St. Gregory the Great Catholic School Guardians participated in the 22nd Annual Diocese of San Diego Academic Junior High Decathlon on Saturday, March 3rd, held at Mater Dei Catholic High School. The team of ten decathletes and three alternates finished in fourth place overall out of twenty-four schools. They had been studying and practicing for the event since school began in the Fall and met each week to fine tune their logic and teamwork for this rigorous competition. Eight students represented in the individual categories of Religion, Literature, English/Spelling, Mathematics, Science, Fine Arts, Current Events, and Social Studies, as well as team events in Logic and Super Quiz. The Writing competition had been held two weeks prior to the main event.
While every member of the team was integral to its success, several students were among the top placements in the San Diego Diocese: Lael (1st in English/Spelling and 4th in Writing), Patrick (1st in Mathematics), Isabella (2nd in Literature), and Nicole (6th in Religion). In addition, the St. Gregory the Great Guardians placed 4th in the Super Quiz team event. Additional team members included, Aisling, Liam, Olivia, Josie, Harrison, Dylan, and alternates Emily, Jacob, and Matthew. Coaching the team were three faculty members, Darlene Howard, Jessica Collins, and Raquel Oriondo.