PHS team placed first in Academic Decathlon state competition

PHS Academic Decathlon took home 70 awards and honors

Back row: Ellie Xu, Alice Limanova, Miki Hansen, Katherine Yang, Rohan Khajuria, Will Chen, Adam Ye, Hugh Kwong; Front row: Annie Zhong, Sejal Murth, Karen Shih, Jessica Ho, Nicholas Lim, Daniel Kuo, Richard Sevilla, Andrew Lie, Alivia Mercuro

PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany High School Academic Decathlon (AcDec) Team recently participated in the New Jersey State Competition. The competition was held at Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes on Saturday, March 4. Parsippany High School’s team placed first in the state and won the Super Quiz.  

As State Champions, Parsippany High School will advance to the National Competition April 20-22 in Madison, Wisconsin. This is their 5th state championship.

Nine team members and six alternates competed on Saturday, Team members who participated were Will Chen, Miki Hansen, Rohan Khajuria, Daniel Kuo, Hugh Kwong, Alice Limanova, Katherine Yang, Adam Ye and Ellie Xu,  Overall, the Parsippany High School team took home more than 70 awards and honors for the regional competition.

Academic Decathlon is a 10-event scholastic competition for high school students. The events include math, science, social science, literature, economics, art, music, speech, essay and interview. This year’s theme is World War II. Team coaches are Nancy Lennon, Science Teacher and Stacy Cozin, Media Specialist.



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