THS Academic Decathlon Earns Bronze at State Competition

Winners in the individual categories include for the State Contest include:

Speech –Varsity Gold, Nick Nardecchia; Scholastic Silver Medal, Gabe Kopit, 4th Place, Leroy Aleman

 Interview – Honors Gold Medal with a perfect score, Lexie Whitworth; Scholastic Silver Medal, Gabe Kopit

 Essay – Honors 4th Place, Valerie Ferguson; Scholastic 4th Place, Kyla Petrilla

Economics – Scholastic 5th Place, Gabe Kopit: 5th Place, Nick Nardecchia

Math – Scholastic 4th Place, Gabe Kopit

Art – Honors 5th Place, Valerie Ferguson; Scholastic Silver, Gabe Kopit; Varsity 5th Place, Nick Nardecchia

Seven of the team members finished in the top ten.

Science –Honors 4th Place, Toby Sellers

Social Science – Scholastic 5th Place, Gabe Kopit

Six students placed in the top nine.

Music – Honors 4th Place, Toby Sellers; Scholastic 5th Place Leroy Aleman

 Language and Literature – Scholastic Silver Medal, Gabe Kopit

Six of the team members finished in the top nine.

Gabe Kopit finished 5th overall in the Scholastic category and will receive an additional $750.

Top scorers in each category include Toby Seller in Honors, Gabe Kopit in Scholastic and Nick Nardecchia in Varsity.

Overall, the team amassed 36,977.2 points in this year’s curriculum, “Africa.”  In addition, each team member will receive $500 in scholarship money. Team members are:

Honors –Toby Sellers, Senior

Valerie Ferguson, Junior

Lexie Whitworth, Junior

Scholastic -  Gabe Kopit, Senior

                           Leroy Aleman, Junior

                           Kyla Petrilla, Junior

Varsity –  Francisco Martinez, Junior

                      Austin Sumpter, Senior

                      Nick Nardecchia, Junior

Vicki Rowe coaches the Taylor Academic Decathlon team.

 

The Taylor High School Academic Decathlon team returned home from their regional competition in Corpus Christi this past weekend as the silver medal team overall and bronze medal Super Quiz Oral Relay team.  The Academic Decathlon team will head to Frisco on February 22nd for the 14th consecutive year to represent the City of Taylor at the State Academic Decathlon competition.  They are currently ranked 3rd in the State Small School Division. This year’s curriculum is over the continent of Africa.  Regional Medal winners include:

SPEECH – Gabriel Kopit, Scholastic Silver Medal

INTERVIEW – Kyla Petrilla, Scholastic Bronze Medal; Nick Nardecchia, Varsity Bronze Medal

ESSAY –Austin Sumpter, Varsity Bronze Medal

MATHEMATICS – Toby Sellers, Honors Bronze Medal (Toby set a new Taylor High School Record in Math); Gabriel Kopit, Scholastic Bronze Medal

MUSIC – Valerie Ferguson, Honors Silver Medal; Toby Sellers, Honors Bronze Medal; Gabriel Kopit, Scholastic Silver Medal

ECONOMICS – Gabriel Kopit, Scholastic Silver Medal

SOCIAL SCIENCE – Valerie Ferguson, Honors Silver Medal; Gabriel Kopit, Scholastic Gold Medal

ART – Toby Sellers, Honors Bronze Medal; Gabe Kopit, Scholastic Gold Medal; Nick Nardecchia, Varsity Bronze Medal

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE – Lexie Whitworth, Honors Bronze Medal; Gabe Kopit, Scholastic Bronze Medal

SCIENCE –Valerie Ferguson, Honors Bronze Medal

OVERALL WINNERS – Valerie Ferguson; Honors Fourth Place; Toby Sellers Honors Fifth Placel; Gabe Kopit, Scholastic Silver Medal;

Team Members are:

Honors -

Toby Sellers – Senior

Valerie Ferguson – Junior

Lexie Whitworth – Junior

 

Scholastic –

Gabe Kopit– Senior

Leroy Aleman - Junior

Kyla Petrilla- Junior

 

Varsity –

Austin Sumpter – Senior

Francisco Martinez – Junior

Nick Nardecchia -  Junior

Vicki Rowe - Coach