Canyon del Oro High's Academic Decathlon team places second in state

2013-03-20T13:00:00Z Canyon del Oro High's Academic Decathlon team places second in statePhil Villarreal Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Academic Decathlon team from Canyon del Oro High School placed second in the state at the finals.

The competition was March 9 and 10 at Arizona State University West, and included 40 schools. Mesa Red Mountain took the state title. CDO made the competition close with a win in the Super Quiz relay event. CDO students won 25 medals at the competition.

The team will compete at the national finals in Minneapolis April 23-27.

Team members include Jake Rockland, Annaliese Grant, Rebecca Gosla, Jakub Safar, Alexander Molina, Maria Elena Pakulis, Rose Booth, Powell Brumm and Jason Trainor.

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