South Pasadena High School

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South Pasadena High School
South Pasadena High School logo
School Founded 1906
Team Established 2012-13
History
City South Pasadena, California
Team Colors Black & Orange
Principal Janet Anderson
Head Coach Oliver Valcorza
Associate/Other Head Coach(es)
National Championships
State Championships 3rd (2015, 2018)
Regional/County Championships 1st at LACAD (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Region/County Location Los Angeles County
Highest Finish 3rd at California State Competition (2015, 2018)
School Website https://www.sphstigers.org/


South Pasadena High School, located in South Pasadena, California, fielded its first team in the 2013 competition year under the leadership of head coach Oliver Valcorza. After barely missing the cutoff for State competition, they came back the next year to take seventh in the entire state. In the years since, South Pasadena has fielded individuals at the national level on a consistent basis, sending a total of 14 team members to the competitions at Garden Grove CA, Anchorage AK, Madison WI, and Frisco TX, and garnering a total of 73 medals -- 14 bronze, 17 silver, and 42 gold.

South Pasadena High School

1401 Fremont Avenue

South Pasadena, CA 91030

(626) 441-5820

Fax: (626) 441-5825

Performance Chart[edit]

Performance Chart
Year Regionals Score Score + SQ Rank State Score Score + SQ Rank
2018 51,893.7 57,353.7 1 53,757,1 59,007.1 3
2017 51,050.0 56,450.0 1 51,920 N/A 5
2016 50,648.9 55,373.9 1 52,045.7 56,845.7 5
2015 50,397.5 54,897.5 1 50,792.9 55,592.9 3
2014 42,787.4 46,687.4 2 45,581.7 49,556.7 7
2013 38,441.8 41,441.8 10 DNC DNC DNC

Records[edit]

Overall Team: 2018 State - 59,007.1

Super Quiz Team: 2018 Regionals - 5,530

Highest-scoring Individual Decathlete: Steven Chin, 2018 Nationals - 9,360.0

Honors Individual: Steven Chin, 2018 Nationals - 9,360.0

Scholastic Individual: Thomas Sawano, 2018 Regionals - 9,267.4

Varsity Individual: Grace Goldman, 2018 State - 8,758.9

Art Individual: John Dullaghan, 2015 State; Thomas Sawano, 2017 Nationals; Steven Chin, 2018 Nationals - 980

Economics Individual: Adam Hamden, 2017 State and Nationals - 980

Essay Individual: Timothy An, 2017 State - 980

Interview Individual: Karen Hsueh, 2014 Regionals; John Dullaghan, 2014 and 2015 Regionals; Timothy An, 2016 State; Dexter Hawes, 2018 State - 1,000

Literature Individual: Steven Chin, 2018 Nationals - 1000

Math Individual: Elise Matsusaka, 2015 State; Anthony Chen, 2017 Regionals, 2016 and 2017 State; Adam Hamden, 2018 Regionals; Steven Chin, 2018 Nationals; Ryan Jeong, 2018 Regionals - 1,000

Music Individual: Elise Matsusaka, 2015 Regionals; Steven Chin, 2017 Online Nationals - 960

Social Science Individual: Dawson Galluzzi, 2017 State - 1000

Science Individual: John Dullaghan, 2015 State - 1,000

Speech Individual: Rebecca Bao, 2015 State; Timothy An, 2017 Nationals - 1,000