Austin Preparatory School’s Academic Decathlon Team placed second out of 15 teams at the small school division Academic Decathlon recently. The team’s excellent performance automatically qualifies the group for the state finals in March.
Members earned a total of 19 individual medals across six of the seven categories. The team’s strongest area was science (genetics), where it earned five of the nine available medals.
Junior Daniel Theriault of Stoneham earned five medals in the scholastic competition level - gold in economics, silver in science and music, bronze in language & literature and art.
Sophomore Teresa Leahy of Stoneham was awarded a bronze medal in science and a bronze medal in music. She competed at the varsity level.
Junior Nicholas Sorabella of Stoneham received the Coach’s Medal as the top-scoring alternate.Austin Prep is in Reading.