Seagoville and SEM will take academic quest to state


Seagoville High School finished the day strong during the Region 12 Academic Decathlon and will join the School of Science and Engineering to represent the district at the state competition Feb. 26 to March 1, in San Antonio.

Seagoville, led by coaches Mark Harrington and Brenda Tyner, took first place in the medium school category to win the school’s first shot at the state title.The historic moment was not lost on the team as the entire group catapulted to the stage when Seagoville’s name was announced during the regional meet held on Jan. 31.

“We are really proud of our students,” Mark Harrington, Seagoville High School Academic Decathlon coach said. “They worked so hard and were dedicated to the team and the task.”

Seagoville team members are:

  • Cayro Bustos Brandon Hayes
  • Dalia Espinoza Caine Braswell
  • Bryan Contreras Alexis Courtney
  • Miguel Arredondo Cynthia Godinez
  • Edgar Garcia
  • Coaches: Mark Harrington and Brenda Tyner

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The School of Science and Engineering took first place in the large school category.

“I am so proud of our students achieving what they set out to do as a team even with the workload of multiple AP classes,” Julie Dang, SEM Academic Decathlon coach said. “They worked hard and held each other accountable.”

SEM team members are:

  • Jonathan Bishop Brandon Chanthanivong
  • Dominique Fleming Miguel Del Rio
  • Alexus Arispe Jacob Liou
  • Andres Munoz Murali Subramanian
  • Elliot Arganbright
  • Coaches: Julie Dang and Marilyn Cadenhead

Other results:

  • First place, small school category, Wilmer Hutchins High School

Super Quiz winners:

  • First place, Bryan Adams High School
  • Second place, Sunset High School
  • Third place, (5-way tie)
    • Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College High School
    • Moises E. Molina High School
    • School of Health Professions
    • School of Science and Engineering
    • H. Grady Spruce High School


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