Three academic teams to represent Madera County

Three Madera County academic teams will be traveling this weekend to compete in state competitions. Yosemite High School’s Academic Decathlon team will travel to Sacramento to compete against 66 county champion teams. More than 570 students from throughout California will compete in the California Academic Decathlon. Yosemite High School won the Madera County Academic Decathlon in February.

Yosemite High School will also be competing as Madera County’s champion team in the state Mock Trial hosted by California Rights Foundation. Yosemite will battle it out against 20 other champion teams in Riverside.

Liberty High School was selected to attend the Mock Trial state competition as a wild card team and Madera County’s second-place team. This is the first time Madera County has sent two Mock Trial teams to the state competition.

“We are excited to have so many teams representing Madera County at this year’s state championships,” said Cyndy Dolph, Associate Superintendent, Madera County Office of Education. “We are proud of all of our students and know they will represent our county well.”

In addition to the state championship events, middle school students from throughout Madera County will attend the Academic Pentathlon at Ranchos Middle School this Saturday. More than 400 students will compete in this year’s event. The Super Quiz begins at 12 p.m. followed by an awards ceremony at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

- Madera County Office of Education