El Camino Real High celebrates national Academic Decathlon title

The 2010 Academic Decathlon champions from El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, Calif.
The 2010 Academic Decathlon champions from El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, Calif. ecrhs.net

El Camino Real High School of Woodland Hills welcomed its academic decathlon team back to school on Monday. The team won a record sixth national title over the weekend in Omaha, Nebraska.

The El Camino Real decathletes scored scored 49,951.7 points out of 60,000 possible.

The team included senior Michael Walker. He was the first African-American to compete on El Camino Real's Academic Decathlon team.

"It means a lot to me personally obviously as the first African-American," said Walker. "Hopefully I can start a trend of African-Americans students at our school trying out for the team."

Walker said a couple of African American students are showing interest in joining the team next year.

(Audio: KPCC's Alex Cohen spoke with El Camino senior Michael Walker, a member of the Academic Decathlon team that won the national title over the weekend.

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