The Academic Decathlon Team from Health Careers High School soared high at the United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) National Competition. The team placed first in the Super Quiz and 7th overall among 28 Division IV teams. They also achieved several individual honors:
Faina Del Rosario was recognized for her outstanding speech and was invited to participate in the USAD National Speech Showcase where she presented her speech to all of the participants, coaches, and parents. Del Rosario is the only competitor to receive a perfect score in the Speech event at the 2022-23 National competition.
In the Honors division:
- Faina Del Rosario received a Gold medal in Speech and a Bronze medal in Interview.
- Yuvan Buchaiahgari placed 10th in Literature and 10th in Music
- Sophia Pokorney placed 10th in Art and was voted Most Valuable Team Member, earning a scholarship
In the Scholastic division:
- Anna Borden received a Silver medal in Art and placed 5th in Literature, 5th in Economics, 7th in Essay, 8th in Social Science, 9th in Science, 9th in Music, and 8th place overall. She was also the teams' top scorer, earning a scholarship.
- Klara Sattler placed 5th in Literature
- Emily Mora placed 12th in Math
In the Varsity division:
- Riley McDaniel placed 3rd Overall, winning a $500 scholarship, received a Silver medal in Art and placed 4th in Music, 5th in Math, 5th in Economics, 7th in Essay, 9th in Literature and 10th in Science
- Mia (Mac) Wedige earned a Silver medal in Math, a Silver medal in Economics and a Silver medal in Science. Mac also placed 6th in Music, 9th in Essay, 10th in Art and 8th place overall
- Honey Alsudani placed 5th in Interview
The Health Careers Academic Decathlon team is coached by Diana Johnston and Tony Bosnic.
“We would like to thank the teachers, administration (both on campus and at central office), and especially the parents for all of the support that is provided to our Academic Decathlon program each year,” Johnston said. “This competition truly helps our students grow academically, emotionally and socially, and we could not achieve this growth without the support of the district and parents.”