South Pasadena High School Preparing for this year’s Academic Decathlon

Students can demonstrate their proficiency and knowledge level through academic competitions. It’s a typical way to challenge student’s learning and memorizing skill in academic subjects. South Pasadena High School will form a team to compete n the Academic Decathlon in this year under new Social Studies and English teacher Mr. Oliver Valcorza. Students will have to compete in ten events against other school’s team.

Every year students across the nation compete in this knowledge based team contest. In Academic Decathlon each team consists of nine students and divided into three sub groups. Each group is formed with three students based on their academic results.

To compete in Honors category students have to come with a 3.75-4.0 GPA, for Scholastic category 3.0-3.74 and for Varsity category 0.0-2.99. From numerous students nine will be chosen to team up through interviews, performances at county scrimmages, essays and teachers recommendation. Everyone is welcome in the research crew and after passing several tests final nine students will be chosen for the competition.

The main aim of the research crew is to find out the committed and motivated students who will work hard to achieve the goal as a team. The hard working and motivated but less talented student will get priority than a talented lazy one.

The whole school is preparing for the competition. Practice will start soon and it will be focused on the ten topics. The ten categories include art, economics, essay, interview, language and literature, math, music, science, social science, and speech.

From this competition several teams will qualify in the state championship. South Pasadena High School administration is expecting to show their talent in here and qualify in the state championship. Interested students are practicing with topics related videos and lectures.