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Chaffey High School takes first place in San Bernardino County Academic Decathlon

By in Press Enterprise on February 9, 2018

By Kristina Hernandez

Chaffey High School has been named champions of the 35th annual San Bernardino County Academic Decathlon.

Held over two Saturdays — Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 — at Redlands East Valley High School, the decathlon drew more than 400 high school student competitors.

Winners of this year’s decathlon were announced Thursday, Feb. 8, at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino. Rounding out the top five were Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Don Lugo, and Redlands East Valley high schools.

Along with Chaffey, Rancho Cucamonga and Redlands high will move on to the state level of competition in March.

Fourty-one teams representing 25 high schools competed in 10 academic events, including written tests in the areas of math, economics, music, art and language/literature; an essay; public speaking; and a Super Quiz, a college bowl-style event consisting of multiple choice questions.

The decathlon’s theme was Africa.

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