The Ventura County Office of Education has named the winners of the 2022 Ventura County Academic Decathlon, which was held virtually over the past few weeks. For the second consecutive year, Westlake High School has placed first overall in the competition. The three teams with the highest overall scores this year are:

1st Place: Westlake High School Team A
2nd Place: Westlake High School Team B
3rd Place: Adolfo Camarillo High School

Complete individual and team results in all of the various categories are available here.

Westlake will now advance to the state Academic Decathlon. The winning California team moves on to the national competition. Teams representing Ventura County have made it to nationals six times, placing second in 2000 and 2002, and taking first place in 1999, 2003, 2008 and 2009.

The 11 high schools participating this year are Adolfo Camarillo, Buena, Channel Islands, Fillmore, La Reina, Pacifica, Royal, Santa Susana, Thousand Oaks, Ventura and Westlake.

The theme for this year’s Academic Decathlon is Water: A Most Essential Resource.

In the Academic Decathlon, students compete in 10 academic events that cover subjects ranging from art to economics. The United States Academic Decathlon is the nation’s premier scholastic competition for students from public and private high schools.

A unique aspect of the competition is that it’s designed to include students from all academic backgrounds. A team consists of nine full-time students from the ninth through 12th grades at the same high school. Each team is comprised of three students whose grade point average falls into the “A” category, three students in the “B” category and three students in the “C” category.

For more about the Ventura County Academic Decathlon, click here.