WHS Academic Challenge Team Begins Competition Season with Wins

Westlake High School’s Academic Challenge Team began the competition season last weekend with top finishes.

WHS Academic Challenge Team: (front row) Patrick Lee, Kyle Yu, Talya Jeter, Ella Gray and Nate Gray. (second row) Nico DiGiullio, Jack Wu, Ran Karpuszka, Justin Krantz, Akhilesh Reddy, Anna Craven, Talia Zheng, Albert Zhou, Esther Park, Alex Lathem, Akshya Dhinakaran

WHS Academic Challenge Team: (front row) Patrick Lee, Kyle Yu, Talya Jeter, Ella Gray and Nate Gray. (second row) Nico DiGiullio, Jack Wu, Ran Karpuszka, Justin Krantz, Akhilesh Reddy, Anna Craven, Talia Zheng, Albert Zhou, Esther Park, Alex Lathem, Akshya Dhinakaran

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.

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