Cesar Chavez, As Expected, Ran Away with the Region II Academic Decathlon

Posted by Communications on 2/7/2018

The favorite may not have won the Super Bowl, but Cesar Chavez, as expected, ran away with the Region II Academic Decathlon, February 2-3 at Camelback High School.  The Champions won the region for the third consecutive year, and by almost 6,500 points ahead of second place Basis Peoria, and Boulder Creek.  Chavez will move on to the 40-school State Decathlon, March 9-10 at ASU West where it has finished fourth the past two years. 

Chavez decathletes won 38 medals, including 12 gold medals in individual events.   Seven of the top nine scorers in the three divisions-Varsity, Scholastic and Honors were from Chavez.  Barbara Martinez was the top scorer in the Scholastic division, winning gold in economics, music and social science.  Sabrina Gallardo was the top Varsity scorer, winning gold in art and language & literature.  Kevin Chen was a silver medalist overall in the Varsity division, and won gold in music, science and social science.  Clara Martinez won bronze in the Varsity overall scoring.  Chavez swept the Scholastic division.  After Martinez, Samuel Porter was second in scoring, Tina Chen, third.  Irma Ceco was the third highest scorer in the Honors division, earning bronze.

The Champions, who also won the Super Quiz Relay, will go into state with the 3rd highest score from the four regionals.  Chavez is coached by William Kibler.