The Westlake High School Academic Challenge Team qualified for and will compete in the National Competition run by Questions Unlimited in Washington, D.C., May 30-June 1.
Team members are Alex Lathem, Eleni Packis, Alan Garber, Paavani Reddy, Aswin Bikkani and Apshara Ravichandran. Advisors are John and Sandy Packis.
Last fall the high school team finished undefeated in its bracket at the Aurora Invitational Tournament, qualifying the team for regional competition. The team finished 12th in the nation in the 3-2-1 competition.
The Packises also advised the Lee Burneson Middle School Academic Challenge teams, which finished first and second at the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County’s Academic Super Bowl in April. In March the middle school team placed third in the nation out of 85 competing middle schools in the Question Unlimited 3-2-1 online quiz competition.