Check Out The Big Brain On Brad: 1st Place Nat'l Academic Decathlon Win For Granada Hills Charter HS

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For the 9th consecutive year, California has taken home the brain bacon as winner of the national Academic Decathlon. On Saturday at an awards banquet in Charlotte, NC, it was revealed that Granada Hills Charter High School beat out 35 other teams from across the country, besting their closest competitor, a Houston area school, by about 1,700 points, and scoring an 18th win for California while earning the Los Angeles Unified School District a record 12th national title, according to an official press release and the LA Times.

The event spans a number of days where student teams are tested " in 10 categories: art, economics, essay, interview, language and literature, mathematics, music, science, social science and speech. This year’s study subject: the Great Depression," notes the press release.

Congrats to the team!

Austin Kang, Celine Ta, Joon Lee (Honor students); Harsimar Dhanoa, Shagun Goyal, Jiyong “Eugene” Lee (Scholastic students); and Elysia Eastty, Rikiu Higashida, Sindhura Seeni (Varsity students). Their coaches are Matt Arnold, Nicolas Weber and Spencer Wolf.