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Irving ISD Hosts Largest Academic Decathlon Practice Event

Irving Independent School District recently organized its largest Academic Decathlon practice event, uniting 813 students from across the nation. Held on November 11 at Nimitz High School, the 6th annual invitational meet saw participants demonstrating their expertise in arts, economics, literature, mathematics, sciences, social studies, and music.

The event showcased both virtual and in-person participation, with students from various states competing. Notable achievements were celebrated, highlighting the top-performing teams and students.

Overall Team Placement:

  • 3rd – Nimitz High School (field of 25 6A schools)
    • Des Eagans, 2nd Place Individual Overall Student
  • 7th – MacArthur High School
  • 10th – Irving High School


  • 1st (Scholastic) – Des Eagans, Nimitz HS
  • 5th (Varsity) – Aidan Williams, Nimitz HS


  • 1st (Varsity) – Yareli Castro, Nimitz HS
  • 1st (Scholastic) – Des Eagans, Nimitz HS
  • 2nd (Scholastic) – Cae Mbugua, MacArthur HS
  • 3rd (Varsity) – Addison Land, MacArthur HS
  • 4th (Varsity) – Aidan Williams, Nimitz HS
  • 6th (Varsity) – Katie Jimenez, MacArthur HS


  • 1st (Varsity) – Addison Land, MacArthur HS
  • 2nd (Scholastic) – Des Eagans, Nimitz HS
  • 3rd (Scholastic) – Diana Amaya Canales, Irving HS
  • 4th (Varsity) – Alejandra Ramirez, Irving HS
  • 4th (Scholastic) – Cae Mbugua, MacArthur HS


  • 4th (Scholastic) – Des Eagans, Nimitz HS
  • 4th (Varsity) – Aidan Williams, Nimitz HS
  • 4th (Varsity) – Fernando Solis, MacArthur HS
  • 6th (Varsity) – Keily Hernandez, Nimitz HS


  • 2nd (Varsity) – Alejandra Ramirez, Irving HS
  • 6th (Scholastic) – Nicole Medero, Nimitz HS
  • 5th (Honors) – Anders Chavez, Irving HS
  • 5th (Scholastic) – Cae Mbugua, MacArthur HS

Social Studies:

  • 4th (Scholastic) – Kimberly Atayde, Singley Academy
  • 4th (Honors) – Anders Chavez, Irving HS
  • 6th (Scholastic) – Cae Mbugua, MacArthur HS


  • 6th (Varsity) – Yareli Castro, Nimitz HS
  • 6th (Varsity) – Fernando Solis, MacArthur HS

The next competition will be the Intracity Meet, scheduled to take place at the Irving ISD Administration Building on December 5.

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