The Cesar Chavez Academic Decathlon Team participated in an invitational scrimmage in Sierra Vista

Posted by Communications at 1/10/2018

The Academic Decathlon team participated in an invitational scrimmage in Sierra Vista over the holiday break, and found out just how good they are.  The seven-team invitational featured the top-ranked team in the state, Canyon del Oro.  Chavez beat them, coming in first, and capturing half the medals available in the event.  The Champions next event will be the Region II Decathlon, February 2-3 at Camelback High School.  Regional events determine which 40 teams advance to the state championship.    

Some of the highlights included Sam Porter and Sabrina Gallardo, winning gold medals for top overall scores in their divisions.  Gallardo won seven individual medals, including four gold.  Barbara Martinez, Kevin Chen and Karla Fonseca won silver medals for second-best overall scores in their divisions. 

Chavez was ranked as high as second last year, before finishing fourth in state.  Since 2010, Cesar Chavez has finished in the top 10 at state seven times in eight years (two 9th place, three 7th place and two 4th place) under Coach William Kibler.