Granada Hills Charter School wins state Academic Decathlon

The Academic Decathlon team from Granada Hills Charter High School arrives at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank Sunday, March 20, 2016 after dominating the three-day state competition.

Granada Hills Charter High School beat 68 other schools to win the California Academic Decathlon this weekend. The team earned 61,149.6 points out of a possible 65,400.

The nine-member team arrived at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank with the trophy Sunday after dominating the three-day competition in Sacramento.

The members of the winning team include Aishah Mahmud, Joshua Lin, Melissa Santos, Isha Gupta, Jorge Zepeda, Mark Aguila, Mayeena Ulkarim, Christopher Lo and Julian Duran. It's the school's fifth state championship since 2011.

The students will now advance to the national championship in Anchorage, Alaska, which is scheduled for April 28 to April 30.

Franklin High School in Highland Park placed second in the competition with 59,133.3 points.
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