Cesar Chavez Finishes 5th in the Arizona Academic Decathlon

Posted by Communications on 3/21/2018

Cesar Chavez again showed that they are among the state’s elite in Academic Decathlon, finishing 5th in the Arizona Academic Decathlon, March 9-10 at ASU West.   Chavez has finished 5th or better in the last three years, and have finished in the top 10 at state eight times in the past nine years.   The Champions finished above schools such as BASIS Peoria, BASIS Chandler and Seton Catholic.  Canyon Del Oro, a team Chavez beat earlier in the season in a scrimmage, finished first, followed by Hamilton, Mountain View Mesa and Westwood.

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.  Tina Chen finished 14th best in Scholastic and Kevin Chen was 12th in Varsity division.  The Champions also won the Super Quiz team event to close out the competition.

Gold medal winners included Gallardo in Art, Tina Chen in Scholastic Social Studies, and brother Kevin Chen in Varsity Social Studies.

Other Chavez Medalists were Porter, silver Art and bronze-Math; Gallardo,  silver-Music; Tina Chen,  silver-Music and bronze-Science;