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