State/Texas/2002

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The 2002 Texas Large School Championship was held in Wichita Falls from March 1st to 3rd.

Scoring Controversy[edit]

In 2002, the top four large school teams in Texas were separated by only 518 points. The Houston chronicle reported that "lost scores and computer snafus by decathlon officials" occurred at the competition, postponing the awards ceremony and causing confusion over the results. A Texas Academic Decathlon official testified that a competitor from J. Frank Dobie High School turned in his written Super Quiz scantron form to the proctor with the score card inside the testing booklet instead of on top of the booklet, as instructed by the proctors. His Super Quiz written score was disqualified and he received zero points. The competitor, however, testified that he "followed all procedures and placed his testing card on top of the testing booklet on his desk, leaving it for the proctor to pick up." http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2002_3531270

Dobie did not receive individual subject scores until all testing was completed; upon discovering the disqualification, the team demanded an internal audit of the TAD officials' actions, which the TAD complied with. Despite the audit's discovery that the missing written Super Quiz scored 495 out of 600, which would have placed Dobie ahead of Lubbock in score, Lubbock was awarded the State Championship. All competition materials from the state championship were subsequently destroyed per USAD rules; Dobie considered this destruction of evidence.

Dobie (located in Houston) went to a Houston judge, who ordered a rematch between the two schools to determine the State Champion. Lubbock went to a Lubbock-area judge, who declared Lubbock High School the rightful winner. When Lubbock refused to attend the rematch, the Houston judge declared J. Frank Dobie High School the State Champion. Finally, the Texas Supreme Court took up the case just days before the National Competition began. Lubbock claimed that there were also testing irregularities that penalized their team and matched or exceeded in point value what Dobie claimed it deserved.

The Texas Supreme Court ruled that the courts should not be involved in the administrative decisions of a private organization and overruled the Houston decision, clearing the way for Lubbock to compete at Nationals legally. By that time, both teams had already left Texas for Arizona and received the news shortly before Nationals began. J. Frank Dobie High School did not compete at Nationals.

Catherine Lee, a Lubbock decathlete, said of the incident, "It's been kind of surreal."

Media Coverage[edit]

Lubbock Online NPR Broadcast Irving ISD

Houston Chronicle Coverage:

03/23/2002: http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2002_3529864

03/28/2002: http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2002_3531270

03/30/2002: http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2002_3531937

04/03/2002: http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2002_3532895

04/04/2002: http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2002_3533289

04/05/2002: http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2002_3533676

04/09/2002: http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2002_3534648

04/10/2002: http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2002_3535116

04/11/2002: http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2002_3535349

04/12/2002: http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2002_3535830

04/15/2002: http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2002_3536431

04/16/2002: http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2002_3536600

07/08/2002: http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2002_3561283

08/13/2002: http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2002_3572148

Overall Team Scores[edit]

Large Schools[edit]

Rank Team ISD Score
1 Lubbock High School Lubbock 47,740
2 J. Frank Dobie High School Pasadena 47,381
3 Keller High School Keller 47,303
4 Nimitz High School Irving 47,222
5 James E. Taylor High School Katy 46,002
6 Plano Senior High School Plano 45,017
7 Martin High School Arlington 44,975
8 Clements High School Fort Bend 44,925
9 Plano East Senior High School Plano 44,777
10 Edward S. Marcus High School Lewisville 43,926
11 William Howard Taft High School Northside 43,689
12 Garland High School Garland 43,475
13 Richard King High School Corpus Christi 43,339
14 Duncanville High School Duncanville 42,918
15 Monterey High School Lubbock 42,891
16 Richardson High School Richardson 42,617
17 Creekview High School Carrolton-Farmers Branch 42,542
18 Arlington High School Arlington 42,497
19 Oliver Wendell Holmes High School Northside 42,452
20 Clear Creek High School Clear Creek 42,440
21 La Porte High School La Porte 42,217
22 Coronado High School Lubbock 41,916
23 Lamar High School Arlington 41,647
24 Fossil Ridge High School Keller 41,541
25 Katy High School Katy 41,018
26 Sandra Day O'Connor High School Northside 40,916
27 Pasadena High School Pasadena 40,623
28 Moody High School Corpus Christi 40,459
29 Klein High School Klein 39,813
30 Kempner High School Fort Bend 39,532
31 Rowlett High School Garland 39,431
32 Harlingen High School Harlingen 38,997
33 Deer Park High School Deer Park 38,667
34 Coronado High School El Paso 37,879
35 De Soto High School De Soto 37,605
36 Marshall High School Marshall 37,602
37 W.B. Ray High School Corpus Christi 37,363
38 Mansfield High School Mansfield 37,318
39 Bryan High School Bryan 37,011
40 Harlandale High School Harlandale 30,267

Medium Schools[edit]

Rank Team ISD Score
1 Friendswood High School Friendswood 47,250
2 New Caney High School New Caney 44,706
3 J. J. Pearce High School Richardson 43,441
4 Flour Bluff High School Flour Bluff 43,341
5 Frisco High School Frisco 40,296
6 Pine Tree High School Pine Tree 40,058
7 Uvalde High School Uvalde 37,378
8 Estacado High School Lubbock 37,222
9 Hillcrest High School Dallas 37,032
10 Alamo Heights High School Alamo Heights 36,980
11 Burges High School El Paso 36,750
12 Lamar High School Arlington 36,506
13 Montgomery High School Montgomery 36,467
14 Carroll High School Corpus Christi or Carroll 36,444
15 W.T. White High School Dallas 36,158
16 Alice High School Alice 36,156
17 Tivy High School Kerrville 36,011
18 Nederland High School Nederland 35,860
19 Waxahachie High School Waxahachie 34,995
20 Highland Park High School Highland Park 34,439
21 Luther Burbank High School San Antonio 33,517
22 San Marcos High School San Marcos 33,120
23 West Mesquite High School Mesquite 32,435
24 Santa Fe High School Santa Fe 32,179
25 Poteet High School Mesquite 30,464


Small Schools[edit]

Rank Team ISD Score
1 Taylor High School Taylor 38,940
2 Robert G. Cole High School Fort Sam Houston 34,942
3 Westwood High School Westwood 34,869
4 Sinton High School Sinton 33,717
5 Bandera High School Bandera 33,241
6 Stacey High School Lackland 33,045
7 Splendora High School Splendora 32,080
8 Huntington High School Huntington 31,830
9 Lago Vista High School Lago Vista 31,702
10 Somerset High School Somerset 31,401
11 Liberty High School Liberty 30,929
12 Hudson High School Hudson 30,336
13 Dalhart High School Dalhart 30,188
14 Randolph High School Randolph Field 29,607
15 Goliad High School Goliad 29,435
16 Denver City High School Denver City 27,569
17 Diboll High School Diboll 25,671
18 Aubrey High School Aubrey 24,954
19 Palacios High School Palacios 23,065
20 Cleveland High School Cleveland 22,572

Large School Individual Results[edit]

Honors[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1 Reza Mojtabaee-Zamani Keller 9,167
2 Grant Boroughs Keller 8,703
3 Ryan Navejar Moody 8,630
4 Unknown Clements 8,578
5 Patricia Peter Lubbock 8,523

Scholastic[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1 Melody Cole Chester W. Nimitz 8,423
2 Catherine Lee Lubbock 8,293
3 Unknown J. Frank Dobie 8,063
4 Unknown Unknown 7,963
5 Eric Miller Keller 7,940

Varsity[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1 Unknown J. Frank Dobie 8,200
2 Marco Hinojosa Taft 7,991
3 Unknown J. Frank Dobie 7,618
4 Jonathan Scott Larson Taft 7,574
5 Unknown Plano East 7,495
6 Christopher Haug Chester W. Nimitz 7,480

Art[edit]

Honors[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2 Reza Mojtabaee-Zamani Keller
3 Grant Boroughs Keller

Scholastic[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3

Varsity[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3

Economics[edit]

Honors[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1 Reza Mojtabaee-Zamani Keller
2
3

Scholastic[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3 Alan Taylor Keller

Varsity[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3

Essay[edit]

Honors[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3

Scholastic[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3 Rachel Carter Keller

Varsity[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3

Interview[edit]

Honors[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3 Reza Mojtabaee-Zamani Keller
3 Patrick Lan Keller

Scholastic[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1 Eric Miller Keller
2 Lam Huynh Marcus
3

Varsity[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3

Language and Literature[edit]

Honors[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3 Reza Mojtabaee-Zamani Keller

Scholastic[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3

Varsity[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3

Mathematics[edit]

Honors[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2 Reza Mojtabaee-Zamani Keller
3

Scholastic[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3 Rachel Carter Keller

Varsity[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3

Music[edit]

Honors[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1 Reza Mojtabaee-Zamani Keller
2 Patrick Lan Keller
3

Scholastic[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3

Varsity[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3

Science[edit]

Honors[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2 Grant Boroughs Keller
3

Scholastic[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3

Varsity[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3

Speech[edit]

Honors[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3 Grant Boroughs Keller

Scholastic[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1 Lam Huynh Marcus
2
3

Varsity[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3

Super Quiz[edit]

Honors[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1 Reza Mojtabaee-Zamani Keller
2
3

Scholastic[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3 Alan Taylor Keller

Varsity[edit]

Rank Student School Score
1
2
3