Cesar Chavez Wins the Region II Academic Decathlon Held at Boulder Creek High School

Posted by Community Relations on 2/11/2016

Cesar Chavez won the Region II Academic Decathlon held at Boulder Creek High School, February 4-5, and seven Phoenix Union teams advanced to the 40-team State Decathlon, March 11-12. Cesar Chavez led the way against a field of 200 students and teams from Glendale, Deer Valley, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, and Peoria school districts and a number of charter and private schools. The Champions were indeed champions of the Region and received an automatic bid to the State Championship. It is their third Region title, and ninth consecutive year advancing to State. All nine Chavez won individual medals, and all won scholarships.   Rodrigo Terrazas won gold for best overall in the Scholastic division, and Julio Espinoza was tops in Varsity division.   Karrecia Crawley won bronze in overall scoring in the Scholastic Division, and Brianna Nevarez was a bronze winner overall for the Varsity Division. Chavez’ total score makes it the second-ranked team in Arizona, just 300 points behind Canyon del Oro out of possible 60,000 points going into the State Decathlon, March 11-12. This is proof that Cesar Chavez has become an academic powerhouse and that is an accomplishment that all of us as a school can take pride in,” Coach William Kibler said.  “Without the rigor of all our classes or the time and concern shown by so many teachers on a daily basis in so many small and unheralded ways, our students would not have been able to outperform almost the entire state.  Thank you all, faculty and staff, for all your support for our kids and the Academic Decathlon program.”