With determination and focus, they have spent hours honing their skills. They’ve studied their competition’s strengths and weakness, and formed strategies to win. They’ve developed a strong sense of teamwork, and with long afternoons and evenings of practice, their natural abilities have been sharpened into championship material. Now, this winning Boulder Creek team of nine has shattered records and represented the Jaguars well.
They may not all look like typical athletes, but don’t be fooled: these students are competitors. Cameron Moreno, Sean Wurr, Elias Skoubis, Nick Goettl, Josh Kim, Grant Peterson, Chris Balzer, Nate Raffield and Christian Beem are members of the BC academic decathlon team, and they crunch math for breakfast.
These outstanding decathletes can rattle off facts and information about music, art, literature, economics, social science, mathematics and science that would impress any college professor; they can put together memorable speeches and essays in...