On Friday and Saturday, in their first competition of the new year, CDO's Academic Decathlon team faced many of the top teams in Arizona at the Hamilton Winter Invitational. Led by strong performances by Matthew Ceja and Dylan Kmiec, CDO emerged victorious, beating defendable state champion Hamilton by a respectable margin. BASIS Scottsdale finished third.
Matthew had the highest score on the team, and finished 4th in the very competitive Honors division.
Dylan, Sean Jacobson, Trevor Torres, and Erica Ashe won awards for being in the top three in their respective divisions.
Winning awards for their performance in the various events were Matthew Ceja, John Hartman, Isis Brown, Dylan Kmiec, Sean Jacobson, Trevor Torres, Erica Ashe, and Tarina Lindberg.
Also posting strong performances Sydney Enos, Josephine Neumann, Lincoln Rasmussen, Kevin Nesse, Jake German, Frank Hughes, and Mackenzie Gist.
Congratulations to the team for an excellent job against some of the best teams in the state!
The team has a fina small competition Saturday, and then their regional competition on February 5 and 6, where they will attempt to win their 19th consecutive regional title.
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