Canyon Del Oro High School finished third in the Arizona Academic Decathlon, placing first in the overall Super Quiz competition.
CDO student Sophie Anderson was the only student from Pima County to finish in the Top 10. She finished second on the varsity level.
The two-day competition was held March 11 and 12 at Mesa's Skyline High School, and brought together 40 teams from high schools throughout Arizona, said Sylvia Udall, the competition's executive director.
The event tests students in grades nine through 12 on speech presentations, mathematics, art, music, economics, essay writing and social sciences. Each participating school can send nine students to the competition, Udall said.
Three students must be at the honors level, with A grade point averages. Three must be at the scholastic level with B averages, and three must be at the varsity level with C averages, she said.
Scholarships and trophies are awarded, motivating students to train hard for the scholastic event, Udall said.
Gold - Mesa Mountain View High School
Silver- Mesa Westwood High School
Bronze - Canyon del Oro High School
Gold- Canyon del Oro
Silver- Mesa Mountain View High School
Bronze - Mesa Red Mountain
Individual results by school:
Economics: Bronze, Dillon Foley; Silver Justin Hyatt
Interview: Bronze, Sophie Anderson
Language/Literature: Gold, Sophie Anderson
Mathematics: Silver, Justin Hyatt; Silver Elizabeth Roberts
Music: Silver, Dillon Foley; Silver Justin Hyatt; Bronze, Elizabeth Roberts; Bronze, Matthew Campbell
Social Science: Bronze, Dillon Foley; Silver Sari Coritz
Speech: Gold, Sophie Anderson
Super Quiz: Bronze, Sari Coritz; Silver Jacob Dennis; Gold, Dillon Foley, Gold Matthew Campbell
Ten Event: Silver, Sophie Anderson
Highest scoring team member: Elizabeth Roberts
Interview: Silver, Travis Allen
Music: Bronze, Elizabeth Teager
Highest scoring team member: Elizabeth Teager
Highest Scoring 1A Team
Highest scoring team member: Patricia McCoy
Highest scoring team member: Han Zhao
Highest scoring team member: Daniel Forrest