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Kids in the news: DHS headed to state academic decathlon

By From page A7 | March 05, 2013

Davis High School will once again represent Yolo County in the state Academic Decathlon in Sacramento on March 15-17.

The DHS team was the highest-scoring team from Yolo County in a regional competition last month, placing sixth overall in a competition that featured teams from Solano, Napa and Sonoma counties as well.

This year’s DHS decathlon team is captained by returning decathletes Amanda Glazer and Rami Rashmawi and also includes Oscar Albarado, Aidan Delplanque, Christina Messick, Jose Arzaluz, Michael Dawson, Natalia Khodayari, Kevin Anderson, Emily Kappes, Adam Siegel, Jordan Weston, Sam Ravani, Wilson Xu, June Yang and Daniel Zhu.

Davis High teacher Anthony Vasquez is serving as coach.

Several of those decathletes won individual medals at the February competition.

Siegel earned silver medals for art, economics, math and music; Kappes earned bronze in interview; Arzaluz and Delplanque both took home gold in interview; Rashmawi earned gold in interview and silver in speech; and Khodayari took bronze in math while Glazer earned silver and Dawson gold.

The state competition will determine who represents California in the national academic decathlon in April.

Anne Ternus-Bellamy

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