BCHS Academic Decathlon team places 5th in Kern County

This year's Academic Decathlon team placed the highest ever at the annual competition finishing fifth of the 18 competing schools. The team also placed fourth in the Super Quiz portion of the competition and individuals brougth home a total of six medals. Senior Camae Kong was named the fifth top overall individual of the 143 competitiors.
This seven-member team included Blair Abril, Melody Bashirtash, Jackie Hall, Camae Kong, Ilyana Prince, Johnathan Steele and Madison Tisinger. The team was coached by Jennifer Helmcamp and Shelley Romanoff.

Individuals who were awared a medal in one of the 10 competition categories are listed below:
  • Blair Abril earned silver medals in both Music and Mathematics
  • Melody Bashirtash earned a silver medal in Essay
  • Camae Kong earned a bronze medal in Speech and a silver medal in Interview.
  • Ilyana Prince earned a silver medal in Literature and Language
Those interested in joining next year's team are encouraged to take the elective Academic Competitions course.

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