FORT BEND ISD (March 18, 2019) – The Dulles High School (DHS) Academic Decathlon team earned its third straight title, capturing the 6A title in the Texas Academic Decathlon held in San Antonio over Spring Break. The team was also named the overall state winner, the first time since 1987.


The team scored 53,202.2 points, setting a new Texas record for the Academic Decathlon; this also is the 14th highest point total in the nation’s history of the competition.


The DHS Academic Decathlon team includes:


Lana Haffar

Logan House – Named 1st overall in the Varsity Division

Olivia Jackson – Earned a perfect score in Speech; Named 3rd overall in the Scholastic Division

Ali Abi Nassif

Simon Sanchez-Paiva – Earned a perfect score in Art; Named 1st overall in the Scholastic Division

Ethan Sollenberger – Earned a perfect score in Math

Davis Varghese – Earned a perfect score in Interview and Speech; Named 2nd overall in the Varsity Division

Robert Yang – Earned a perfect score in Interview

Sophie Yangyi – Earned a perfect score in Art


Coach Andrew Hartman was also named the 2019 Coach of the Year after being nominated by his co-coach Kelsey Halfen.


The team will compete next in the United States Academic Decathlon competition, to be held April 25-27 in Bloomington, Minnesota.

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