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Academic Decathlon presents itself as a place for students to find comfort if they suffer from social anxiety. “A few weeks ago, we were given the opportunity to practice giving our speeches and I volunteered first and confidently delivered my speech, which is something I don’t think I could have done a year ago without experiencing anxiety,” AcaDeca member Georgia Evensen said.

Students with social anxiety find haven in AcaDeca, public speaking

Highlights October 22, 2020

  Defne Önal staff writer Academic Decathlon (AcaDeca) engages its students with public speaking as a part of its competition. The public speaking portion of the competition includes a prepared speech...

Photo courtesy of Matthew Park.

Academic Decathlon team experiences trouble recruiting

Highlights September 13, 2019

Ava Seccuro co-editor-in-chief    The Academic Decathlon team, although continuing preparations for their competition in November, is having trouble recruiting “varsity” competitors...

Aca Deca places fourth in division, claims over two dozen medals

Aca Deca places fourth in division, claims over two dozen medals

Highlights March 31, 2018

Brian Harward staff writer The Academic Decathlon team placed fourth in Division 3 at the State Aca Deca Competition. They claimed a total of 24 medals, with Timothy Kim, Katie Wu, Noah Pals and Daniel...

AcaDeca competes in county competition

Highlights February 6, 2018

Sophia Goldberg sports editor The AcaDeca team completed in the Academic Decathlon Los Angeles County Competition, which took place on Jan. 27 and Feb. 3. Scores will be announced for both the subjective...

The AcaDeca team poses after a day of competition on Jan. 30. From left to right: front row: Grace DeLee, Mary Yoo, Aleks Recupero, Sam Schwartz, Nandini Murali. Back row: Mishelle Arakelian, Sabrina Halavi, Jeremy Segal, Jonathan Gunn, Kenya James, Eric Han. Photo courtesy of Sam Schwartz.

AcaDeca participates at county competition

Highlights February 2, 2016

Sophia Goldberg staff writer After completing the first part of the Los Angeles County Competition, the AcaDeca competition team reflects on the opening of their competition season and looks forward to...

Students study and quiz each other on the various study topics after school one day before their scrimmage. From left to right: junior Nandini Murali, junior Sam Schwartz, junior Grace DeLee, senior Aleks Recupero, senior Jonathan Gunn, and junior Jeremy Segal.

Academic Decathlon team outcompetes opponents in preseason scrimmage

Highlights November 16, 2015

Sophia Goldberg staff writer The Academic Decathlon team competed in their first scrimmage of the year at West High School in Torrance on Nov. 14 after months of practicing after school and on Saturdays. Scoring...

Academic Decathlon places third, moves as wild card to State competition

Highlights February 14, 2012

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,...

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