On January 29 and 30, both Rockwall High School and Rockwall-Heath High Schools competed in the Region 10 Academic Decathlon Competition, hosted by Plano ISD. Out of the 17 high schools competing, Rockwall High School brought home 2nd place honors and Rockwall-Heath High School brought home 3rd place.
Rockwall High School is currently ranked 3rd in the state and will represent Rockwall ISD at the Large Schools State AcDec Competition in Irving at the end of the month. Rockwall-Heath High School is currently ranked 2nd in the State’s Medium Schools division and will represent the district at the Medium Schools State AcDec competition in San Antonio at the end of the month.
Specific student and team honors included:
Rockwall HS, coached by Lucas Beville and Marian Hinton
Rockwall HS finished second at the Regional Tournament with a score of 48,442.
Tara McCoy – Third in Music, First in Science, Second in Social Science, First in Literature, Third in Art, Second in Economics, Third in Speech, Second in Essay. Fourth Overall Honors Student.
Cody Sachse – Fourth in Music, Second in Social Science, Fourth in Essay.
Amber Nguyen – Third in Science, Fifth in Social Science, Fourth in Economics.
Wes Scivetti – First in Math, First in Music, First in Science, First in Social Science, Second in Literature, First in Art, First in Economics, Third in Essay. First Overall Scholastic Student.
Rachel Shafer – Second in Music, Third in Social Science, First in Literature, Second in Art, Fifth in Economics, First in Essay. Fourth Overall Scholastic Student.
Sam Warren – Third in Math, Fourth in Science, Fifth in Economics, Third in Speech, Fourth in Essay. Fifth Overall Scholastic Student.
Dan Scivetti – Second in Music, First in Science, Fifth in Social Science, Fifth in Literature, Fourth in Art, Fourth in Economics.
Grace Taiwo – First in Social Science, Fourth in Literature.
Alexander Rohrig – Second in Math.
Rockwall-Heath HS, coached by Kim Blain and Kathleen Shipman
Team Members: Derek Bourcier, Sarah DiGirolamo, Garrett Johnson, Skylar Holland, Miles Christensen, Hanor Smith, Brittany Dickison, Natalie Harris, and Monica Fisher Support Team: Mason Cross, Nathan Farrington, JC Hohenshelt, Hannah Swiney, Erin Wallis, and Nicholette Dillard (Awards: 40 individual awards and 2 team awards)
Derek Bourcier: 1st – Math, 2nd Music, 4th Economics, 3rd Science, 2nd Art, 3rd Social Science, 4th Language & Literature, 3rd Speech, 2nd place Overall
Garrett Johnson: 4th – Math; 3rd Music, 3rd Economics, 5th Art, 3rd Social Science, 5th place Overall
Sarah DiGirolamo: 5th Economics, 5th Science
Hanor Smith: 4th – Math, 3rd Economics, 2nd Science, 4th Art, 4th Social Science
Miles Christensen: 4th Music, 4th Science, 5th Essay, 4th Interview, 2nd Speech
Skylar Holland: 5th Economics, 5th Science, 5th Social Science, 4th Language & Literature
Brittany Dickison: 4th – Music; 2nd Economics, 3rd Science, 3rd Interview
Natalie Harris: 5th Economics, 2nd Science
Monica Fisher: 4th Science, 4th Language & Literature, 3rd Speech
Team: 2nd Place Super Quiz 3rd Place Overall