Hart High School Academic Decathlon participants: Ben Arriaga, Joe Brennan, Zach Buhle, Daniel Gajewski, Mary Miles, Nathan Miranda, Stuart Partida and Isabel Watson. Courtesy of William S. Hart Union High School District.
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Students from three William S. Hart Union High School District high schools participated in the regional competition for the Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon last weekend.

The two-day competition was held at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, Calif. and included academic decathlon teams from West Ranch High School, Saugus High School and Hart High School.

A total of 42 teams in Los Angeles County competed in the event by testing their knowledge and skills in 10 academic subjects, in addition to participating in the Super Quiz competition.

Saugus High School Academic Decathlon participants: Mariah Anderson, Ashley Calkins, Andrew Chao, Azalea Clavijo, Will D’Angerio, Miles Hawkins, Zoe Jensen, Jack Kosek, John Nyugen, Nancy Prociuk, Julia Provost, Allyssa Tan, Joanna Veres, Amanda West, Adam White and Noah Woltman. Courtesy of William S. Hart Union High School District.

For Division 1, West Ranch High School ranked 13th and Saugus High School ranked 15th in the decathlon and Saugus placed 6th in the Super Quiz competition.  For Division 3, Hart High School tied for third in the Super Quiz competition.

Students from each high school also took home individual medals for portions of the Academic Decathlon competition.

Saugus High School earned six individual medals, West Ranch High School earned 12 medals and Hart High School earned five medals.

West Ranch High School Academic Decathlon participants: Jessalyn Aguirre, Ethan Balgemino, Shane Cho, Edward Kim, Gokul Mohanty, James Park, Isaac Ruiz, Mitali Sakharkar and Dorathy Twitchell. Courtesy of William S. Hart Union High School District.

For each school the top decathlete was Shane Cho for West Ranch High School, Miles Hawkins for Saugus High School and Joe Brennan for Hart High School.

The winner of this year’s Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon was South Pasadena High School.  The high school, along with seven additional teams from local schools, will move on to the California Academic Competition held in March of this year.

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Christina Cox
Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.
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