Celebration for Woodland Hills Braniacs

By Lorel Kane and Todd Reed
|  Monday, May 17, 2010  |  Updated 6:30 PM PDT
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Celebration for Woodland Hills Braniacs

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Thousands of people turned out Monday to honor and celebrate El Camino Real High School's sixth U.S. Academic Decathlon (USAD) championship.

Nine students from the high school in Woodland Hills competed in the national contest last month in Omaha, Neb., winning the battle of the brains on April 24.

The students from El Camino Real scored close to 50,000 points out of a possible 60,000 in multiple-choice quizzes on the French Revolution, the theme of this year's event.

The win marks the 11th title by a school in LAUSD and the 17th by a school from California.

USAD recently announced the four national academic decathlon competition winners, giving California three national champions and one second place champion. California remains the only state to participate and place in all four national competitions.

And the students at El Camino Real aren't taking much time to rest. Tryouts for next year's decathlon have already begun this week.

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