WHS Academic Challenge team begins season with wins
Westlake High School’s Academic Challenge Team began the competition season with top finishes in the first tournament, held Oct. 31 at South Range High School in Mahoning County.
Team A – Anna Craven, Justin Krantz, Alex Lathem, Patrick Lee and Kyle Yu – finished first out of 16 competing teams from 11 different schools. Team B – Nico DiGiullio, Ryan Karpuszka, Akhilesh Reddy, Jack Wu and Talia Zheng – took home a fourth-place finish. Team C – Akshya Dhinakaran, Ella Gray, Nate Gray, Esther Park and Albert Zhou – is comprised of all freshmen and won several matches.
Team advisors are John and Sandy Packis.