“Congratulations once again to the Whitney M. Young Magnet High School academic decathlon team for finishing second in the national tournament this weekend. We are so proud to have them represent Chicago Public Schools and the State of Illinois and admire the dedication and commitment these Decathletes have demonstrated while competing against top students from high schools throughout the United States. Congratulations to one and all!”
- The Whitney Young Decathlon team last month captured first place in the Illinois High School Association Decathlon.
- The 2012 U.S. Academic Decathlon national tournament took place in Albuquerque, N.M. this weekend. Whitney Young finished second to the winning team from Granada Hill Charter School in California. Students from schools in 32 states competed.
- Team members include Kathryn Farris, Lucy Zhuo, William Ahrenholz, Anji Bei, Imara McMillan, Audrey Rowe, Riley Kleve, Phoebus Sun Cao, and Gary Mei. Head coach is Elizabeth Pedziwiatr. Assistant coach is David Bell.
Chicago Public Schools serves 405,000 students in 675 schools. It is the nation’s third-largest school district.