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(L-R) Back row: Ariana Nelson, Nicholas Tapia, Rolando Salazar; Front row: Ashley Barrera, Mia Medrano, Sarah Ramos, Nicholas Tapia

For the first time in a decade, the Harlingen High School South’s Academic Decathlon team is advancing to the Large School – Division I State Meet, to be held Feb. 22-25 in San Antonio. Only 40 teams in the state will be competing.

To qualify, the team traveled to Corpus Christi to compete in the Texas Region III Meet held Jan. 19-20.┬áThe team emerged as Regional Champions and placed first in SuperQuiz – Large School.

South individual results are as follows:

Honors Division
Ashley Barrera – 2nd Language and Literature, 3rd Music, 1st Art, 2nd Social Science
Sarah Ramos – 3rd Music, 2nd Essay
Mia Medrano – 2nd Speech
Scholastic Division
Ariana Nelson – 2nd Language and Literature, 1st Science, 2nd Essay, 4th Overall
Nicholas Tapia – 1st Music, 2nd Science, 1st Art, 3rd Economics, 2nd Speech, 3rd Social Science, 3rd Overall
Varsity Division
Rolando Salazar – 3rd Language and Literature, 1st Music, 1st Science, 1st Art, 1st Mathematics, 2nd Economics, 3rd Essay, 1st Speech, 3rd Interview, 3rd Social Science, 1st Overall
Joseph Aragus – 2nd Science, 1st Essay, 2nd Social Science, 3rd Overall

Harlingen High School individual results are as follows:

Honors Division
Oziel Landaverde – 1st Economics, 2nd Music
Tiffany Perez – 2nd Science, 2nd Interview
Samantha Romo – 3rd Interview

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