March 15, 2009 - Sacramento:
More than 500 competitors from 60 California high schools, with their coaches and parents, filled the cavernous Sacramento Memorial Auditorium for the last event in a grueling two-day match to select the brainiest team of high schoolers in the state.
Moorpark High School took top honors in the 30th Annual California Academic Decathlon on Monday, setting the stage for the reigning national champion team to defend its title next month. Moorpark High set a record last year for the highest score in the statewide competition.
El Camino Real High School placed second this year in the state competition.