Beverly Hills High School was named today the winner of the Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon, earning 53,990.3 points out of a possible 60,000.
Six other teams qualified as wild card entrants for the California Academic Decathlon, which will be held March 14-17 in Sacramento: West (45,771.4); Burbank (45,635); Mark Keppel (44,327); El Rancho (43,332.5); Redondo Union (43,053.8); and South (41,654.7).
Beverly Hills High had the three top individual scorers in the competition—Jenny Chieu with 9,786.7 points out of a possible 10,000, David Mnitsa with 9,340.2 points and Victor Lee with 9,330.
The theme of this year's competition was Russia. The competition began Jan. 26 at El Rancho High School with nearly 500 students from 52 teams competing in the speech, interview and essay categories and taking tests in art, economics, language and literature, mathematics, music and school science.
The competition concluded Feb. 2 at USC with the Super Quiz.
The Los Angeles County teams advancing to the state competition will be joined by the Los Angeles Unified School District winner—two-time defending national champion Granada Hills High—and nine other teams from the district that qualified.