Maryvale Student Wins 13 Medals at Academic Decathlon

Posted by Community Relations Department on 11/21/2012

What a performance for Jose Machado who led the Maryvale Academic Decathlon team to a third place finish in the Phoenix Union Decathlon, November 9-10.  He won 13 medals, scored over 7,000 points, finishing second overall in the 17-team, 350-student event in the Honors division.  Machado won gold in Honors Science and Overall Science; Honors Super Quiz and Overall Super Quiz.  Maryvale finished just behind South Mountain and Boulder Creek and edged perennial power Cesar Chavez.  Walter Cardona won Gold in Super Quiz Scholastic division, Erick Escalera won Gold in Interview Overall, and Melissa Aguilar took Gold in Scholastic Essay and Overall.