Austin Preparatory School senior Lauren LaMonica of Peabody helped her team place second out of 15 teams at the small school division Academic Decathlon recently. The team’s excellent performance automatically qualifies the group for the state finals in March.
Members earned a total of 19 individual medals across six of the seven categories. The team’s strongest area was science (genetics), where it earned five of the nine available medals. LaMonica competed at the honors level.Austin Prep is in Reading.