Academic Decathlon

February 3 and 8, 2018

After months of studying "Africa"—this year's theme-focus‐forty-two Los Angeles County high schools sent their top students to compete across 10 academic events over two successive Saturdays. El Rancho was once again the host for the event, so ER's top Dons didn't have to travel far!

Photos are from the second Saturday competition (February 3), and from the awards banquet held in Montebello on February 8.

Results El Rancho's Varsity team placed 11th out of 42 schools. Individual medals were earned in Interview by Aleksey Soto (bronze) and Andrew Sepulveda, Benjamyn Barrientez, Ahtziri Sanchez and Julio Ornelas (Silver); in Speech by Melissa Ochoa and Juio Ornelas (bronze), and Andrew Sepulveda, Jaqueline Ascencio-Ornelas, Aleksey Soto and Benjamyn Barrientez (silver), and Ahtziri Sanchez and Sebastian Carcano (gold).

Photos by Kayla Perez and Mr. Crone.