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Release: Folsom H.S. Wins 2024 County Academic Decathlon 

Medals Awarded to Local Students for Annual Competition

SCOE Press Release

Contact: Xanthi Soriano, Executive Director, Communications
Phone: (916) 228-2713 • Email:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 7, 2024


Sacramento, CA—The Sacramento County Office of Education applauds Folsom High School, from the Folsom Cordova Unified School District, for achieving the highest score in the 44th Annual Sacramento County Academic Decathlon. The Folsom team—also the winner of the 2022 and 2023 competitions—now advances to the State Finals, which conclude on March 23, 2024, in Santa Clara. California’s winning team will then advance to the U.S. Academic Decathlon, being held April 25–27, 2024, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

During this year’s Academic Decathlon, 11 Sacramento County teams competed, alongside four Placer County teams that were scored separately. To prepare for the academic competition, students devoted months of study to this year’s theme, “Technology and Humanity.”

An awards ceremony was held on Monday evening. At the ceremony, SAFE Credit Union Board Chairman Terry Tremelling and Vice President of Community Relations Rebecca Delmundo awarded college scholarships to the top-scoring students. A long-time Academic Decathlon sponsor, SAFE generously donated $7,500 in scholarships for top-scoring students.