The Bryan Adams academic decathlon team won the district competition for the third consecutive year.

The team, under the leadership of AP world history teacher Diane Birdwell, won 7 of 15 gold medals.

Junior Jacob Mendoza also had the top divisional and overall score.

Bryan Adams will compete in the regional competition this February.

The academic decathlon is a theme-based, 10-event scholastic team competition wherein students match their intellect with students from other schools. Nine-member teams are comprised of three A students, three B students and three C students.

This year’s theme was “In Sickness and in Health: An Exploration of Illness and Wellness.” Students were tested on a variety of subjects, such as the biology of cancer, the history of health care and health economics. 


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