Nimitz, Irving qualify for state academic decathlon meet

Photo: Nimitz High School (top) and Irving High School (bottom) Academic Decathlon Teams / Courtesy Photos

Two Irving ISD Academic Decathlon teams are headed to state following a stellar performance at regional competition. The Nimitz High School team finished second in Region IX, earning a bid to state competition for the 29th consecutive year. The Irving High School team finished fifth, qualifying for state for the first time in school history.

The Nimitz and Irving Super Quiz teams placed second and third overall, respectively. Individual Irving ISD student results are as follows:

Honors Students (GPA 3.75-4.0)

Nikhil Arora (MacArthur): Third in Speech

Carlos Estevis (Nimitz): First in Economics; Second in Music; and Third in Math

Luis Govea (Irving): Third in Interview; Third in Science; and Third in Art

Muram Ibrahim (Singley): First in Interview

Brianna Rios (Nimitz): Second in Speech

Geoff Thomas (Nimitz): Third in Essay

Scholastic Students (GPA 3.0-3.74)

Lilian Garcia (Nimitz): Second in Language and Literature

Teresa Lindero (MacArthur): Second in Economics

Aron Mathai (Nimitz): First in Math; First in Music; First in Social Science; Second in Economics; Second in Art; Third in Science; and the Second Overall Scholastic Student

Varsity Students (GPA up to 2.99)

Charlie Abrego (Irving): First in Math; First in Science; and Third in Art

Miles Brownlee (MacArthur): Second in Social Science and Third in Interview

Ramon Reyes (Nimitz): First in Interview; Third in Music; and the Third Overall Varsity Student

Ryan Shelton (Nimitz): First in Interview; Second in Speech; Third in Essay; Third in Economics; and the Fourth Overall Varsity Student

Seireadan Zipper (Nimitz): Second in Math; Second in Economics; and the Fifth Overall Varsity Student

The Nimitz team is coached by Greg Jackson, Greg Thomson and Marc Slette. Coaches for the Irving High team are James Newman, Randall Winter, Andru Gilbert, Marcus Jauregui, Frank Houser, Jonathan Fontenot, Yesenia Vasquez and Ben Bordlemay.

The Academic Decathlon Regional Tournament was held at Frisco ISD Jan. 29 and 30.

Irving ISD will host the State Academic Decathlon Meet for Large Schools Feb. 26 – 28. Nimitz and Irving will be among the 40 top high school teams from across the state to compete in this academically challenging, three-day event at Singley Academy and MacArthur High School.