Paul Verbanszky, above center, Campolindo High School's Academic Decathlon coach, congratulates his students Samuel MacAdam, far left, and Graham Wade as Christoph Steefel, back right, joins the celebration after participating and leading in the "Super Quiz" during the East Bay Regional 2014 High School Academic Decathlon Feb. 1 at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg. Middle photo, from left, Megan Cooner, Iris Wong and Boris Botchev of Acalanes High School cheer for their teammates in the "Super Quiz" contest. Bottom photo, Soha Sadeghinejad from Campolindo High School smiles after answering correctly in the "Super Quiz." Ten high schools from Contra Costa and Alameda counties -- 168 students -- took part in the quiz.

Paul Verbanszky, center, coach of Campolindo High School, congratulates his students Graham Wade, left, and Samuel MacAdam, far left, as Christoph Steefel,
Paul Verbanszky, center, coach of Campolindo High School, congratulates his students Graham Wade, left, and Samuel MacAdam, far left, as Christoph Steefel, back right, joins the celebration after participating and leading in the Super Quiz contest during the East Bay Regional 2014 High School Academic Decathlon at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. 168 students of 10 high schools from Contra Costa and Alameda counties participated in the Super Quiz with theme World War I. Campolindo had two teams which won the first and third place while Acalanes High School took second. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area New Group)
The "Super Quiz" theme was "World War I." Campolindo fielded two teams, garnering first and third place, while the Acalanes High School team placed second. For more, see page 2.

RAY CHAVEZ/Staff photos

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Megan Cooner, left, Iris Wong and Bpris Botchev of Acalanes High School cheer for there teammates in the Super Quiz contest during the East Bay Regional
Megan Cooner, left, Iris Wong and Bpris Botchev of Acalanes High School cheer for there teammates in the Super Quiz contest during the East Bay Regional 2014 High School Academic Decathlon at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. 168 students of 10 high schools from Contra Costa and Alameda counties participated in the Super Quiz with theme World War I. Campolindo High School had two teams which won the first and third place while Acalanes took second. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area New Group)

Soha Sadeghinejad, of Campolindo High School, smiles after answering correctly in  the Super Quiz during the East Bay Regional 2014 High School Academic
Soha Sadeghinejad, of Campolindo High School, smiles after answering correctly in the Super Quiz during the East Bay Regional 2014 High School Academic Decathlon at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. 168 students of 10 high schools from Contra Costa and Alameda counties participated in the Super Quiz with theme World War I. Campolindo had two teams which won the first and third place while Acalanes High School took second. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area New Group)