CDO Decathlon Team takes top honors - Tucson News Now

CDO Decathlon Team takes top honors

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(Source: Amphitheater School District) (Source: Amphitheater School District)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A local highschool is gaining recognition across Arizona after its academic decathlon team wonthe state title this weekend.

The CanyonDel Oro group was one of more than 40 teams and 330 students tocompete in the State Finals over the weekend in Glendale.

The teamscores were based on a total of 2,010 questions from 10 categories thatincluded art, economics, language and literature, math, music, science, socialscience, speech and an essay and interview portion.

The CDO teamscored a narrow win over Boulder Creek High School with a total of 45,873.9points out of a possible 60,000 points.

The winning team included Caleb Yetman, Matt Welch,Jennifer Baeza Loya , Martin Ramirez Araujo, Michael Yuhas, Nicole Enos,Rebecca Gosla, Jennifer Marine and Maria Elena Pakulis.

 "All nine students worked tremendously hard toearn this championship and will represent Arizona at the nationals finals inHonolulu in April," coach Chris Yetman stated.

CDO also tookhome the state championship in 2006, 2009 and 2011.

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