Olympian High in the Sweetwater Union High School District has won the 2012 San
Diego County Academic Decathlon, the third consecutive Decathlon championship
for the South County campus.
Olympian was crowned February 15 at the
30th annual Decathlon awards banquet at the Sheraton Hotel in Mission Valley.
Finishing second, third and fourth were Olympian’s South County rivals, Hilltop,
Sweetwater and San Ysidro High Schools, completing a sweep of the top four spots
by schools from the Sweetwater Union High School District.
Ranch High (6th), Castle Park High (7th), Southwest High (8th) and Montgomery
High (10th), the Sweetwater district took eight of the top 10 places in the
Decathlon. Our Lady of Peace (5th) and Fallbrook High (9th) were the only
non-Sweetwater schools to crack the top 10.
Parents, friends and
teammates cheered enthusiastically as the nine-member Olympian team received
their award. Under coach Ken Bolton, Olympian has won the Decathlon every year
they’ve entered. Olympian will now represent San Diego County in the California
Academic Decathlon Championship, March 15-18, 2012 in Sacramento.
than 150 students from 17 local high schools took part in the February 4
competition, which was conducted at Olympian. This year’s topic was Age of
The awards ceremony was made possible due to the generous
contributions of the following sponsors: Mission Federal Credit Union, Ashford
University, Computers 2 San Diego Kids, Ecology Auto Parts, Otay Land Company,
Corky McMillin Companies, David and Annie Malcolm, SDG&E and the Village
2012 San Diego County Academic Decathlon Results
Olympian High, Sweetwater Union High District
Hilltop High, Sweetwater
Union High District
Sweetwater High, Sweetwater Union High District
San Ysidro High, Sweetwater UHSD
Academy of Our Lady of Peace,
Otay Ranch High, Sweetwater UHSD
Castle Park High,
Sweetwater Union High District
Southwest High School, Sweetwater UHSD
Fallbrook High, Fallbrook Union HSD
Montgomery High, Sweetwater
Union High District
Top-scoring students from each of the three
Decathlon divisions---Varsity, Scholastic and Honors---received certificates
from Computers 2 San Diego Kids for a laptop or desktop computer of their
County Superintendent of Schools Randy Ward and County Board of
Education members Jerry Rindone, John Witt, and Board President Mark Anderson
attended the awards program and commended all the participating students,
teachers and parents.