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Sinton High School’s Academic Decathlon Team advancing to State!


Posted Date: 01/31/2022

The official results are in and Sinton High School’s Academic Decathlon team is one of only 10 teams in the Small Schools division from throughout Texas advancing to State!

The team, comprised of Ella Troup, Meghal Patel, Pal Patel, Will Houser, Adam Garcia, Estephany Martinez, Amaris Fernandez, and Ashley Gonzalez (alternate), competed at the Regional Meet on January 28-29, 2022, where they won 3rd place overall and 3rd Place in the Super Quiz Relay.

The curricular theme this year featured “Water: An Essential Resource” in which students tested in Language & Literature, Science, Social Science, Math, Art, Economics, Music, Essay, Prepared Speech, and Interview. In addition to earning team accolades, the students garnered multiple medals individually which include the following:

Regional AcaDec Results -
Small School Division

AcaDec Region 3 Third Place Overall Team
Super Quiz Relay - 3rd Place Team

Ella Troup (Honors) - 2nd Speech, 1st Interview (perfect score), 1st Economics, 3rd Math, 2nd Social Science, Team Top Score Honors Division, 2nd Overall Decathlon Honors Score.

Meghal Patel (Honors) - 3rd Interview.

Pal Patel (Honors) - 1st Speech, 2nd Science.

Will Houser (Scholastic) - 2nd Speech, 1st Essay, 1st Interview (perfect score), 1st Art, 2nd Economics, 1st Language & Literature, 1st Social Science, Team Top Score Scholastic Division, 1st Overall Decathlon Scholastic Score.

Estephany Martinez - Team Top Score Varsity Division.

To say that Academic Decathlon is a challenge is an understatement. The students spend countless hours learning, studying, and practicing material that is often new to them because many of the students join as underclassmen who have yet to take classes such as Economics. However, the Academic Decathletes are undeterred and the transformation in life-changing knowledge and confidence unfolds with each quiz and Meet. The team, coached by Mr. Paul Brown, Mrs. Cheyenne Garcia, and Mrs. Marty Garza, looks forward to representing Sinton ISD at the State Meet in Frisco, Texas, on February 25-27, 2022.

Academic Decathlon