The Chatham High School Academic Team A placed first in the John F. Kennedy High School Academic Tournament on Friday, December 6th. 

 The Chatham A Team includes Katherine Wang as captain, with teammates Nareg Panossian, McKenzie Golden, and Suhaib Iqbal.

“I'm really happy that all of our intellectual passions and hard work has paid off," Katherine Wang, President of the CHS Academic Team Club and Captain of the A Team, said.

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"It's hard for any team when people graduate, and there are big shoes to fill. But everyone's been stepping up to and exceeding expectations, and I'm so proud to lead and captain such a team. We have such a good sense of camaraderie and spirit while also knowing that we can depend on each other, and our diverse talent pool has, and hopefully will continue, to do us well as our season progresses.”

The teams that made the playoffs in this tournament include: Chatham B Team (Shobhit Samar as captain, with teammates David Undus, Eve Pelkey, and Pranav Venugopal), Chatham C Team (Siena Cooney as captain, with teammates Carissa Wehring, Amudha Krishnan, and Sara Paul) and Chatham E Team (Peter Wang as captain, with teammates Adi Sinha, Teagan Richichi, and Sebastian Wu).