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Friday, March 1, 2013

Summit and Legacy High Schools Among Top Teams at State Academic Decathlon

At the Texas Academic Decathlon State competition in San Antonio last weekend, Summit High School placed 11th in the state with a school-record 41,690 points. Earning gold medals for their performance as top honors, scholastic, and varsity team members were Nicholas Toliver, Sina Rahesh, and Ethan Kohner. Additionally James Smith earned a bronze medal for science and a bronze medal for music. Competition team members include James Smith, Victoria Miglets, Nicholas Toliver, Gina Shahidullah, Sina Rahesh, Caroline Rodgers, Ethan Kohner, Felicia Freeman, and Michael Moore. Additionally the team tied for 6th place in super quiz with a score of 2500.

Legacy High School placed 19th at state with a team total of 37,760. State medalists included: Laura Baker (3rd Economics, Legacy’s top Honors student); Amanda Hargett-Granato (3rd Art, Legacy’s top Scholastic student); Sammi Singarella (1st Essay); Austin Bailey (3rd Essay); Nathan Wright (3rd Essay); and Autumn McGaha (Legacy’s top Varsity student).

Congratulations Summit and Legacy Acadec teams.

About Academic Decathlon
The United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) is a program that provides high school students 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.