By Barbara Jones
The signs are everywhere that it's awards season in L.A.
No, not those awards.
These are the CyberPatriots, the Science Bowl and, the Oscars of school contests, the Academic Decathlon, with hundreds of kids across Los Angeles Unified prepping for hours every day in the hope of bringing home a trophy.
That would make North Hollywood High the "Lincoln" of competitors, with entries in each of the major categories.
Tuesday afternoon found North Hollywood's nine-member Academic Decathlon team polishing their knowledge of Russia, the theme of this year's competition, in advance of this weekend's finals.
Down the hall, five math and science whiz kids drilled for the regional Science Bowl on Feb. 23, while the eight members of the school's two CyberPatriots teams honed their computer skills for their first-ever entry in the national cyber-defense contest in March.