Little Elm High School

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Little Elm High School
Little Elm High School logo
School Founded
Team Established 2005, 2016
History
City Little Elm, Texas
Team Colors Navy and Gold
Principal Renee Pentecost
Head Coach Kelly Shackelton
Associate/Other Head Coach(es) Jason Hiller, Jessi Vericker
National Championships None
State Championships None
Regional/County Championships 1 (2016)
Region/County Location Region IV (2016), Region VIII (2017)
Highest Finish 45,699.6 5th (2018)
School Website http://www.littleelmisd.net/

School Profile[edit]

Little Elm High School is a public high school located in the city of Little Elm, Texas, United States and classified as a 5A school by the University Interscholastic League (UIL). It is a part of the Little Elm Independent School District located in east central Denton County. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency. -Wikipedia


Team History[edit]

Little Elm's Academic Decathlon program was founded during the 2005-2006 season. They competed in the small school competition in Region XII, where they placed 4th overall, qualifying them for state. There, the team fielded a little over 26,000 points, placing them in 15th place. The team had another run until the end of the 2006-2007 season, when it was disbanded until its resurrection in the 2015. Sean Duffey, previously the assistant coach at South Garland High School, and Julie Brown, previously the coach at Aubrey High School, built a new team from scratch and won first place in the Region IV competition with a score of 42,000, breaking the streak of a team that has won their regional competition for the last 7 years. Duffey and his team would later go on to state, fielding a score of 45,422.7 points and placing 6th overall in the Medium School Category. Duffey, after three years of hard work, decided to for fill his dream and moved to Colorado. He has left the team in the hands of Mrs. Kelly Shackelton, Jason Hiller, and Jessi Vericker.


Team Finishes[edit]

Year Division Regionals Score Regionals Rank State Score State Rank
2018 Medium 44,297.8 4 45,699.6 5
2017 Medium 45,444.1 3 45,801.1 6
2016 Medium 42,267.1 1 45,422.7 6
2007- 2015 - DNC DNC DNC DNC
2006 Small 27,529 5 27,266.7 12
2005 Small Unknown 4 26,054.1 15

Individual State Scores[edit]

Updated as of 2018.

Honors[edit]

Rank Student Year Score
1 Diego Raygoza 2018 8,387.1
2 Daniel Cardenas 2017 8,301.9
3 Joshua Arrojado 2017 8,103.3
4 Ryan Wong 2017 8,021.7
5 Melodie Malithong 2018 7,931.0

Scholastic[edit]

Rank Student Year Score
1 Jake "Paul" Mooney 2017 8,117.0
2 Jake "Paul" Mooney 2016 8,004.7
3 Cesar Guerrero 2018 7,466.1
4 Dennis Mills 2018 7,453.4
5 Nabihah Shah 2017 7,219.9

Varsity[edit]

Rank Student Year Score
1 James Cope 2016 7,589.0
2 Katy Laitinen 2018 7,487.0
3 Tessa Castellow 2016 7,349.7
4 Trevor Jackson 2017 7,047.6
5 Matthew Musteen 2017 7,011.4

Overall Objective Scores[edit]

Honors
Rank Student Year Score
1 Daniel Cardenas 2017 6,142.9
2 Diego Raygoza 2018 5,877.1
3 Joshua Arrojado 2017 5,788.6
4 Melodie Malithong 2018 5,520.0
5 Ryan Wong 2017 5,431.4
Scholastic
Rank Student Year Score
1 Jake Mooney 2017 5,525.7
2 Jake Mooney 2016 5,451.4
3 Dennis Mills 2018 5,051.4
4 Cesar Guerrero 2018 4,897.1
5 Mirna Ordonez 2018 4,868.6
Varsity
Rank Student Year Score
1 Katy Laitinen 2018 4,920.0
2 James Cope 2016 4,911.5
3 Tessa Castellow 2016 4,891.4
4 Britney Meighen 2018 4,680.0
5 Trevor Jackson 2017 4,474.2

Individual Objective Scores[edit]

Social Science[edit]

Honors
Rank Student Year Score
1 Melodie Malithong 2018 940
2 Melissa Chitakunye 2018 900
3 Josh Arrojado 2017 860
4 Daniel Cardenas 2017 840
4 Diego Raygoza 2018 840
5 Emily Garcia 2016 740
Scholastic
Rank Student Year Score
1 Dennis Mills 2018 780
2 Jake Mooney 2017 760
2 Mirna Ordonez 2018 760
3 Cesar Guerrero 2018 660
4 Jake Mooney 2016 520
4 Nabihah Shah 2017 520
5 Tinashe Gandhle 2016 500
5 Daniel Larin 2017 500
Varsity
Rank Student Year Score
1 Katy Laitinen 2018 880
2 James Cope 2016 800
3 Britney Meighen 2018 700
4 Matthew Musteen 2017 680
5 Tessa Castellow 2016 660

Economics[edit]

Honors
Rank Student Year Score
1 Daniel Cardenas 2017 940
2 Emily Garcia 2016 880
2 Josh Arrojado 2017 880
3 Ryan Wong 2016 840
3 Elanna Merrill 2016 840
3 Ryan Wong 2017 840
4 Diego Raygoza 2018 780
5 Melissa Chitakunye 2018 680
Scholastic
Rank Student Year Score
1 Jake Mooney 2016 940
1 Blake Warner 2016 940
2 Jake Mooney 2017 880
3 Daniel Larin 2017 840
4 Nabihah Shah 2017 740
5 Tinashe Gandhle 2016 620
Varsity
Rank Student Year Score
1 Tessa Castellow 2016 860
2 James Cope 2016 840
3 Matthew Musteen 2016 820
4 Trevor Jackson 2017 760
5 Matthew Musteen 2017 740
5 Joshua Kint 2017 740

Art[edit]

Honors
Rank Student Year Score
1 Ryan Wong 2017 920
2 Josh Arrojado 2017 880
2 Melissa Chitakunye 2018 880
3 Diego Raygoza 2018 820
3 Melodie Malithong 2018 820
4 Daniel Cardenas 2017 760
5 Emily Garcia 2016 640
5 Ryan Wong 2016 640
Scholastic
Rank Student Year Score
1 Jake Mooney 2017 800
1 Dennis Mills 2018 800
2 Nabihah Shah 2017 720
2 Mirna Ordonez 2018 720
3 Jake Mooney 2016 680
4 Cesar Guerrero 2018 660
5 Blake Warner 2016 600
Varsity
Rank Student Year Score
1 Matthew Musteen 2017 700
1 Joshua Kint 2017 700
2 Tessa Castellow 2016 680
3 Katy Laitinen 2018 640
4 James Cope 2016 560
4 Britney Meighen 2018 560
5 Trevor Jackson 2017 540

Music[edit]

Honors
Rank Student Year Score
1 Daniel Cardenas 2017 900
2 Diego Raygoza 2018 860
3 Josh Arrojado 2017 820
4 Ryan Wong 2017 780
5 Melodie Malithong 2018 760
Scholastic
Rank Student Year Score
1 Cesar Guerrero 2018 800
2 Dennis Mills 2018 740
3 Jake Mooney 2016 720
3 Daniel Larin 2017 720
3 Nabihah Shah 2017 720
3 Mirna Ordonez 2018 720
4 Jake Mooney 2017 680
5 Unknown 2006 480
Varsity
Rank Student Year Score
1 Britney Meighen 2018 780
2 Katy Laitinen 2018 720
3 Trevor Jackson 2017 700
4 Joshua Kint 2017 640
5 James Cope 2016 600
5 Joseph Startz 2018 600

Literature[edit]

Honors
Rank Student Year Score
1 Diego Raygoza 2018 900
2 Melissa Chitakunye 2018 860
3 Emily Garcia 2016 840
3 Melodie Malithong 2018 840
4 Ryan Wong 2016 800
5 Elanna Merrill 2016 740
Scholastic
Rank Student Year Score
1 Jake Mooney 2016 840
2 Cesar Guerrero 2018 820
3 Blake Warner 2016 780
3 Mirna Ordonez 2018 780
4 Dennis Mills 2018 680
5 Tinashe Gandhle 2016 640
Varsity
Rank Student Year Score
1 Britney Meighen 2018 820
2 Katy Laitinen 2018 780
3 Tessa Castellow 2016 760
4 James Cope 2016 660
5 Joseph Startz 2018 620

Science[edit]

Honors
Rank Student Year Score
1 Ryan Wong 2016 880
1 Emily Garcia 2016 880
2 Elanna Merril 2016 840
3 Diego Raygoza 2018 820
4 Melodie Malithong 2018 760
5 Melissa Chitakunye 2018 680
Scholastic
Rank Student Year Score
1 Jake Mooney 2016 980
2 Blake Warner 2016 960
3 Cesar Guerrero 2018 700
4 Tinashe Gandhle 2016 680
4 Dennis Mills 2018 680
5 Mirna Ordonez 2018 660
Varsity
Rank Student Year Score
1 James Cope 2016 880
2 Tessa Castellow 2016 860
3 Matthew Musteen 2016 820
4 Katy Laitinen 2018 780
5 Britney Meighen 2018 720

Mathematics[edit]

Honors
Rank Student Year Score
1 Diego Raygoza 2018 857.1
2 Melodie Malithong 2018 800.0
3 Ryan Wong 2016 657.1
3 Melissa Chitakunye 2018 657.1
4 Holly Roby 2005 440.0
5 Elanna Merrill 2016 428.6
5 Emily Garcia 2016 428.6
Scholastic
Rank Student Year Score
1 Jake Mooney 2016 771.4
1 Dennis Mills 2018 771.4
2 Cesar Guerrero 2018 657.1
3 Blake Warner 2016 628.6
3 Mirna Ordonez 2018 628.6
4 Unknown 2006 457.1
Varsity
Rank Student Year Score
1 Joseph Startz 2018 657.1
2 Katy Laitinen 2018 600.0
2 Britney Meighen 2018 600.0
3 James Cope 2016 571.4
3 Tessa Castellow 2016 571.4
4 Ryan Fisher 2005 320.0
5 Unknown 2006 314.3
5 Matthew Musteen 2016 314.3


Overall Subjective Scores[edit]

Honors
Rank Student Year Score
1 Ryan Wong 2016 2,687.0
2 Ryan Wong 2017 2,590.3
3 Elanna Merrill 2016 2,510.0
3 Diego Raygoza 2018 2,510.0
4 Emily Garcia 2016 2,462.0
5 Melodie Malithong 2018 2,411.0
Scholastic
Rank Student Year Score
1 Jake Mooney 2017 2,591.3
2 Cesar Guerrero 2018 2,569.0
3 Jake Mooney 2016 2,553.3
4 Daniel Larin 2017 2,551.0
5 Blake Warner 2016 2,548.0
Varsity
Rank Student Year Score
1 James Cope 2016 2,677.6
2 Matthew Musteen 2017 2,580.0
3 Trevor Jackson 2017 2,573.4
4 Katy Laitinen 2018 2,567.0
5 Joshua Kint 2017 2,512.7

Individual Subjective Scores[edit]

Speech[edit]

Honors
Rank Student Year Score
1 Diego Raygoza 2018 925.0
2 Melodie Malithong 2018 900.0
3 Elanna Merrill 2016 883.3
4 Ryan Wong 2016 853.3
5 Emily Garcia 2016 836.7
Scholastic
Rank Student Year Score
1 Cesar Guerrero 2018 945.0
2 Tinashe Gandhle 2016 940.0
3 Dennis Mills 2018 915.0
4 Blake Warner 2016 906.7
5 Blanca Ramirez 2005 806.7
Varsity
Rank Student Year Score
1 Joseph Startz 2018 955.0
2 James Cope 2016 913.3
3 Katy Laitinen 2018 880.0
4 Britney Meighen 2018 855.0
5 Matthew Musteen 2016 800.0

Interview[edit]

Honors
Rank Student Year Score
1 Melissa Chitakunye 2018 990.0
2 Ryan Wong 2016 946.7
3 Diego Raygoza 2018 930.0
4 Jacob Brennecke 2005 916.7
5 Holly Roby 2005 910.0
Scholastic
Rank Student Year Score
1 Jake Mooney 2016 980.0
2 Blake Warner 2016 973.3
3 Unknown 2006 900.0
4 Cesar Guerrero 2018 720.0
5 Mirna Ordonez 2018 700.0
Varsity
Rank Student Year Score
1 Tessa Castellow 2016 973.3
2 James Cope 2016 943.3
3 Katy Laitinen 2018 890.0
4 Matthew Musteen 2016 850.0
5 Joseph Startz 2018 780.0

Essay[edit]

Honors
Rank Student Year Score
1 Ryan Wong 2016 887
2 Elanna Merril 2016 750
3 Emily Garcia 2016 742
4 Diego Raygoza 2018 655
5 Melodie Malithong 2018 641
Scholastic
Rank Student Year Score
1 Mirna Ordonez 2018 914
2 Cesar Guerrero 2018 904
3 Dennis Mills 2018 817
4 Jake Mooney 2016 770
5 Blanca Ramirez 2005 688
Varsity
Rank Student Year Score
1 James Cope 2016 821
2 Katy Laitinen 2018 797
3 Tessa Castellow 2016 775
4 Britney Meighen 2018 730
5 Sam Roberts 2005 725