Olympian High in the Sweetwater Union High School District has won the 2013 San
Diego County Academic Decathlon, the fourth consecutive Decathlon championship
for the South County campus.
Olympian was crowned February 12 at the
31st Annual Academic Decathlon Awards Reception, held at USD’s Camino Hall in
the Shiley Theatre, where all participating schools were honored.
than 120 students from 15 local high schools took part in the February 2
competition, which was held at Olympian High School in Chula Vista.
so proud of my kids,” said Ken Boulton, Olympian High Decathlon Coach and former
Southwest High Coach. Boulton is the most successful coach in local Decathlon
history, as he led Southwest High to five consecutive wins and now Olympian High
with four consecutive wins. “Participation in Academic Decathlon is dropping off
around the county and we need to get more schools involved. I would like to see
all students in the County given the same opportunity to compete and
participate. It is such a great experience for my students to be able to
participate at the state level. I wish everyone could see the intensity and
excitement of all the teams from around the state.” Boulton said.
entire top ten was made up of:
1. Olympian High, Sweetwater Union High
2. Hilltop High, Sweetwater UHSD
3. Sweetwater High,
4. Fallbrook High, Fallbrook Union High School District
5. San Ysidro High, Sweetwater UHSD
6. Southwest High School, Sweetwater
7. Bonita Vista High School, Sweetwater UHSD
8. Castle Park High,
9. Eastlake High, Sweetwater UHSD
10. Hoover High, San
Diego Unified School District
County Board of Education President Sharon
Jones, District 3 and Member Mark Anderson, 4th District handed out awards and
commended the students, teachers and parents. The awards ceremony was made
possible due to the generous contributions of Mission Federal Credit Union,
Computers 2 San Diego Kids, and Corky McMillin Companies.
will now represent San Diego County in the California Academic Decathlon
Championship, to be held March 14-17, 2013 in Sacramento.
information please contact the San Diego County Academic Decathlon Coordinator
Nicole Shina, 858-292-3850.