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CSHM Academic Decathlon Team Wins First Place!

With 45 teams and nearly 500 students participating, this year's Private Schools Academic Decathlon was the largest ever.

Our Team 1 won third place overall in Division 3, and Team 2 won the Division 4 title! Our second team also placed 3rd in the team Super Quiz. This is an amazing feat considering the depth of the competition!

At the end of the ceremony, our CSHM decathletes would go on to take home 46 medals around their necks. These students could not have achieved this without the support of their parents and our faculty, who developed these students academically. Let us all celebrate with the students, as their successes are the fruits of our labor!

The winners are:

DIVISION 3 THIRD PLACE OVERALL: Briana Mercuri, Maegan Madrigal, Kimberly Nguyen, Emily Lopez, Rachel Sysiong, Alejandra Duran, Krystal Serna, Mia Cornejo

DIVISION 4 FIRST PLACE OVERALL AND THIRD PLACE IN SUPER QUIZ: Aimee Gonzalez, Gisselle Perez, Mia Vasquez, Hailey Gonzales, Luis Rivera, Polina Vandysheva, Nayeli Alonso, Natalie Sanchez


Mia Cornejo: Silver (Interview)
Alejandra Duran: 3 Gold (Art, Science, Social Science), Bronze (Math)
Emily Lopez: Bronze (Speech)


Nayeli Alonso: Gold (Economics), Bronze (Art)
Hailey Gonzales: Gold (Economics), Silver (Speech), Bronze (Science)
Aimee Gonzalez: Bronze (Art)
Gisselle Perez: Gold (Interview), Silver (Speech)
Luis Rivera: Gold (Music)
Natalie Sanchez: Gold (Art), Bronze (Math)
Polina Vandysheva: 2 Silver (Art, Music), 3 Bronze (Language/Literature, Economics, Speech)

16 Gold Medals
5 Silver Medals
25 Bronze Medals
Total Medals: 46!

Our student coaches also deserve special recognition for their hours of work to prepare our team:

Amanda Garcia, Daniel R. Guzman, Samantha Macias, Alejandra Martinez, Kaitlyn Mejia, Adriana Miranda, David Miranda, Michelle Steinmetz

A special thanks to the faculty who sacrificed their precious time to coach the team:

Mr. Chambers, for mentoring 5 students in Speech and your support of the program
Ms. Baldasare, for mentoring Briana in Speech
Mr. Blanco, for coaching the team in Art
Mrs. Chan, for teaching Economics to most of the team
Mr. Hsu, for coaching the team in Music
Ms. Ibañez, for mentoring 4 students in Speech
Mr. Jackson, for mentoring 3 students in Speech
Mr. Nicdao, for helping on our cram session day
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