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Academic Decathalon

More than 100 Catholic elementary schools from throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will meet at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena for an academic event that parallels an athletic competition as the 22nd Annual Junior High Academic Decathlon returns on Saturday, March 2nd.

Drawing crowds of 6000 students, parents and supporters, the competition is comprised of ten events, including two collaborative team efforts - a logic quiz with 20 rigorous thinking problems, and a super quiz with 50 multiple choice questions on five broad themes. The balance of the eight events test knowledge of the Roman Catholic doctrine, English, Literature, Science, Mathematics, Current Events, Social Studies and Fine Arts.

Awards are given for individual and team performance, and the winning school team from each geographic diocese competes in a state championship in May.

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