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Folsom High School Advances to State Finals in March

Top Scorers Honored at Awards Banquet

Student hoding large trophy

Individual and team winners of the 30th Annual Sacramento County Academic Decathlon—held February 6 at Inderkum High School—have been announced by Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon. Modeling their efforts after the Olympic Decathlon, close to 300 local students competed for awards in 10 demanding academic events: Mathematics, Art, Music, Language/Literature, Economics, Science, Essay, Speech, Interview and Super Quiz. Contestants represented 25 schools in Sacramento County.

The top scorers were honored February 9 at the Academic Decathlon Awards Banquet presented by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) at the Sacramento State College University Ballroom. KCRA Channel 3 Anchor and Political Reporter Kevin Riggs served as emcee of the awards banquet. Students received gold, silver or bronze medals for their efforts.

SAFE Credit Union provided $10,000 in scholarships to be distributed among top-scoring students.

Twenty-five Sacramento County high schools each sent teams comprised of three Honors students (those with "A" grade averages), three Scholastic ("B") students, and three Varsity ("C") students to compete February 6 in the day-long 30th Annual Sacramento County Academic Decathlon. The event represented months of study by close to 300 students. The theme of this year's Academic Decathlon was "The French Revolution." The Sacramento County Academic Decathlon is conducted by staff and volunteers of SCOE.


Top-Scoring Teams

  • 1st Place: Folsom High School (Folsom Cordova Unified School District)
  • 2nd Place: Bella Vista High School (San Juan Unified School District)
  • 3rd Place: Franklin High School (Elk Grove Unified School District)

Folsom High School is now eligible to represent Sacramento County in the California Academic Decathlon, which will be held in Sacramento, March 12-15, 2010.

Schools Placing Highest in the Super Quiz
(compilation of scores from written and oral exams)

  • 1st Place: Folsom High School (Folsom Cordova Unified School District)
  • 2nd Place: Bella Vista High School (San Juan Unified School District)
  • 3rd Place: Highlands Academy (Twin Rivers Unified School District)
  • 4th Place: Del Campo High School (San Juan Unified School District)
  • 5th Place: Franklin High School (Elk Grove Unified School District)

School with "Most Improved" Score

  • Franklin High School (Elk Grove Unified School District)

Team Results

Superintendent shaking hands with student
Students with medals around their necks
Board member presenting medal to student
Smiling students wearing medals