LA charter school wins its 6th state decathlon competition

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles charter school will be competing in a national decathlon competition after winning its sixth statewide championship.

The Los Angeles Daily News reports that Granada Hills Charter High School won the California decathlon competition with 55,211 out 60,000 points. More than 65 teams competed for the best score in multiple-choice tests, interview, essays, speeches and a "Super Quiz" round. The theme for the 2017 state championship was World War II.

This year's champion hit a snag after the California teams were given the same quiz questions as Alaska's state competition, which was recorded and shared online with the answers. The quiz results were excluded from the final point count.

The Granada Hills decathlon team is headed to Wisconsin in April for the 35th annual United States Academic Decathlon Championship.


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