Maryvale just competed in the Academic Decathlon Region II Competition. The students placed third overall out of 26 schools. This was quite an accomplishment for them -- Maryvale has possibly never placed at regionals (at least not in the past 23 years, which is as far back as the records go).
Many of the students won medals:
Daniela Salazar -- bronze in language in literature, gold in speech, gold in social science
Vivian Nguyen -- bronze in science, bronze in economics
Priscilla Peraza -- silver in social science
Kimberly Medina -- bronze in interview, silver in social science
Ana Cervantes -- gold in language and literature
Delani Hernandez -- silver in science
Jorge Hernandez -- bronze in art, gold in speech, silver in interview, bronze in social science. He also won an award for the best prepared speech in the entire competition (around 234 students).