Chowchilla High School wins Academic Decathlon | News | SierraStar.com

In a battle of wits, Chowchilla High School triumphed Saturday for the first time since 1992 making them the champions of the 34th Madera County Academic Decathlon.

Yosemite High School came in second place with Liberty High School placing third. Chawanakee Academy, Madera High School and Madera South High School also competed in this 10-event competition, answering questions on the topic India.

Chowchilla dethroned Yosemite, after the YHS team had won 22 consecutive titles.

Chowchilla will advance to the state competition March 18-20 with a score of 33,259.4 to compete against the best teams in the state.

“Today’s competition was one of the best in recent history of this event … all students did a fabulous job,” said Dianna Marsh, assistant superintendent of educational services for the Madera County Office of Education.

This year, a student from Mariposa County High School competed with Madera County’s teams.

Decathlon teams are comprised of up to 25 members competing in three levels of competition: Honor (A), Scholastic (B) and Varsity (C) students.

Yosemite High School, coached by Carole Calderwood, Chawanakee Academy, and Madera South High School tied for honors in the Super Quiz competition. All students participated in this year’s Super Quiz. The Super Quiz format this year allowed students in each round to discuss the question before making their individual selections.

“It was fun to watch the collaboration between students during the Super Quiz this year,” said Madera County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Cecilia Massetti. “What a great opportunity for students to work through the questions together as a team.”

A total of 117 medals were handed out at the awards ceremony following the competition, as follows:

* Yosemite High was awarded 29 medals: 12 bronze, 8 silver and 9 gold medals.

* Chowchilla High: 27 medals: 12 bronze, 8 silver and 7 gold.

* Chawanakee Academy: 20 medals: 2 bronze, 9 silver and 9 gold.

* Liberty High: 18 medals: 9 bronze, 5 silver and 4 gold medals.

* Madera High: 10 medals: 7 bronze and 3 silver.

* Madera South High: 9 medals: 4 bronze, 4 silver and 1 gold medal.

* Mariposa County High: 4 medals: 1 bronze, 2 silver and 1 gold medal.

Freshman Caleb Lynch from Chawanakee Academy, was the top scoring decathlete this year, scoring 7,045.3 points across the 10 events.

The top scoring senior from each school will receive a $100 scholarship. The following students earned the senior honors:

* Yosemite – Clara Briley

* Chowchilla – Caycie Maynard

* Liberty – Bethany Samarin

* Madera – William Parker

* Madera South – Gabriela Mendona

The Chowchilla High School team members who will be attending the state competition, led by coach Libby Cross are: Honors Division – Skylar Van Buren, Simrandeep Shergill, Kylie Farmer; Scholastic Division – Caycie Maynard, Juliann Angel, Nick Burbridge; Varsity Division – Amber Appling, Christopher Rodriguez, Manvir Johal.

“We wish the Chowchilla team luck at the state competition and are proud to have them represent Madera County,” said Massetti.

The Madera County Academic Decathlon is funded by donations from local businesses and community members. The Madera County Schools Foundation proudly supports the event.

Students receiving medals

* Art

Honors

Gold: Joshua Lynch, Chawanakee Academy

Silver: Caleb Lynch, Chawanakee Academy, Sydney Keeton, Mariposa

Bronze: Kylie Farmer, Chowchilla, Brandon Healey, Yosemite, Leyre Ochoa, Yosemite

Scholastic

Gold: Benjamin Johnson, Chawanakee Academy

Silver: Caycie Maynard, Chowchilla

Bronze: William Parker, Madera High

Varsity

Gold: Jesse De La Cruz, Yosemite

Silver: Amber Appling, Chowchilla

Bronze: Owen Bassett, Yosemite

* Economics

Honors

Gold: Caleb Lynch, Chawanakee Academy

Silver: Joshua Lynch, Chawanakee Academy

Bronze: David O’Brien, Yosemite

Scholastic

Gold: Benjamin Johnson, Chawanakee Academy

Silver: William Parker, Madera, Caycie Maynard, Chowchilla, Nick Burbridge, Chowchilla

Bronze: Anayeli Martinez, Chowchilla

Varsity

Gold: Gabriela Mendoza, Madera South, Jesse De La Cruz, Yosemite

Silver: Vanessa Quezada, Madera South

Bronze: Ella Campbell, Yosemite, Arturo Espinosa, Liberty

* Essay

Honors

Gold: Clara Briley, Yosemite

Silver: Joshua Lynch, Chawanakee Academy

Bronze: Jennifer Lind, Liberty

Scholastic

Gold: Juliann Angel, Chowchilla

Silver: Ashley Giron Cortez, Madera South

Bronze: Samantha Park, Liberty

Varsity

Gold: Vivian Montijo, Liberty

Silver: Ella Campbell, Yosemite

Bronze: Gabriela Mendoza, Madera South

* Interview

Honors

Gold: Bryce Talbot, Yosemite, Kelsey Montalto, Yosemite

Silver: Malcolm Rashid, Chowchilla

Bronze: Kylie Farmer, Chowchilla

Scholastic

Gold: Juliann Angel, Chowchilla

Silver: Lauren Perterson, Yosemite

Bronze: Francine Murillo, Madera

Varsity

Gold: Hattie Faccinto, Liberty

Silver: Gabriela Mendoza. Madera South

Bronze: Vanessa Quezada, Madera South

* Language & Literature

Honors

Gold: Caleb Lynch, Chawanakee Academy

Silver: Sydney Keeton, Mariposa, Joshua Lynch, Chawanakee Academy

Bronze: Skylar Van Buren, Chowchilla, Simrandeep Shergill, Chowchilla

Scholastic

Gold: Caycie Maynard, Chowchilla

Silver: Samantha Park, Liberty, Natalie Samuelson, Chawanakee Academy, Benjamin Johnson, Chawanakee Academy

Bronze: Nick Burbridge, Chowchilla

Varsity

Gold: Amber Appling, Chowchilla

Silver: Arturo Espinosa, Liberty, Vivian Montijo, Liberty

Bronze: Ella Campbell, Yosemite, Hattie Faccinto, Yosemite

* Mathematics

Honors

Gold: Trevor Wood, Yosemite, Brandon Healey, Yosemite

Silver: Clara Briley, Yosemite

Bronze: Leyre Ochoa, Yosemite, Emily Koop, Liberty

Scholastic

Gold: Nick Burbridge, Chowchilla

Silver: Caycie Maynard, Chowchilla

Bronze: Mitchell Zurita, Madera South

Varsity

Gold: Arturo Espinosa, Liberty

Silver: Ella Campbell, Yosemite, Jesse De La Cruz, Yosemite, Vivian Montijo, Liberty

Bronze: Owen Bassett, Yosemite, Wendy Olea, Madera South, Hattie Faccinto, Liberty, Amber Appling, Chowchilla

* Music

Honors

Gold: Caleb Lynch, Chawanakee Academy, Sydney Keeton, Mariposa

Silver: Joshua Lynch, Chawanakee Academy

Bronze: Prabhjot Kaur, Chowchilla

Scholastic

Gold: Benjamin Johnson, Chawanakee Academy

Silver: Ruval Shergill, Chowchilla

Bronze: Aaliyah Lopez, Madera

Varsity

Gold: Amber Appling, Chowchilla

Silver: Andrea Sandoval, Liberty, Christopher Rodriguez, Chowchilla

Bronze: Carter Coleman, Chawanakee Academy

* Speech

Honors

Gold: Bryce Talbot, Yosemite

Silver: Gillian SingSing, Madera South

Bronze: Jenna Pfingsten, Liberty

Scholastic

Gold: Juliann Angel, Chowchilla

Silver: Ashley Giron Cortez, Madera South

Bronze: Francine Murillo, Madera

Varsity

Gold: Ella Campbell, Yosemite

Silver: Carter Coleman, Chawanakee Academy

Bronze: Hattie Faccinto, Liberty

* Science

Honors

Gold: Caleb Lynch, Chawanakee Academy

Silver: Travis Wood, Yosemite,

Bronze: Sydney Keeton, Mariposa, Jennifer Lind, Liberty, Brandon Healey, Yosemite, Trevor Wood, Yosemite

Scholastic

Gold: Benjamin Johnson, Chawanakee Academy

Silver: William Parker, Madera

Bronze: Caycie Maynard, Chowchilla, Jonathan Ibarra, Madera

Varsity

Gold: Arturo Espinosa, Liberty

Silver: Owen Bassett, Yosemite

Bronze: Jesse De La Cruz, Yosemite, Vanessa Quezada, Madera South, Amber Appling, Chowchilla

* Social Science

Honors

Gold: Caleb Lynch, Chawanakee Academy

Silver: Joshua Lynch, Chawanakee Academy

Bronze: Simrandeep Shergill, Chowchilla

Scholastic

Gold: Caycie Maynard, Chowchilla

Silver: Ruval Shergill, Chowchilla l

Bronze: Aaliyah Lopez, Madera, Benjamin Johnson, Chawanakee Academy

Varsity

Gold: Jesse De La Cruz, Yosemite

Silver: Arturo Espinosa, Liberty, Owen Bassett, Yosemite

Bronze: Amber Appling, Chowchilla

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