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TMHS Academic Decathlon Team Wins Landry Invitational, Qualifies For State Final

Mar 04, 2016 09:55AM ● By Bill Gilman

The Tewksbury High Academic Decathlon Team.

(Editor's note: The following article was written up by TMHS student Claire Thompson.)
It’s been quite a month for the TMHS Academic Decathlon Team!

On February 6 they competed at Regionals in Quincy, and they did not disappoint.  Hannah Varghese received an honorable mention in music, and Connor Pennell earned a bronze medal in economics.  Mat Marquis received honorable mention in the math category.  Stephen Long also won an honorable mention in math, in addition to a bronze medal in music, an honorable mention in literature, a bronze medal in art, a silver medal in the essay round, an honorable mention in the interview, and an honorable mention in the overall subjective category.
Connor Pennell


The team then came in first place on Feb. 27 at the Ray Landry Invitational, defeating eight other schools.  Connor Pennell received a bronze medal in math, a silver medal in economics, a gold medal in literature and a bronze medal in social science.

Additionally, Connor also acquired the overall top score of the day.  Claire Thompson received a silver medal in math, Stephen Long won a silver medal in social science, and Akhil Bagul earned a bronze medal in music
 This hard-fought victory earned the team a place at the Massachusetts State Finals for the second year in a row.  The team is looking forward to competing against the best teams in the state at M.I.T. on March 12.


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