The Academic Decathlon team from John Marshall High School held a fundraiser and honored its Hall of Fame members on August 13 at Taix Restaurant. The Decathlon is a nation-wide competition in ten academic areas. Marshall has been one of the top five Los Angeles teams for the last eleven years, a City record! In fact the competition in LAUSD is so competitive that the State started inviting “wild cards” to the state finals. Marshall has gone to nine state finals and won the national championship twice, in 1987 and in 1995. The Hall of Fame honors team members who score more than 8,000 points, a nearly impossible achievement. In the last twenty years 34 students have qualified for the Hall of Fame.
LFIA has been supporting our local schools since the 1920s when we lobbied the school district to build a high school for our community and Marshall was constructed. This year LFIA is pleased to support the 2007-2008 Academic Decathlon team with a check for $1,000.