DOWNEY - St. Raymond Catholic School's academic decathlon team picked up several awards at the L.A. Archdiocese 22nd Annual Academic Jr. High Decathlon held March 10 at the L.A. Sports Arena.The decathlon is the largest junior high-level academic competition in Southern California with more than 100 participating schools. A crowd of nearly 5,000 people watched the competition. Robert Nevarez earned sixth place in science, Andreina Hampton sixth in religion, Viviana Gonzalez ninth in English, Alexis Ruiz seventh in literature and Raymond Rojo ninth in current events. St. Raymond placed ninth in the Super Quiz, improving on last year's 10th place finish. The St. Raymond team included Robert Nevarez (captain), Viviana Gonzalez (co-captain), Andreina Hampton, Alexis Ruiz, Jessica Vasquez, Julian Reoyo, Gus Valle, Emmett Janczak, Raymond and Erica Martinez, along with alternates Ryan Navarette and Maggie Landeros. Mrs. Reynolds was the team's coach.
********** Published: March 29, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 50