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Cesar Chavez students dominate Phoenix Union’s Academic Decathlon


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  • Craig Pletenik/ Phoenix Union High School District

Cesar Chavez High School Students Win Big At The Academic Decathlon. Photo Courtesy Of Phoenix Union High School District

Cesar Chavez High School students dominated the Phoenix Union Academic Decathlon Friday and Saturday, winning the team title, the super quiz relay and 44 individual event medals, including 13 gold medals.

The Champions also had six of the nine overall top scores in the three divisions.

Chavez’ 42,521 score far outpaced second-place Basis Peoria, and third place Mesa Mountain View. Alhambra was 4th, Maryvale, 6th, South Mountain, 7th and Betty Fairfax, 9th in the 19-team field.

Sabrina Gallardo had the top Varsity division score, Samuel Porter, (gold), Barbara Martinez (silver) and Tina Chen, (bronze) swept the Scholastic overall medals. Irma Ceco won bronze in the Honors overall.

Other PUHSD highlights include Boston Lawrence of Betty Fairfax with Varsity golds in economics and interview, where he had the outstanding overall performance.

Alhambra’s Enrique Mighty won a gold in Varsity language and literature, and teammate Jose Baldovino had a gold in Scholastic math.

Ten different Champions won gold in individual events. Chavez swept all nine medals in the music event, and eight of nine medals in the art event.