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April 16, 1997 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Armed with overstuffed boxes of study sheets and buoyed by the cheers of classmates, the whiz kids from Woodland Hills' El Camino Real High School on Tuesday boarded a bus bound for Utah and the chance to be national Academic Decathlon champs. "I'm more or less freaking out right now," said team member Steve Chae. "I think we're ready; it just comes down to who's the better team."
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February 1, 2014 | By The Times Staff
El Camino Real Charter High School won the Los Angeles Unified School District's “Super Quiz” competition Saturday, beating 58 other high school teams in the Academic Decathlon's final event. The Marshall High School team took second place and the reigning national, state and LAUSD decathlon champion, Granada Hills Charter High School, placed third. The El Camino charter team scored 63 out of a possible 72 points in the game show-style contest, in which students have seven seconds to answer multiple-choice questions on a variety of subjects.
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April 19, 1997 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a close race between tournament powerhouses, El Camino Real High School of Woodland Hills tied for second place Friday in the U.S. Academic Decathlon Super Quiz, finishing just behind a fierce Texas squad in the rowdy game-show-like event. El Camino's team correctly answered 39 out of 45 questions, tying with Illinois and narrowly edged out by Texas, which correctly answered 41 questions in its fight to capture that state's second straight national decathlon title.
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February 3, 2008 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
North Hollywood and El Camino Real high schools tied for first place Saturday in the Super Quiz portion of the local Academic Decathlon, each scoring 56 out of a possible 60 points in the grueling contest. The two schools, perennial powerhouses in the prestigious competition, were among 64 entered in the L.A. Unified School District's Super Quiz event, which was held at UCLA. El Camino, in Woodland Hills, is the reigning national champ in the Academic Decathlon.
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April 22, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
El Camino Real High School threw a raucous rally for its national champion Academic Decathlon team, toasting the eight brainy seniors for bringing home the school's third national title in seven years. "You really make this district proud," Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. Roy Romer told the team, which shared an outdoor stage with cheerleaders, the school band and the mountain of medals and trophies it had earned.
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June 7, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Athletes from El Camino Real High School's city championship teams in baseball and softball were honored Friday by Laura Chick and her City Council colleagues. The boys' baseball team defeated Banning High, 13-11, on May 28 at Dodger Stadium to capture the City Section 4-A Division title. The girls' softball team won the City Section 4-A Division softball championship with a 2-1 victory over Kennedy High on May 27 at UCLA.
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April 28, 1996
They probably weren't expecting a lesson in the capriciousness of world history. But it's safe to say that nine students from the San Fernando Valley's El Camino Real High School probably have a much better appreciation for the likes of former presidents George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev. Bush was respected abroad and sunk by a moribund economy at home. Overseas, Gorbachev was a genius. At home, he was the fellow who was given the helm of the Titanic, after it hit the iceberg.
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April 12, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
Students from El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, vying for the national academic decathlon championship, beat out 47 teams Saturday to claim top honors in the Super Quiz, a pressure-packed College Bowl-style event. "I am so relieved," said Mark Johnson, one of El Camino's coaches, looking happy but nearly faint after watching his charges rack up 27 correct answers out of 30. "I thought I was going to die."
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April 2, 1999 | Crystal Carreon, (714) 966-7835
For the second year in a row, El Camino Real High School has partnered with the city's AIDS support group, People With AIDS and Others, to promote AIDS awareness. Sophomores and juniors are putting together panels for the national AIDS Memorial Quilt in Washington; the panels will feature the names of Orange County residents who have died of the disease.
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March 12, 1996
The winners of the California Academic Decathlon were feted Monday by hundreds of their peers who showered them with cheers, praise and admiration for beating out 41 schools last weekend.
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May 2, 2007 | Nancy Wride, Times Staff Writer
The El Camino Real High School students who won the U.S. Academic Decathlon on Saturday in Honolulu returned Tuesday to Los Angeles International Airport, where they were serenaded in baggage claims by their school's marching band. Wearing medals instead of leis, the eight-member team from Woodland Hills was greeted about 4 p.m. by two dozen band members who performed their school's fight song, then Queen's "We Are the Champions."
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March 19, 2007 | Angie Green, Times Staff Writer
It wasn't a sports decathlon, but you wouldn't have known it. Parents shook pompoms, coaches tried to remain calm and student competitors nervously clasped hands. And then El Camino Real High School was announced the winner of the California Academic Decathlon on Sunday before 1,000 spectators at the LAX Marriott hotel. "We were pretty much crushing each other's hands the last 20 minutes," said Shengya Cao, 17, a senior at El Camino in Woodland Hills.
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April 10, 2005 | Eric Sondheimer;Karl Peterson;Lauren Peterson, From Times Staff Reports
A Chatsworth tournament baseball game between Woodland Hills El Camino Real and Sun Valley Poly was halted in the fourth inning Saturday after the father of an El Camino Real player went into the Poly dugout and got into a scuffle with two coaches at El Camino Real High, according to a report filed by umpires. The incident started after the El Camino Real player was hit by a pitch. He alleged it was intentional and that a racial slur had been made.
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April 22, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
El Camino Real High School threw a raucous rally for its national champion Academic Decathlon team, toasting the eight brainy seniors for bringing home the school's third national title in seven years. "You really make this district proud," Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. Roy Romer told the team, which shared an outdoor stage with cheerleaders, the school band and the mountain of medals and trophies it had earned.
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April 22, 2004 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
El Camino Real High School threw a raucous pep rally Wednesday for its national champion Academic Decathlon team, toasting the eight brainy seniors for bringing home the school's third national title in seven years. "You really make this district proud," Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. Roy Romer told the team, which shared an outdoor stage with cheerleaders, the school band and the mountain of medals and trophies it had earned.
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March 17, 2004 | Regine Labossiere, Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of students and teachers gathered in El Camino Real High School's courtyard Tuesday morning to celebrate their Academic Decathlon team's state championship and cheer the squad on for the national competition next month. Last weekend, the El Camino Real team beat 49 other California schools in the state championship in Sacramento. At the pep rally on the Woodland Hills campus, team member Cassidy Ellis said she was practically speechless with joy.
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March 10, 1996
El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills placed second to an Orange County team Saturday in the public portion of the high-stakes Super Quiz competition at the California Academic Decathlon. The victory establishes Laguna Hills High School as a strong contender to win the entire tournament today, when point totals from all 10 events are tallied and announced at an awards ceremony. "We didn't see them coming," said Matthew Backes from El Camino.
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September 15, 1993 | SUSAN BYRNES
In an attempt to present a human face to the student vandals who deface their property, nearly a dozen neighbors of El Camino Real High School have begun standing on street corners behind the school, introducing themselves to students on their way to class. "Our intention is that we are non-confrontational," said group member Judy Fischer, wearing the blue El Camino Real High School baseball uniform hat. "We want to be a physical presence so we can have good relations with the students."
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