St. Martin of Tours School Took 8th place over all at the 2016 Junior High Academic Decathlon in Long Beach. SMT students placed 4th in Logic. The event drew several thousand people from all over Southern California, with over a thousand students from about 115 Catholic grade schools competing for honors in rigorous academic events.
The Academic Junior High Decathlon is a competition for students in grades 6-8. There are ten events. Two are collaborative team efforts – a logic quiz with 20 rigorous thinking problems, and a super quiz with 50 multiple choice questions on five broad academic themes. The remaining eight events test individual knowledge of the Roman Catholic doctrine, English, Literature, Science, Mathematics, Current Events, Social Studies, and Fine Arts (Art and Music). Awards are given for individual and team performance, and the winning school team from each geographic diocese competes in a state championship the first Saturday of May each year.