Yosemite High School students competed and medaled at the State Academic Decathlon competition against more than 600 decathletes throughout California March 22-25 in Sacramento.
Bryce Talbot earned a bronze medal in speech with a near perfect score. He competed in the Scholastic division earning him top ranks amongst more than 85 of the best decathletes in California.
Hannah Hurtado received a bronze medal in interview. She competed in the Honor division against more than 85 students.
California Academic Decathlon gives awards to the top scoring student on each team. Olivia Mattos received that honor for Yosemite.
“Receiving two medals at the state competition is amazing,” said Madera County Superintendent of Schools Assistant Superintendent Dianna Marsh. “We couldn’t be more excited and proud of the students and their performance at the California Academic Decathlon.”
More than 600 students from 68 schools competed in art, economics, essay, interview, literature, math, music, science, social science and speech. This year’s topic was Africa.
The Yosemite High team advanced to the state competition after winning the Madera County title.