Academic Competition

Mock Trial
Sponsor: Mrs. Plasschaert, Ms. Zablocki
Description: Mock Trial is a competition with area schools that allows students to learn the trial process through real legal cases and presentations. Some students learn trial process and act as attorneys examining witnesses and arguing law. Others act as witnesses or victims answering questions according to their affidavits (stories).
Attendance is crucial.

Quiz Bowl
Sponsor: Mrs. Stanton-Verduzco
Description: Quiz Bowl is a fast-paced buzzer competition in which teams of four players compete to answer questions that cover academic subjects like literature and science as well as the broader world of culture and current events. Quiz Bowl competes on Wednesdays from September to February

Science Olympiad
Sponsors: Mrs. Wrasse
Description: Science Olympiad is team competition in which students compete in 23 events pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Events are either knowledge-based (written tests), hands-on (written test and lab practical) or engineering-based (constructing a device to preform a specific task). Over 7,800 middle school and high school teams from 50 U.S. states compete each year. Practices are afterschool September to March, competitions begin in December.

Business Professionals of America (BPA)
Sponsor: Mr. Santos
Description: BPA is a national co-curricular Career and Technical Student Organization preparing students for careers in areas such as finance, management, information technology, digital communication and design, and health care administration. Over 45,000 students compete each year in the US and internationally. BPA meets Mondays afterschool October to May, competitions begin in December.

DECA Marketing Organization
Sponsor: Mr. Santos
Description: DECA is a national co-curricular Career and Technical Student Organization preparing students for careers in areas such as marketing, business management, entrepreneurship, finance, and hospitality and tourism. Over 225,000 students compete in the US and internationally each year. DECA meets Tuesdays after school October to April, competitions begin in December.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Sponsor: Mr. Santos
Description: FBLA is a national co-curricular Career and Technical Student Organization preparing students for careers in business, finance, and information technology. Over 200,000 students compete in the US and internationally each year. FBLA meets Wednesdays afterschool October to June, competitions begin in March.