Four Dallas ISD schools advance to State Academic Decathlon competition


Four Dallas ISD schools advanced to the State Academic Decathlon Competition by earning top scores in their divisions at the Region XII competition held Jan. 19-20 at Seagoville High School. This is the first time that four Dallas ISD schools have advanced to the state competition.

The School of Science and Engineering took first place in the large school division. Bryan Adams High School placed first in the medium division and Seagoville High School took second place in the medium school division. Meanwhile, L.G. Pinkston High School took first place in the small school division.

All four schools will represent the district at the state competitions Feb. 23-25. The large division schools will compete in San Antonio. The medium and small division schools will travel to Frisco for the state competition.

The Academic Decathlon is designed to include students from all academic backgrounds. Each nine-member team consists of three A students, three B students and three C students. In addition to a seven-minute interview, an essay and two speeches, written comprehensive exams are given in music, art, literature, mathematics, economics, social science, and the Super Quiz. This year’s theme was Africa.

Overall Team Results

Large Division
School of Science and Engineering: First Place
School for Talented and Gifted: Second Place
Irma Rangel Young Women Leadership Academy: Third Place

Medium Division
Bryan Adams High School: First Place
Seagoville High School: Second Place
Molina High School: Third Place

Small Division

Pinkston High School: First Place
James Madison High School: Second Place
Lincoln High School: Third Place

Super Quiz Results
Irma Rangel Young Women Leadership Academy: First Place
School of Science and Engineering: Second Placed
Bryan Adams High School: Second Place
Lassiter Early College High School: Third Place
Seagoville High School: Third Place


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