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Advisory: 44th Annual Sacramento County Academic Decathlon

H.S. Teams Spend Months Preparing for Annual Academic Competition

SCOE Media Advisory

Contact: Xanthi Soriano, Executive Director, Communications
Phone: (279) 789-1601 • Email: xsoriano@scoe.net

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2024

 

WHEN: The Super Quiz begins at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2024.

WHERE: Sheldon High School Gymnasium, 8333 Kingsbridge Dr, Sacramento, CA 95829

WHO: Scholastic competition featuring 11 local school district teams

WHY: To prepare for the academic competition, students devoted months of study to this year’s theme—Technology & Humanity—which, today, have become intricately intertwined. The rapid advancement of technology has revolutionized communication, healthcare, and education, bringing about unprecedented convenience and progress as well as ethical and moral introspection. The Academic Decathlon program serves as a platform for students to explore and understand this dynamic intersection of technology and humanity, fostering a deeper appreciation for the complexities inherent in this ever-evolving relationship.

In addition to mastering the extensive academic content, students learn about teamwork, goal setting, planning, and leadership. An awards ceremony announcing individual and team medalists will be held on Monday, February 5. The winning team will advance to the statewide California Academic Decathlon, which will be held in March. The winning California team moves on to the national competition.

PARTICIPATING SACRAMENTO COUNTY SCHOOLS:

  • Bella Vista High School (San Juan USD)
  • Capital Christian High School
  • Christian Brothers High School
  • El Camino Fundamental High School (San Juan USD)
  • Elk Grove High School (Elk Grove USD)
  • Folsom High School (Folsom Cordova USD)
  • Mira Loma High School (San Juan USD)
  • Pleasant Grove High School (Elk Grove USD)
  • Sheldon High School (Elk Grove USD)
  • St. Francis High School (Diocese of Sacramento)
  • Vista del Lago High School (Folsom-Cordova USD)

Details about the Sacramento County Academic Decathlon are available online: www.scoe.net/ad

PRE-EVENT INTERVIEW INFORMATION: Interviews with team coaches, students, and the program coordinator are available in the gymnasium from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Contact SCOE Communications Manager Charlene VanAllen at (916) 807-4727.