Academic Decathlon Team Sets New RA Records

Academic Decathlon Team Sets New RA Records
Posted on 12/07/2015
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – On Saturday, December 5th the Renaissance Academy (RA) Academic Decathlon Team competed in the Quaker Fall Open Quiz Bowl Tournament at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. The school had two teams competing in the Novice division, with both teams competed exceedingly well.

RA’s Team A, comprised of Josh Guevin, Isabel Lopez, Dariush Keyhani, and Jeremy Baron, fought hard in four close matches, to finish with a 2 - 2 record.

Team B was of fire!  This team, which included Jeff Cocci, Daniel Guevin, Carson McLaughlin, and Rose Newmiller, had come to make a statement. The team came out of the gate, scoring a new RA record of 285 points. They were clearly not done yet, as they smashed that record scoring 325 in their next match.  After a close defeat by the eventual overall winner of the division, Team B proved that they had more to give by setting yet another RA record with a score of 430 points. The squad finished the day with a record of 4 - 1. 

RA’s Academic Decathlon will next compete on December 15th against Henderson High School and Avon Grove Charter School Chester County Intermediate Unit, West Chester, PA.