Vanden’s Academic Decathlon squad advances to state competition – The Vacaville Reporter

By Kimberly K. Fu

For 20 consecutive years, Vanden High School’s Academic Decathlon teams have done amazing in competitions, and this year was no exception.

The team — which took home 30 medals, 14 of them gold — had the second-highest score at the Bay Region Academic Decathlon Saturday and will advance to the state competition in March.

David Kenyon, Vanden’s Academic Decathlon teacher and advisor, said he was extremely proud of his hardworking, dedicated team.

Nihal Grewal, 17 and a senior this year, has been with the Vanden team since he was a sophomore. It’s a tough, grueling activity, he said, as the team practices for at least an hour every school day and on weekends, and yet, so worth it.

Source: Vanden’s Academic Decathlon squad advances to state competition – The Vacaville Reporter

Vanden academic team claims 2nd in Bay Regional decathlon – Daily Republic

Vanden High School finished second in the 43rd Bay Regional Academic Decathlon, which ended its competition Saturday with the Super Quiz and awards ceremony.

Campolindo High School, from the Acalanes School District in Lafayette, took first place with 35,993 points. Vanden, part of the Travis School District in Fairfield, had 34,218 points and Basis Independent Silicon Valley Charter from Santa Clara finished third, scoring 32,439 points.

“The dedication of these decathletes is truly impressive. These students have spent countless nights and weekends preparing for this competition and improving their academic knowledge and skills.” Solano County Superintendent of Schools Lisette Estrella-Henderson said in a statement. “Every participant should feel very accomplished.”

Source: Vanden academic team claims 2nd in Bay Regional decathlon

Upper Lake High School competes in Bay Regional Academic Decathlon – Lake County News

Upper Lake High School’s Academic Decathlon team participated in the Bay Regional Academic Decathlon over the weekend and will advance to the state competition to represent Lake County.

The Solano County Office of Education hosts and coordinates the annual Bay Region Academic Decathlon event for students.

“Water, A Most Essential Resource” is the theme of this year’s decathlon in which250 students from 17 high schools across nine counties — Contra Costa, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo — were challenged to bring their “A” game.

Source: Lake County News,California – Upper Lake High School competes in Bay Regional Academic Decathlon; team heads to state event

Solano school teams battle for Academic Decathlon honors – Daily Republic

While Olympians battle for gold, silver and bronze in Beijing, high school teams from nine counties have been bringing their “A game” at the Bay Region Academic Decathlon.

Schools involved from Solano County include Rodriguez High School and Vanden High School in Fairfield, Buckingham Collegiate Charter Academy in Vacaville, Dixon High School, and from Vallejo, Jesse Bethel and Vallejo high schools. They are among 17 schools in all.

The competition culminates in the Super Quiz, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by the awards ceremony at 3 p.m. Both the Super Quiz and awards ceremony can be watched at www.solanocoe.net/academicdecathlon.

Source: Solano school teams battle for Academic Decathlon honors

Academic Decathlon seeks volunteers – The Vacaville Reporter

The Bay region’s Academic Decathlon seeks speech and interview judges for the event.

The virtual competition, hosted by the Solano County Office of Education, includes 200 students from 20 high schools from across the Bay Area.

The Academic Decathlon is a competitive event modeled after the Olympics to stimulate academic achievement and honor “athletes of the mind.” The competition provides high school students the opportunity to participate in an educational forum which fosters a deep respect for knowledge, cooperation and self-esteem.

Source: Academic Decathlon seeks volunteers – The Vacaville Reporter

Judges needed for Academic Decathlon – Times-Herald

By Kim Fu

Speech and interview judges 18 and older are needed for the Bay Region Academic Decathlon, hosted by the Solano County Office of Education.

The event is virtual, so you can volunteer from the comfort of your home.

The event includes 20 high schools from across the bay area. More than 200 high school students will compete in the regional competition.

The Academic Decathlon is a competitive event modeled after the Olympics to stimulate academic achievement and honor “athletes of the mind.” The competition provides high school students the opportunity to participate in an educational forum which fosters a deep respect for knowledge, cooperation and self-esteem.

Source: Judges needed for Academic Decathlon – Times-Herald

Vanden High team advances to state Academic Decathlon – The Reporter

Education, the Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet William Butler Yeats once said, “is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

And the Vanden High School Academic Decathlon team is on fire.

Placing second at the 2021 Bay Regional, hosted by Solano County Office of Education, the Vikings are one of 11 teams from 11 California counties that qualified to move on the state Academic Decathlon, a 10-event scholastic competition for high school scholars.

The decathlon includes comprehensive written exams in art, economics, language and literature, mathematics, music, social science and science. Team members also deliver prepared and impromptu speeches, write an essay and communicate through a conversational interview.

Source: Vanden High team advances to state Academic Decathlon – The Reporter

Vanden 2nd at regional Academic Decathlon; will represent Solano at state event – Daily Republic

By Todd R. Hansen

The Vanden High School Academic Decathlon team took second to Campolindo High School of Contra Costa County in the 2021 Bay Regional Academic Decathlon.

Davis Senior High School was third.

The Vanden High team members are seniors Diana Egan, Faith Miller, Lucas Morales, Annika Serrano, Alex Melendres and Jelly Caraballo; juniors Nina Schmidt and Nihal Grewal; and sophomore Sydney Haas.

The Solano County Office of Education hosted the decathlon, which attracted 240 students from 15 high schools in Solano, Alameda, Contra Costa, Imperial, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma and Yolo counties.

Source: Vanden 2nd at regional Academic Decathlon; will represent Solano at state event

Academic Decathlon needs volunteers – Times-Herald

The California Academic Decathlon Championship needs a few good volunteers this month for the virtual competitive event, modeled after the Olympics to stimulate academic achievement and honor “athletes of the mind.”

For the past 41 years, CAD has provided this country’s most prestigious academic competition thanks to the support of our volunteers, Ken Scarberry, state event director, said in a press release issued Wednesday.

The competition, featuring some 650 students from 78 California high schools, consists of 10 events, including tests in art, music, language and literature, mathematics, economics, science, and social science, he noted.

Source: Academic Decathlon needs volunteers – Times-Herald

Vanden captures North Bay Academic Decathlon title – Daily Republic

By Todd R. Hansen

The Vanden High School Academic Decathlon team won the North Bay regional event and will represent Solano County at the 43rd annual state competition.

Vanden accumulated 44,643 points, with Willits High School finishing second with 40,051 points and American Canyon High School finishing third with 38,288 points.

“I am thrilled to see this rigorous academic challenge for students expand to include six counties this year. All of the participating teams worked very hard and represented their schools well. I congratulate every participant, and I’m certain these amazing students will do well in their future endeavors,” Solano County Superintendent of Schools Lisette Estrella-Henderson said in a statement.

Source: Vanden captures North Bay Academic Decathlon title

Vanden High wins 2020 North Bay Regional Academic Decathlon – The Reporter

By The Reporter

The 2020 North Bay Regional Academic Decathlon. results are in and the Vanden High School team stole the show.

More than 225 students from 15 high schools across Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo counties participated in the event.

The Academic Decathlon is a competitive event modeled after the Olympics to stimulate academic achievement and honor “athletes of the mind.” The competition, this year bearing the theme “In Sickness and in Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness,” provides students the opportunity to participate in an educational forum, which fosters a deep respect for knowledge, cooperation, and self-esteem, organizers said.

Source: Vanden High wins 2020 North Bay Regional Academic Decathlon – The Reporter

American Canyon HS Academic Decathlon Team Advances To State | Napa Valley, CA Patch

By Maggie Fusek

The Academic Decathlon team from American Canyon High School finished in third place at this year’s North Bay Region Academic Decathlon, held Saturday at Solano Community College in Fairfield. The students are now preparing to compete in the California Decathlon March 27-28 in Sacramento.

“Not everyone was able to medal individually this year,” Gonzalez said. “Not only did my students need to beat the other team members for a top-three finish, they also had to win against each other.”

The team from American Canyon represented Napa County in the competition among 15 teams —and 250 students — from high schools in Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Yolo, Lake and Mendocino counties.

Source: American Canyon HS Academic Decathlon Team Advances To State | Napa Valley, CA Patch

Students compete to reach state Academic Decathlon – Daily Republic

By Susan Hiland

The students were visibly nervous as they shuffled into the gym Saturday at Solano Community College for the final contest in this year’s regional Academic Decathlon.

Approximately 300 students from 15 high schools – including Rodriguez, Vanden, Buckingham Charter Magnet, Dixon, Vallejo, Jesse Bethel and MIT Academy – came out for some friendly competition at the North Bay Region’s Academic Decathlon.

Other teams came in from Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma and Yolo counties.

Source: Students compete to reach state Academic Decathlon

Academic Decathlon comes to Solano College Saturday – Daily Republic

By Daily Republic Staff

Approximately 300 students from 15 high schools – including Dixon, Rodriguez, Vanden, Buckingham Charter, Jesse Bethel, MIT Academy and Vallejo – will compete in the North Bay Region’s Academic Decathlon scheduled Saturday at Solano Community College.

“I am excited to see Academic Decathlon growing in our county and region. Students deserve tremendous credit and praise for their teamwork, dedication and work ethic in representing their schools at the North Bay Regional Academic Decathlon Competition,” Ken Scarberry, program director of Youth Development for the Solano County Office of Education, said in a statement.

Source: Academic Decathlon comes to Solano College Saturday

Dixon High Students To Battle In North Bay Academic Decathlon | Dixon, CA Patch

By Maggie Fusek

Super Bowl LIV isn’t the only huge competition happening this weekend. Students from Dixon High School are among 300 students from 15 high schools across six Northern California counties preparing to battle it out Saturday in the North Bay Region’s Academic Decathlon at Solano Community College in Fairfield.

The team from Dixon High is set to compete against teams from Lake, Mendocino, Solano, Sonoma, Napa and Yolo counties in an event modeled after the Olympics but to stimulate academic achievement and honor “athletes of the mind.”

Source: Dixon High Students To Battle In North Bay Academic Decathlon | Dixon, CA Patch

Solano, North Bay students compete in Decathlon – Daily Republic

By Susan Hiland

Students from several area counties came together Saturday for a little competition to determine who will head on to the state Academic Decathlon in Sacramento.

The North Bay Academic Decathlon Super Quiz Regional Competition was hosted by the Solano County Office of Education in the Solano Community College gymnasium. It was the only portion of the contest that’s open to the public. The theme was “The 1960’s: A Transformational Decade.”

Source: Solano, North Bay students compete in Decathlon to earn bid for state contest

Community Scrapbook re: Academic Decathlon – Daily Republic

By Fairfield Suisun Rotary Club

Fairfield Suisun Rotarians prepared lunch for the students at the Academic Decathlon held February 2 at Solano Community College. Working hard at the grill are (left to right) Jim Inks, Rene Bojorquez, Randeep Arora, Kendall Hillman, and Gerry Raycraft.

This is news or information provided by members of the community as individuals or on behalf of an organization or business.

Source: Good News: Community Scrapbook

1960s is subject of Academic Decathlon Super Quiz at Solano College – Daily Republic

By Daily Republic Staff

Nearly 300 students from 15 high schools across Solano, Napa, Sonoma and Yolo counties will continue to battle it out Saturday in the final day of the North Bay Region’s Academic Decathlon.

The event includes the popular Super Quiz, which is the only part of the competition that’s open to the public. It starts at 3:30 p.m. The morning competition includes speeches and interviews.

The theme of this year’s Academic Decathlon contest is “The 1960s: A Transformational Decade.” The event takes place at the Solano Community College gymnasium, 4000 Suisun Valley Road in Rockville.

Source: 1960s is subject of Academic Decathlon Super Quiz at Solano College

North Bay Academic Decathlon To Conclude With ‘Super Quiz’ | Suisun City, CA Patch

By Maggie Avants

Nearly 300 students from 15 high schools across Napa, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo counties battled it out Saturday, Jan. 26 and will continue battling it out Saturday, Feb. 2 in the North Bay Region’s Academic Decathlon at Solano Community College in Fairfield, according to a news release.

The theme of this year’s academic decathlon — a competitive event modeled after the Olympics to stimulate academic achievement and honor “athletes of the mind” — is “The 1960s: A Transformational Decade.”

Source: North Bay Academic Decathlon To Conclude With ‘Super Quiz’ | Suisun City, CA Patch

Vanden captures 9th at 38th state Academic Decathlon – Daily Republic

By Daily Republic Staff

Five Vanden High School students brought home 11 medals and the team finished ninth in their division at the 2017-18 California State Academic Decathlon in Sacramento.

“The Academic Decathlon is a rigorous academic program and team competition which develops students’ confidence and improves their study skills,” Lisette Estrella Henderson, Solano County superintendent of schools, said in a statement released Wednesday. “As a result, students are more prepared for career and post-secondary education options.”

Vanden’s decathlon team won the North Bay Regional Academic Decathlon, which featured 12 schools from four counties – six from Solano County. There were more than 275 students involved.

Source: Vanden captures 9th at 38th state Academic Decathlon