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Academic Decathlon coach draws on her own life to inspire students
Academic Decathlon coach draws on her own life to inspire students

Fremont High history teacher Kenia Gomez didn't have much of a summer break. Neither did her students on the school's Academic Decathlon team. They spent three days a week on the South Los Angeles campus, prepping for next year's competition. Last spring, the squad finished in 13th place in the Los Angeles Unified contest — just out of the running for a spot in the state finals. That's not bad for a team that placed 47th three years ago. At the contest finale, Gomez was voted coach of the year by teachers supervising the district's other decathlon teams. "My kids; they're the ones who did the work," Gomez said. "They made me look...

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