

varsity division

Nicholas

Castillo

Warren

varsity division

Valerie

Salinas

Warren

varsity division

Terry

Zablocki

Warren

Head Coach

Jane

Nicholson

Warren

coach- received the Coach of theYear Award for the State

 

 

 

 

Sandra

Bayona

Holmes

honors division

Cesar

Ramirez

Holmes

honors division

Gretchen

Ledesma

Holmes

honors division

David

Bayona

Holmes

scholastic division

Nicolas

Prendiz

Holmes

scholastic division

Sarah

Grubaugh

Holmes

scholastic division

Albert

Yanelli

Holmes

varsity division

Christopher

Capistran

Holmes

varsity division

Gabriella

Hernandez

Holmes

varsity division

Diana

Habenicht

Holmes

Head coach

Juliana

Sanchez

Holmes

coach

Vilma

Lang

Holmes

coach

Adriano

Gonzalez

Holmes

coach