Mayor Michael D. Antonovich recognized the Granada Hills Charter High School Academic Decathlon Team for their fourth consecutive national championship.
The academic decathlon is a rigorous 10-subject competition in which students are tested on anything from literature and art to math and science.
In April, the team competed in Anaheim against 30 teams from across the world, including students from as far away as China and the United Kingdom. The eleven students of the Granada Hills team demonstrated their intellectual prowess by dominating the competition, scoring 53,592 out of a possible 60,000 points.
The team is comprised of coaches Mathew Arnold and Jonathan Sturtevant and students Irene Lee, Peter Cho, Fernando Sanchez, Jenean Docter, Jasmin Kim, Natalie Gonzalez, Jorge Zepeda, Tanthai Pongstien, Joshua Lin, Jihee Han and Aishah Mahmud.