March 7, 2019  |  By:   |  Press Releases  |  

St. Timothy School’s (West Los Angeles) academic decathlon team won first place at the Annual Junior High Academic Decathlon on March 3, paving the way to represent the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in the State competition in San Francisco on April 6, 2019.

St. Timothy students earned the top honors while competing against about one hundred Catholic Schools from the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara.  The competition consisted of several tests including, logic quiz, individual tests (religion, English, fines arts, social studies, literature, current events, math and science), and super quiz where St. Timothy also took first place.

Led by coaches Bryan Castorina, Alicia Edler, and Michael Jimenez, the 2018-2019 St. Timothy Academic Decathlon team is composed of ten students, including: Aaron J., Arrena D., Benny W., Christen N., Gabi E., Jonah W., Lola C., Nico K., Noah T., Santiago A., and as alternatives decathletes Aisling T., Amber B. and Aristotle C.

St. Timothy School offers an accelerated curriculum for Pre-K through 8th grade students.  St. Timothy’s first participated in the Academic Decathlon in 2009 and have had success over the years to varying degrees, winning the Super Quiz at various points and placing in the Logic and individual subject sections.  This will be the school’s first experience going to the State competition.

“Every year I am extremely impressed with the students who participate in the Los Angeles Archdiocese Decathlon,” said Mrs. Lena Randle, Principal of St. Timothy School. “It takes a lot of dedication and hard work from the coaches, parents and students involved in the program. As the principal of St. Timothy School, I am inspired by our students.  Their ability to focus, work together and collaborate as a group has been key to their success.  They have lifted each other up and truly embody a team spirit.  I could not be more proud of them, both as decathletes and as kind and humble people.”

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