The finale for the Waukesha West
High School Academic Decathlonıs
team ended with a second overall place finish for it and with two
members breaking national records with their individual scores.
a total score of 53,096 Waukesha West finished behind first place
team coach, said.
winner, Moorpark from
, which had a score of 53,119.
The difference was only 23 points or about one question, Duane
Blonski and David Haughney, both West seniors, broke national
place finish was bittersweet because the team was really hoping to
individual records. Blonski scored 9,321 and Haughney scored 9,300.
Stein said in a phone interview Saturday from
that the second
Stein remained proud of his team members.
kids just did marvelously and I canıt tell you how proud of them I
was clearly in a good mood as he joked about Westıs influence on
were the minor little earthquake from
and we shook them up,'' he
nine person team of West juniors and seniors took 30 individual
the two-day Academic Decathlon which tests students on art,
literature, math, social science and Super Quiz. Stein said the
team members took 11 bronze, 10 silver and nine gold individual
rattled them and it was great'' Stein said.''Waukesha,
proud of these kids and for what they accomplished and how they
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