Another school year is upon us and parents and teachers and students are getting ready for football, tests, collegeprep courses, etc. There is another group of students silently gearing up for a marathon challenge. They are participants in Academic Decathlon.
With incredible determination and effort, these kids have put Stanislaus County on the academic map. Three teams from Stanislaus County last year were among the best in the state — Oakdale, Beyer and Waterford high schools.
You go kids! We're proud of you and behind you every step of the way.
JOHN M. GILBERT