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Academic Decathlon


2019-20 Team Accomplishments:

Our WESM academic decathletes will represent LAUSD at the 2020 California State Academic Decathlon competition in Sacramento, CA on March 27 - 29, 2020.  



In 2019 the WESM Academic Decathlon team qualified for the state competition for the first time in school history. The decathlon team was coached by Patricia Prokopidis and consisted of eight team members: Naim Wright, Ana Lara, Patrick Jovel, Nyyah Henry, Keenen Brackett, Daisy Morales, Oscar Barcena, and Josiah De La Cruz.

2018-19 Team Accomplishments:

  • The team received third in Super Quiz in our Division (our division consists of 28 other schools).
  • Our team finished sixth in our division.
  • Every student received a bronze medal and we got a trophy.
  • Naim Wright received the highest score of all the competitors in our division and was our teams highest scorer.  He received Gold medals in Social Science and Music, and a Bronze in Science.
  • Oscar Barcena received a Gold in Economics and a Silver in Music. 
  • Josiah De La Cruz received a Bronze in Economics.











Jose Haro Aldana silver in speech

Kendall McCulty bronze in speech

Dakarai Moses bronze in speech

Edgardo Linares bronze in interview

Alexandrea Halley gold in both speech and interview

Fabien Debies  gold in interview

The WESM Team won third in our division, as well as an honorable mention in science. Congratulations!

2019-20 Members


Oscar Barcena

Chenille Barton

Nyyah Henry

Patrick Joval

Keenen Brackett

Cheyenne Arnold

Irvin Jimenez

Boris Curiel

Anthony Velazquez