Three NISD AcDec teams advance to state

Three NISD AcDec teams advance to state

Three Northside ISD Academic Decathlon teams will advance to state competition after participating at the 2020 Regional competition this past weekend at Warren HS.

With an overwhelming score of 49,660.3 points, Marshall HS placed first. Health Careers HS placed second overall with 41,956.4 points, followed by Warren HS with 40,899.3 points. All three teams will advance to the state competition to be held in San Antonio on March 6-8.

Placing fourth was O’Connor HS with 38,073.2 points and fifth was Clark HS with 33,449.9 points.

Miguel Cabello from Marshall HS scored an impressive 9,297.1 points individually. (The maximum score possible is 10,000.)

Marshall HS placed second in the state last year and they are hungry for a gold medal this year according to Collin Ward and Elisa Lopez who are co-captains and the only returning teammates of the Marshall HS Academic Decathlon team.

Other teams participating this weekend included Brandeis, Brennan, Holmes, Jay, Judson, Judson EC, Stevens, and Taft high schools.

The Academic Decathlon promotes student achievement by providing a format in which high school students compete in various academic areas. In addition to a seven-minute interview, a one-hour essay and two speeches, written comprehensive exams are given in music, art, language/literature, mathematics, economics, (social) science, and the Super Quiz. This year’s topic is “In Sickness and in Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness.”

Marshall High School Academic Decathlon Team - 1st place
Health Careers High School Academic Decathlon Team - 2nd place
Warren High School Academic Decathlon Team - 3rd place