High-ranked CDO High School Academic Decathlon team readies for state

2013-02-26T13:00:00Z 2013-02-26T15:56:48Z High-ranked CDO High School Academic Decathlon team readies for statePhil Villarreal Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Canyon del Oro High School's second-ranked Academic Decathlon team is gearing up for a run at the state title in a competition in the Phoenix area.

The state competition unfolds March 8 and 9 at Arizona State University West, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road in Glendale. According to the Amphitheater Unified School District, the team won its 12th consecutive Region III Academic Decathlon at a February event in Yuma.

At the Yuma competition, students on the team won cash and scholarship prizes totaling more than $80,000. 

The state competition will consist of online essays, speech and interviews, test sessions and quiz relay.

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