News in brief:
On Thursday, Feb. 9, the Academic Decathlon team placed third in the Los Angeles County competition held at the University of Southern California. This qualified the team as a wild card, moving them on to compete at the state level competition in Sacramento, Calif. West High School of Torrance, Calif. placed first, and Redondo Union High School of Redondo Beach, Calif. placed second. Beverly currently ranks within the top 20 teams in the nation, and earned a total of 37 medals.
Beverly’s students placed first in the nation in the Math category, with junior Victor Lee earning the only perfect score in the entire U.S. in Mathematics. Junior Jenny Chieu earned five individual gold medals the first Beverly student to do so since 1986.
Following is the list of competitors and their medals:
Silver: Language and Literature
Bronze: Super Quiz
Gold: Language and Literature
Gold: top scoring decathlete on team
Bronze: Overall honors, div 1
Gold: Interview (perfect score)
Gold: Mathematics (perfect score)
Read the full story in the Feb. 10 edition of print Highlights.