Cesar Chavez Will Lead a Contingent of Five Phoenix Union Schools to the 40-school Arizona Academic Decathlon

Posted by Communications on 3/7/2018

Cesar Chavez will lead a contingent of five Phoenix Union schools to the 40-school Arizona Academic Decathlon, March 9-10 at ASU West.  Chavez won the 27-school Region II Decathlon for the third consecutive year, February 2-3  The Champions ran away from the competition at the regional, winning by almost 6,500 points ahead of second place Basis Peoria, and Boulder Creek.  Their winning point total of over 42,000 was the third-highest recorded in the state among the four regions.   Chavez has finished fourth in State the past two years.  Earlier this year, the Champions beat defending champion Canyon del Oro, so they will be among the elite at State.

Social Studies Teacher William Kibler has been the coach since 2005.  During that span, Cesar Chavez has qualified for state 12 straight years, and finished in the top 10 at state seven times in the past eight years (two 9th place, three 7th place and two 4th place).