Betty Fairfax Academic Decathlon Team Moves Forward to State

Posted by Community Relations on 2/15/2012 12:00:00 PM

The Fairfax Academic Decathlon team will be one of four rookie teams competing at the State Academic Decathlon for the first time.  The Stampede placed 3rd in the Super Quiz Relay, and finished 7th in the 28-team Region II competition, February 3-4, earning an at-large spot in the 40-school State event, March 9-10 at Mesa Red Mountain High School.    According to Coach Ryan Usserry, the team members have increased their scores ten percent from last year and they reached their goal of making it to the state championships.  Top performers were senior Emmanuel Casildo, with a gold medal in Scholastic Essay and senior Dillon Jumps, who earned a silver medal in Scholastic Economics.