Dana Point's St. Edward the Confessor Parish School won first place overall in the 2008 state Catholic Schools Junior High Academic Decathlon Saturday, besting eight campuses.
Queen of the Apostles Elementary and Middle School in San Jose won second place and St. Ignatius School in Sacramento came in third.
The school entry from the Los Angeles Archdiocese, Cathedral Chapel School, earned a fourth.
The competition, held in Chula Vista, included two team events -- a logic quiz and super quiz -- as well as events testing individual team members' knowledge of science, social studies, fine arts and more.
Three Cathedral Chapel students -- Fred Hong, 14, in mathematics; Earl Park, 14, in religion; and Robby Floyd, 13, in current events -- won first place in their events.