Canyon Del Oro High School finished third in the Arizona Academic Decathlon, placing first in the overall Super Quiz competition.

CDO student Sophie Anderson was the only student from Pima County to finish in the Top 10. She finished second on the varsity level.

The two-day competition was held March 11 and 12 at Mesa's Skyline High School, and brought together 40 teams from high schools throughout Arizona, said Sylvia Udall, the competition's executive director.

The event tests students in grades nine through 12 on speech presentations, mathematics, art, music, economics, essay writing and social sciences. Each participating school can send nine students to the competition, Udall said.

Three students must be at the honors level, with A grade point averages. Three must be at the scholastic level with B averages, and three must be at the varsity level with C averages, she said.

Scholarships and trophies are awarded, motivating students to train hard for the scholastic event, Udall said.

Results:

Overall

Gold - Mesa Mountain View High School

Silver- Mesa Westwood High School

Bronze - Canyon del Oro High School

Super-Quiz Competition

Gold- Canyon del Oro

Silver- Mesa Mountain View High School

Bronze - Mesa Red Mountain

Individual results by school:

CDO

Economics: Bronze, Dillon Foley; Silver Justin Hyatt

Interview: Bronze, Sophie Anderson

Language/Literature: Gold, Sophie Anderson

Mathematics: Silver, Justin Hyatt; Silver Elizabeth Roberts

Music: Silver, Dillon Foley; Silver Justin Hyatt; Bronze, Elizabeth Roberts; Bronze, Matthew Campbell

Social Science: Bronze, Dillon Foley; Silver Sari Coritz

Speech: Gold, Sophie Anderson

Super Quiz: Bronze, Sari Coritz; Silver Jacob Dennis; Gold, Dillon Foley, Gold Matthew Campbell

Ten Event: Silver, Sophie Anderson

Highest scoring team member: Elizabeth Roberts

Marana

Interview: Silver, Travis Allen

Music: Bronze, Elizabeth Teager

Highest scoring team member: Elizabeth Teager

Immaculate Heart

Highest Scoring 1A Team

Highest scoring team member: Patricia McCoy

Catalina Foothills

Highest scoring team member: Han Zhao

Mountain View

Highest scoring team member: Daniel Forrest

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