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Franklin, Garfield to compete in state Academic Decathlon

HOLLYWOOD — Teams from Franklin and Garfield high schools will be competing in the California Academic Decathlon next month in Sacramento after finishing in the top 10 of the Los Angeles Unified School District Academic Decathlon.

Granada Hills Charter High School scored a record 59,167.1 points out of a possible 65,400 to win the district competition for the fourth time in five years, district officials announced Feb. 13.

Defending national champion El Camino Real was second with 58,223 points and defending district champion Marshall was third with 56,458.6 points.

Franklin was fourth with 55,166.5 points and Garfield was fifth with 50,790.6 points.

Irene Lee from Granada Hills was the top individual scorer with 9,461.4 points, tying the record among all competitions.

Kim Monson of Narbonne won the Coach of the Year award.

The Academic Decathlon began Jan. 31 at the Roybal Learning Center, with teams from 59 high schools competing in the speech, interview and essay categories.

The competition concluded Feb. 7 with tests in art, economics, language and literature, mathematics, music and social science and the Super Quiz, also at the Roybal Learning Center.

The study topic was alternatives in energy.

The results were announced at an awards ceremony at Hollywood High School.

The California Academic Decathlon will be held March 20-21 in Sacramento.