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Illinois State Records Page
Highest Nationals Ranking: 2nd (2012, 2007, 1995, Whitney M. Young Magnet High School)
Most Recent State Champion: Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, Coach David Bell
Previous National Wins: None




State History - Illinois Academic Decathlon, 1985 - present[edit]

Year State Champion State Score Rank at Nationals Score at Nationals Coaching
2018 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 47,943.3 4th of 72 teams 47,806.1 Julienne Au
2017 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 46,211.5 4th of 51 teams 47,509.4 Julienne Au
2016 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 47,667.7 4th of 48 teams 48,890.1 Julienne Au
2015 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 46,983.4 4 48,434.4 Julienne Au
2014 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 44,424 5 47,417.6 David Bell
2013 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School ? 7 46,701.9 David Bell
2012 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 41,5781 2 49,736.5 Elizabeth Pedziwiatr and David Bell
2011 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 45,980 4 46,880.4 Brian Tennison
2010 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 48,292 3 47,269.7 Brian Tennison
2009 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 42,5652 5 47,491.5 Brian Tennison
2008 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 49,735 5 50,053.6 Brian Tennison
2007 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 48,496 2 50,828.8 Brian Tennison
2006 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 45,409 4 46,785 Brian Tennison
2005 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Unknown 5 45,091.8 Brian Tennison
2004 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 45,900 5 47,823.6 Brian Tennison
2003 Northside College Preparatory High School 44,183 7 43,502.6 Unknown
2002 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Unknown 3 46,460 Dagny Bloland
2001 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 45,452 3 44,963 Brian Tennison and Susanne McCannon
2000 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 47,695 4 48,776 Brian Tennison and Susanne McCannon
1999 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Unknown 4 47,559 Brian Tennison and Susanne McCannon
1998 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Unknown 5 47,448 Brian Tennison and Susanne McCannon
1997 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Unknown 3 47,970 Brian Tennison and Susanne McCannon
1996 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Unknown 8 44,805 Brian Tennison
1995 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School3 Unknown 2 48,075 Larry Minkoff
1994 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Unknown 5 45,846 Larry Minkoff
1993 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Unknown 4 43,089 Larry Minkoff
1992 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 48,908 3 48,500 Larry Minkoff
1991 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Unknown 3 47,231 Larry Minkoff
1990 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Unknown 8 42,972 Larry Minkoff
1989 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Unknown 10 40,757 Larry Minkoff
1988 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Unknown 9 39,748 Larry Minkoff
1987 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Unknown 8 40,486 Larry Minkoff
1986 Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Unknown 20 Unknown Larry Minkoff
1985 Lake Forest High School Unknown 12 Unknown Unknown

1 The 2012 state competition was missing Interview.

2 There was no Interview at the 2009 state competition, due to poor organization.

3 This was the year of the Steinmetz cheating scandal.The New York Times article - April 13, 1995

State Titles Summary[edit]

School # of Titles Year(s) of procurement
Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 32 1986-2002, 2004-2018
Northside College Preparatory High School 1 2003
Lake Forest High School 1 1985

Illinois Top Individual Scores[edit]

Place Name School Competition Score
1 Isabel Salovaara Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 2008 City 9,300
2 Jonathon Marek Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 2016 Nationals 9,229.7
3 Joshua Tabuena Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 2017 Nationals 9,197.4
4 Biyang Wang Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 2009 Nationals 9,157
5 Tim You Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 2015 Nationals 9,111.7
6 Andrew Miller Northside College Preparatory High School 2004 State 9,080
7 Joseph Slowik Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 2000 Nationals 8,917
8 Megan Wachspress Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 2002 State 8,910
9 Andrew Miller Northside College Preparatory High School 2005 City 8,890
10 (tie) Tim You Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 2014 State 8,800
10 (tie) Unknown Whitney M. Young Magnet High School 1991 State 8,800