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CDO Academic Decathlon team seeks state title
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, This weekend, March 6 and 7, CDO's Academic Decathlon squad will compete for top honors at the state tournament.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Calculus teacher Chris Yetman has coached the CDO Academic Decathlon team since the 1999-2000 school year.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, For the last eight years, the CDO team has won the Southern Arizona regional competition. This year's group won the Jan. 31 regional in smashing fashion, in fact, posting a state-high score of 46,965.6 points, out of 60,000 possible. "Despite all this hardware," coach Chris Yetman said on a recent Thursday afternoon, motioning to several trophies, "it's only the second time that's happened to us."
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Senior Marie Clymer spend a recent Thursday afternoon studying for the Canyon Del Oro High School Academic Decathlon team's attempt at a state title on March 6 and 7.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, The Canyon Del Oro High School Academic Decathlon team includes: (clockwise, from left to right) Jordan Kurker-Mraz, Benjamin Ferell, Rush Moore, coach Chris Yetman, Ellie Strasser, Melinda Fraser, Jennifer Wendel, Taylor Cleland, Marie Clymer and Dylan Ousely.