Local students shine at Academic Decathlon

Several local students earned high placement in the San Diego Diocesan Academic Decathlon, a rigorous competition for middle school students (grades 6-8). Seventeen schools competed in this event at Mater Dei High School on Saturday, March 5.

All schools competed in three areas: Individual Topics, the Logic Test and the Super Quiz. The Nativity School won fourth place overall and took fourth place in the Logic competition. Individual medals were awarded to the following students:

First place/Religion: Nathalie Kourie of Rancho Santa Fe

Second place/English: Allison Hesse of Encinitas

Second place/Literature: Patrick Dohoney of Del Mar

Second place/Math: Chris Heffner of Encinitas

Second place/Social Studies: Amanda Ashline of Carmel Valley

Fourth place/Fine Arts: Erin Berg of Solana Beach



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