Three schools advance to State Academic Decathlon Competition


Three Dallas ISD schools advanced to the State Academic Decathlon Competition by earning top scores in their divisions at the Region XII competition held Feb. 8-9.

  • The School for the Talented and Gifted took first place in the large school division
  • Bryan Adams High School placed first in the medium division
  • L.G. Pinkston High School that took first place in the small school division

L.G. Pinkston High School

The three schools will represent the district at the state competitions March 7-10. The large division schools will compete in San Antonio. The medium and small division schools will travel to Frisco for the state competition. This is the second consecutive year that Adams and Pinkston will represent Dallas ISD at the state competition.

Bryan Adams High School

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 The 1960s: A Transformational Decade. 

Overall Team Results

Large Division

  • Talented and Gifted, First Place
  • Science and Engineering, Second Place
  • Law Magnet, Third Place

Medium Division

  • Bryan Adams, First Place
  • Seagoville, Second Place
  • Adamson, Third Place

Small Division

  • Pinkston, First Place
  • Carter, Second Place
  • Madison, Third Place

Super Quiz Results

  • Talented and Gifted, First Place
  • Science and Engineering, First Place
  • Roosevelt, Second Place
  • Rangel, Second Place
  • Health, Third Place
  • Lassiter, Third Place

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