Saturday it’s Romoland. April in Minnesota?
Great Oak High School and Winchester-based Temecula Preparatory School take the first steps Saturday in what could be a long season of academic competition.
They will compete with 17 other schools in the 30th annual Riverside County Academic Decathlon, organizers said Wednesday.
The ultimate goal: U.S. Academic Decathlon in Minneapolis in late April.
The local competition—hosted by the Riverside County Office of Education—will bring 180 students together Saturday at Heritage High School in Romoland. Students will compete in essay writing and speeches and be interviewed by judges.
The competition will continue Saturday, Feb. 2, when the students will take seven written tests and finish the day in the Super Quiz competition.
That competition, open to the public, begins at 2 p.m.