Featured in image: Regina Dominican Academic Challenge Team (back row, left to right) Kathleen Rabbitt, Riley McInerney, Amanda Deja, Isabella Reyes, Claire Byrnes, Maura Heneghan, Sophie Hoffman, Abbey Farmer, McKenna O’Brien, Lila Acott, Sofia Rana and Leia Spaniak; (front row, left to right) Wendy Yin, Belinda Xing, Ayanna Schubert, Ying Zhou (captain), Zooey Zhao and Anne Berg.
From The North Shore Weekend, March 9th, 2020
Sometimes peer pressure can be beneficial. Just ask Wilmette resident and senior Ayanna Schubert, who is now in her fourth year of competing in the Academic Challenge, the competition formerly known as Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE).
“I got involved in the competition my freshman year, as I knew a handful of my friends were joining,” says Schubert. “I knew I would regret not being part of an experience where we got to test our intellectual mettle against peers and even ourselves.”
On February 7, she and fellow students from Regina Dominican High School (RDHS) in Wilmette claimed multiple victories in their Division at the Regionals of this year’s Academic Challenge.