Cesar Chavez To Lead a Contingent of Seven Phoenix Union Teams to the State Academic Decathlon

Posted by Community Relations on 3/9/2016

Cesar Chavez will lead a contingent of seven Phoenix Union teams to the State Academic Decathlon at Red Mountain High School, March 11-12. The Champions received an automatic bid to the State Championship, by virtue of their Region II victory in February.  It is their third Region title, and ninth consecutive year advancing to State.  

Their total score of 43,359 was the highest ever for the school, and makes Chavez the second-ranked team in Arizona, just 300 points behind Canyon del Oro out of possible 60,000 points going into the State Decathlon. William Kibler has been the Academic Decathlon coach, as well as a social studies teacher for the past 10 years at Chavez. He has led the Champions to Top 3 finishes in Region for the last eight years, and the Top 10 in the State for the past six years.   This could be the Champions’ championship year. The winner of each State Decathlon advances to the Nationals, which is in Alaska this year.