Greetings Bell HS Learning Community,
The top teams were announced on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at L.A. Unified 2019 Academic Decathlon awards ceremony, held at Hollywood High School. Hundreds of decathletes, representing 55 high school teams across the District, celebrated their achievements in the auditorium with family members, friends, teachers, principals, school staff and other supporters. Top-scoring students also were honored with individual medals and trophies for academic achievement.
This year’s Academic Decathlon, featuring a 10-quiz competition, involved speech, interviews (prepared and impromptu), essay, art, economics, language and literature, mathematics, music, social science and the “Super Quiz”, a written and oral relay. The scores were tallied together to declare the winner of this year’s Academic Decathlon. The study topic was “the 60’s.”
Bell High School placed 2nd in its conference and 4th place overall, with 47,977.7 points among 55 high schools. Bell HS will again be competing at the State level in Sacramento for the eighth consecutive year. Congratulations to all the decathletes and their coaches, Heather Wilson and Mathew Moreno!
The top 10 teams will move ahead to the 2019 California Academic Decathlon competition, scheduled March 21-24, in Sacramento. Since 1987, L.A. Unified has won 20 state contests.