South Pasadena High School has won the academic decathlon competition for Los Angeles County for the third consecutive year, officials announced Thursday.
The school now advances to the California Academic Decathlon, which will be held near the end of March in Sacramento. Seven additional county teams from high schools in various districts also will compete at the state level because of their high scores. In order of point totals, they are: Edgewood High in West Covina, West High in Torrance, Mark Keppel High in Alhambra, Redondo Union High, Beverly Hills High, Alhambra High and El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera.
The top three individual scorers were Benjamin Lin of Edgewood, Nathaniel Lyons of Edgewood and Anthony Chen of South Pasadena.