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Dulles High School Decathlon Team Earns Third Place in National Competition

(FORT BEND ISD)– Dulles High School’s Academic Decathlon team finished third in the 2023 United States Academic Decathlon National Championship, held last month in Frisco.


The team took home 30 individual medals and several individual awards, as it competed among the nation’s top teams. This is the fourth time Dulles has competed in the national competition.


Individually, three Dulles students earned national honors in their respective category.

Nora Gabriel earned a Gold Medal, or first place, in the Scholastic category, the first time a student from Texas has earned this honor since 2016. Jasmine Chou earned a Silver Medal in the Honors category and Ashley Dao earned a Bronze Medal in the Scholastic category.

Ashley Dao, Nora Gabriel and Audrey Hanan earned the Communication Award, given to the best Scholastic students in the combined events of Speech, Interview and Essay.


Emily Christman won the Frank Wurtzel Award, given to the best Varsity student in the combined events of Literature, Speech and Essay.


Jasmine Chou – 2nd Place in Honors category

  • Silver Medal in Music

  • Silver Medal in Art

  • Silver Medal in Economics

  • Silver Medal in Science

  • Silver Medal in Social Science

  • Bronze Medal in Math

  • Bronze Medal in Literature


Kyler Mitra – 6th Place in Honors category

  • Silver Medal in Economics

  • Bronze Medal in Interview

  • Bronze Medal in Speech


Ashley Dao – 3rd Place in Scholastic category

  • Gold Medal in Literature

  • Silver Medal in Essay

  • Silver Medal in Music

  • Silver Medal in Art

  • Bronze Medal in Science

  • Bronze Medal in Social Science


Nora Gabriel – 1st Place in Scholastic category

  • Gold Medal in Essay

  • Gold Medal in Art

  • Gold Medal in Economics

  • Silver Medal in Math

  • Bronze Medal in Music


Audrey Hanan – 6th Place in Scholastic category

  • Silver Medal in Economics

  • Bronze Medal in Essay

  • Bronze Medal in Art


Vienna Cheng – 5th Place in Varsity category

  • Gold Medal in Speech

  • Bronze Medal in Literature


Emily Christman – 8th Place in Varsity category

  • Gold Medal in Literature

  • Silver Medal in Speech


Athulya Nair – 11th Place in Varsity category

  • Gold Medal in Essay


Dulles’s Decathlon team is coached by Kelsey Halfen, Andrew Hartman, Mark Rosenbalm and Casey Johnston.


The Academic Decathlon is a 10-event competition comprised of: Language/Literature; Math; Science; Social Science; Art; Music; Economics; Essay; Interview; and Speech. Each year’s competition focuses on a single subject.





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