Apr 30, 2010 10:54 am US/Pacific -- LOS ANGELES (CBS) ― Marshall High School has won the 2010 U.S. Academic Decathlon Online competition, making the Los Angeles Unified School District a double winner this year, it was announced Friday.
Marshall won the online version of the competition just days after El Camino Real High School's decathletes won the 2010 U.S. Academic Decathlon championship in Omaha, Nebraska.
"I want to congratulate the team and coach from Marshall High School on this prestigious win," LAUSD Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines said. "This championship gives the district two victories in student learning and achievement, and is a strong testament to the quality of education LAUSD has to offer. Bravo to all."
"Today's technology allows more students to be a part of this exciting competition," said Cliff Ker, coordinator of the LAUSD Academic Decathlon.
"Because of the tough economic times many school districts face across the country, the online competition gives students and school districts unable to send teams to the actual academic decathlon an opportunity to participate and compete online."
Marshall High School's academic decathlon team won the 2010 LAUSD Academic Decathlon and earned second-place honors in this year's California Academic Decathlon competition.