86R33494 ST-D
  By: Reynolds H.R. No. 1653
         WHEREAS, The academic decathlon team from Dulles High School
  in Sugar Land enjoyed great success during the 2019 United States
  Academic Decathlon Nationals competition in Bloomington,
  Minnesota, April 25-27; and
         WHEREAS, The academic decathlon program provides high school
  students with the opportunity to participate in rigorous
  competition and demonstrate their abilities in team activities that
  encompass disciplines such as math, science, language, art, music,
  economics, social science, speech, essay, and interview; and
         WHEREAS, The Dulles team excelled at the national meet,
  finishing as the third place Overall Team and second place Division
  I Team with 50,443.8 points; the Vikings also took home the silver
  in the Super Quiz category, and they received the title of Division
  I Rookie of the Year; and
         WHEREAS, A number of Dulles students earned individual
  accolades, including most valuable team member Ali Abi Nassif, who
  won second place Varsity in Interview and third place Varsity in
  Math, and highest-scoring team member Simon Sanchez-Paiva, who won
  third place Overall Scholastic, first place Scholastic in Music,
  Social Science, Literature, and Art, second place Scholastic in
  Economics and Science, and third place Scholastic in Math; many
  other members of the roster also earned awards, including: Lana
  Haffar, second place Honors in Arts and Social Science; Logan
  House, second place Varsity in Math and third place Varsity in Music
  and Art; Ethan Sollenberger, first place Scholastic in Math, second
  place Scholastic in Music, and third place Scholastic in Essay;
  Davis Varghese, third place Overall Varsity, first place Varsity in
  Math and Music, and second place Varsity in Economics, Social
  Science, and Science; Robert Yang, first place Honors in Math and
  Literature and third place Honors in Social Science; Sophie Yangyi,
  first place Honors in Arts, second place Honors in Economics and
  Social Science, and third place Honors in Music and Literature; and
  Olivia Jackson, third place Scholastic in Math, Literature, and
  Literature in Art; and
         WHEREAS, These outstanding young Texans have demonstrated
  great skill, knowledge, and dedication, and with their fine showing
  during the 2019 USAD national contest, they have brought tremendous
  pride to their school and community; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate the Dulles High School academic
  decathlon team on a successful showing at the 2019 USAD Nationals
  competition and extend to its members and coaches sincere best
  wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the team as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.