Pearland Independent School District is sending two teams to the Texas Academic Decathlon meet in late February.
Pearland High School and Turner College and Career High School teams both advance to state after the Region 5 competition.
PHS decathletes placed second in the large-school division and won first in the Super Quiz Relay, while TCCHS teammates placed fourth overall in the medium-school division and won fourth place in the Super Quiz Relay.
Regional individual medalists include. . .
PHS Awards (Large-School Division):]]>
Anoushka Dasgupta: Gold in speech
SaraBeth Matthews: Gold in math, music and economics; bronze in language/literature; and overall honors bronze medalist
Jimmy Thai: Gold in economics and social science; silver in math, language/literature and science; and overall honors gold medalist
Ericka Chang: Bronze in speech
Angela Circone: Gold in social science, silver in language/literature and art, bronze in music and science and overall scholastic fourth-place
Ethan Tiu: Silver in music and bronze in science
Mitchell Jackson: Gold in music, social science, language/literature and science; silver in art; bronze in math and economics; and overall varsity gold medalist
Joshua Salas: Bronze in social science
TCCHS Awards (Medium-School Division):
Savanna Chatman: Gold in interview
Rahul Paul: Bronze in economics and science
Kaylen Hayes: Gold in speech and language/literature; silver in interview; bronze in economics and science; and overall scholastic bronze medalist
Dylan Hashem: Silver in speech
Jared Streeter: Bronze in speech
Samuel Hatfield: Silver in speech and bronze in math
Other TCCHS decathletes include Reid Blanchard, Kevin Kuriachan and Matthew Lampard.
Academic Decathlon is designed to engage high school students from all academic levels in rigorous team competition.
During meets, students compete individually in multiple-choice tests in science, math, economics, language/literature, art and music. Competitors also take a written quiz and complete speech, interview and essay contests.
Coaches include Robert Layne, Corey Cogswell and Scott Crossno for PHS and Jacob Schutter, Dana Hutchins and Jana Morse for TCCHS.