RIVERSIDE – For the second year in a row, Elsinore High School took home the championship at the Riverside County Academic Decathlon. Held at Corona High School, Elsinore was also the winner of the Super Quiz.
Great Oak High School (Temecula Valley USD) finished second and Corona High School Gold (Corona-Norco USD) was third. San Jacinto High School (San Jacinto USD) finished fourth and Beaumont High School Blue (Beaumont USD) was fifth.
Elsinore will once again represent Riverside County at the California Academic Decathlon in Sacramento on March 22-25, 2018. The California champion will advance to the United States Academic Decathlon set for April 19-21 in Frisco, Texas.
The first day of this year’s competition was January 27, and featured essay writing, speeches, and interviews. The following weekend started with written tests in the morning followed by the popular Super Quiz.
Each team is composed of nine students, three from each grade point category, and includes three Honor (GPA 3.75-4.00), three Scholastic (GPA 3.00-3.74), and three Varsity (GPA 0.00-2.99) students. Students accumulate individual and team points in written events in mathematics, economics, art, music, literature, science, social science, and Super Quiz. Statewide, over 5,000 students and 2,800 volunteers are involved in Academic Decathlon in 2018 that featured a theme of Africa.
Riverside County Academic Decathlon historical results:
2018 – Elsinore
2016 – West Valley
2015 – West Valley
2014 – Hemet
2013 – West Valley
2012 – West Valley
2011 – West Valley
2010 – West Valley
2009 – West Valley
2008 – Hemet
2007 – Hemet
2006 – Hemet