The Taylor High School Academic Decathlon team competed in the State Academic Decathlon competition in Frisco the first weekend of Spring Break and returned home as the State Small School Silver Medal Team. In addition, the team won the Silver Medal in the Super Quiz Oral Relay competition.
Winners in the individual categories include:
Honors Gold Medal, Katherine Kurtin; Scholastic Silver Medal, Tommy Rojas: Varsity Gold Medal Grace Bentley
Honors Gold Medal, Clayton Cobb; Scholastic Silver Medal, Tommy Rojas; Varsity Silver Medal, Terry Lewis; Varsity Bronze Medal, Grace Bentley
Honors Gold Medal, Joshua Farley; Scholastic Silver Medal, Justin Johnson
Honors Bronze Medal, Clayton Cobb; Scholastic Bronze Medal, Justin Johnson; Varsity Gold Medal, Grace Bentley
Honors Bronze Medal, Clayton Cobb and Joshua Farley-tie; Scholastic Bronze Medal, Justin Johnson; Varsity Silver Medal, Grace Bentley
Honors Silver Medal, Joshua Farley; Varsity Gold Medal, Grace Bentley
Varsity Silver Medal, Terry Lewis
Honors Bronze Medal, Joshua Farley; Varsity Silver Medal, Terry Lewis
Honors 5th Place-Clayton Cobb, who will receive an additional $500 in scholarship money
Honors Bronze Medal – Joshua Farley, who will receive an additional $1,000 in scholarship money
Scholastic 4th Place – Justin Johnson, who will receive an additional $750 in scholarship money.
Varsity Silver Medal – Grace Bentley, who will receive an additional $1,500 in scholarship money.
In addition, each team member will receive $900 in scholarship money. Team members are:
Joshua Farley, Senior and Team Captain; Katherine Kurtin, Senior; and Clayton Cobb, Senior
Justin Johnson, Senior; Garrett Schiller, Senior; and Tommy Rojas, Junior
Grace Bentley, Junior; Terry Lewis, Senior; and Maria Villegas-Alonso, Junior
Overall, the team amassed 37,282 points over this year’s curriculum, “In Sickness and In Health.” Next year’s curriculum will center around The Cold War. The team will also represent Texas in the USAD National Online competition in May.
Vicki Rowe coaches the Taylor Academic Decathlon team.