Five Phoenix Union Schools Competed in the Arizona Academic Decathlon

Posted by Communications on 3/21/2018

Five Phoenix Union schools competed in the Arizona Academic Decathlon, March 9-10 at ASU West, with Cesar Chavez finishing the highest, in 5th place.  Alhambra was 13th, Maryvale, 14th, South Mountain, 24th and Betty Fairfax, 26th in the 40-team field. The Champions also won the Super Quiz team event.  Canyon del Oro won the Decathlon and will represent Arizona at the Nationals in Texas.  Hamilton was second, Mesa Mountain View, 3rd and Westwood, 4th.

The top scorer among PUHSD decathletes was Maryvale’s Luis Camacho, who finished 11th in the Honors division with 8,139 points.   Chavez had several top scorers, including Sam Porter, 4th overall in Scholastic division, and Sabrina Gallardo, 4th overall in Varsity division.   Barbara Martinez was 8th in Scholastic and Clara Martinez was 8th in Varsity. 

Gold medal winners included Gallardo in Art, Alhambra’s Enrique Mighty in Interview, and Alhambra’s Jose Baldovino in Math, Chavez’s Tina Chen in Scholastic Social Studies, and brother Kevin Chen in Varsity Social Studies.

Top scorers by team were Bianca Quintero for South Mountain, Noah Jinojosa, Betty Fairfax; Jose Orozco Meza, Alhambra, Camacho for Maryvale and Porter for Cesar Chavez.

Other PUHSD Medalists were Chavez’s Sam Porter, silver Art and bronze-Math; Alhambra’s Angie Quinonez,   silver-Interview;  Chavez’s Sabrina Gallardo,  silver-Music; Chavez’s Tina Chen,  silver-Music and bronze-Science;  Alhambra’s Enrique Mighty, silver- Science; Betty Fairfax’s Boston Lawrence, bronze- Economics;  Maryvale’s Luis Camacho, bronze-Social Studies.