Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

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Whitney M. Young Magnet High School
Whitney M. Young Magnet High School logo
School Founded 1975
Team Established
History
City Chicago, Illinois
Team Colors Orange and Blue
Principal Joyce Kenner
Head Coach Julienne Au
Associate/Other Head Coach(es) Michael Stevenson
National Championships None
State Championships 32 (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Regional/County Championships 31 (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Region/County Location Chicago Public Schools
Highest Finish Second in National Finals (Three Times)
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Whitney M. Young Magnet HS

211 S. Laflin St.

Chicago IL, 60607

Website: http://wyoung.org/acad_decathlon.jsp

The Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Academic Decathlon Team is a force to be reckoned with in the State of Illinois. They have won 32 of 33 State Championships from 1986 to 2018, and when asked about that year, they often reply with "we don't like to talk about that." The team has been under the leadership of Julienne Au and Michael "Steezy" Stevenson since 2015, leading to continued success at the State Competition and National Competition, where they won third in Division I every year from 2015 to 2018.

While the team is not hitting the binder, they are often found in their school's gym working on their basketball plays. The team prides themselves on their basketball skills, as it builds chemistry and provides an outlet from studying. Perhaps the Dolphins' greatest accomplishment lies in their creation of the Undecathlon with the addition of basketball to the ten event repertoire. Whitney M. Young High School holds both Chicago Public Schools Academic Decathlon Regional Basketball Competition titles, having vanquished their north side perennial rivals for two years in a row.

They are typically found at the outdoor basketball courts wherever Nationals is held, looking to challenge other schools to a game of hoops.

Academic Decathlon Performance Chart[edit]

Year Regionals Score Regionals Rank State Score State Rank Nationals Score Nationals Rank
2018 45,691.3 1 47,943.3 1 47,806.1 4
2017 45,505.1 1 46,211.5 1 47,509.4 4
2016 48,349.1 1 47,667.7 1 48,890.1 4
2015 47,829.0 1 46,983.4 1 48,434.4 4
2014 ? 1 44,424 1 47,417.6 5
2013 ? 1 ? 1 46,701.9 7
2012 ? 1 41,578 1 49,736.5 2
2011 46,886 1 45,980 1 46,880.4 4
2010 48,468 1 48,292 1 47,269.7 3
2009 46,351 1 42,565* 1 47,491.5 5
2008 47,318 1 49,735 1 50,053.6 5
2007 47,977 1 48,496 1 50,828.8 2
2006 46,700 1 45,409 1 46,785 4
2005 ? 1 1 1 45,091.8 5
2004 ? 2 45,900 1 47,823.6 4
2003 ? 1 ? 2 DNC DNC
2002 ? 1 ? 1 46,460 3
2001 ? 1 ? 1 44,963 3
2000 ? 1 47,695 1 48,776 4
1999 ? 1 ? 1 47,559 4
1998 ? 1 ? 1 47,448 5
1997 ? 1 ? 1 47,970 3
1996 ? 1 ? 1 44,805 8
1995 ? 1 ? 1 48,075 2

(*) There was no interview this year, due to poor organization.

Record Board[edit]

Overall Team: 2007 Nationals - 50,828.8

Overall Honors: Isabel Salovaara, 2008 Regionals - 9,300

Overall Scholastic: Unknown

Overall Varsity: Unknown