RCOE Highlights

January 26, 2015

Nineteen High School Teams Set for 32nd Annual Riverside County Academic Decathlon Competition

Students compete at 2014 Academic DecathlonCounty-wide competition stretches over two weekends with theme of New Alternatives in Energy: Ingenuity and Innovation

Correction: Awards Ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. on February 7, 2015.

RIVERSIDE – Sponsored by the Riverside County Office of Education, the annual Academic Decathlon competition will take place at Heritage High School (26001 Briggs Road, Romoland, CA 92585) starting on Saturday, January 31, and finishing on Saturday, February 7.

In 2014, Hemet High School emerged victorious at the Riverside County Academic Decathlon Competition by dethroning 5-time consecutive champion, West Valley High School. At the 2014 California Academic Decathlon competition in March 2014, Hemet High School represented Riverside County along with two wild card teams who were invited to participate based on their regional round scores. At the statewide competition, Elsinore High School placed 29th overall with West Valley High School finishing 37th and Hemet High School placing 40th.

The initial day of the 2015 competition will feature essay writing, speeches, and interviews on January 31. On February 7, the teams will compete via written tests and the popular Super Quiz. The Super Quiz is the only event open to the public (besides the Awards Ceremony) and begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Heritage High School gymnasium. The Awards Ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Heritage High School Theater—including an announcement of the team that will represent Riverside County at the California Academic Decathlon to be held in Sacramento on March 19-22, 2015.

The 19 teams participating from Riverside County high schools include:

  • Beaumont High School
  • Corona High School (2 teams)
  • Elsinore High School
  • Great Oak High School
  • Hemet High School
  • Heritage High School
  • La Sierra High School
  • Moreno Valley High School
  • (John W.) North High School
  • Palm Desert High School
  • Palm Springs High School
  • Rancho Verde High School
  • (Eleanor) Roosevelt High School
  • Shadow Hills High School
  • Tahquitz High School
  • Temecula Preparatory School
  • Valley View High School
  • West Valley High School

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