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Teams Qualify for State Decathlon

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Teams Qualify for State Decathlon

Teams Qualify for State Decathlon

This past weekend all five Lubbock ISD high schools' academic decathlon teams qualified for the state meet.

It's a big accomplishment for the district, but especially for Monterey High who is setting school records.


Teams Qualify for State Decathlon

State meet - it's a big accomplishement for the district -- but especially for a pair of twins on one of the teams who are proudly keeping it in the family... our leslie adami met with them and their mentors on why the win means so much to them.

Leslie for twins "cameron and jason" sharp -- racking up several medals for monterey's academic decathlon team has become a bit of a family tradition.

Their older brothers also competed and they say they're proud to keep in the family while of course sharing their most recent accomplishment with their team members who have all been studying since last may.

This past weekend at the regional meet in arlington -- the team beat their school record winning the region eight competition with 46 thousand 737 points.

Altogher the team of eleven took home more than 40 medals -- so you can bet their necks are a little sore this week.

In one month they'll be competing for the state title -- which if they win -- will be a first in the school's history.

An experience these brothers are excited to share together -- but also hope will help pave the way for future acadec kiddos like themselves.

Jason sharp and cameron sharp, monterey high school seniors "i always admired what my older brothers did and when i was first asked to join the academic decathalon i was kinda terrified, because i had known how much work was put in and that was really hard, but man it's so fun, and i really enjoy it and so it's awesome just to see why they enjoyed it so much.

"we've got some really great kids that are going to be coming up again next year and hopefully passing even this, so i want to hear news when i'm asked next year that we're doing even better than they we were this year."

Jack purkeypile, principal of monterey high school "schools have distinct reputations.

Some schools are known as the academic schools and some schools are known as athletic schools, and it's really cool when you get to be both."

Leslie and brittany just to give you an idea of what one of the questions these teens are expected to answer here's one from a sample test: "which of the following wave functions is a one-dimensional solution to the schrodinger equation?"

I'm gonna open that up to the viewers -- you can leave us your answer on our facebook.


Brittany thanks leslie.


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