Granada Hills Charter High School won the 2019 California Academic Decathlon in Sacramento Sunday, regaining the title they have now won seven of the last nine years, but lost last year to El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills.

Granada Hills will now shoot for its seventh national title at the U.S. Academic Decathlon in Bloomington, Minnesota, from April 25-27.

El Camino Real finished second.

School officials announced that a welcome-back breakfast reception will be held at 8 a.m. Monday for family, teachers, and other supporters on the school’s campus at 10535 Zelzah Ave.

This year’s state competition was themed “The 1960s: A Transformational Decade.”

“We’re thrilled that our 2019 team is carrying on Granada Hills Charter’s tradition of dedication, teamwork and perseverance,” said Brian Bauer, executive director of Granada Hills Charter. “The Academic Decathlon is always a challenging event that presents students with unexpected hurdles, and this year’s team responded by studying and working as hard as possible. Throughout their studies and competitions, they have shown real character and unity as a team. We all wish them the best of luck in Minnesota.”

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