I am disappointed in the lack of press given to the Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon on Feb 2. The Bee printed a very small article about the large event. I find it appalling that you would only give a paragraph about such a great program.
Twelve high schools competed in tests on art, mathematics, English and literature, social science, science, music, essay writing, speech and interviewing skills. These students read-studied "Doctor Zhivago" over the summer and then studied very hard on topics related to Russia during the school year. They have three divisions based on grade-point averages.
I have seen front page news about Denair High's low test scores and the district's financial difficulty, but only a small paragraph on Denair High coming in first in the small schools division. These students worked very hard and deserve more press.