"Congratulations to the Whitney M. Young High School Academic Decathlon team for their impressive win at the Illinois Decathlon Competition. Their hard work, creativity and determination are inspiring and all Chicagoans stand behind them as they move on to Nationals next month. The team's success, built upon each individual's achievements, displays the students' impressive intellectual prowess across a wide range of topics. Both Lane Tech College Prep and Northside College Prep were exceptional competitors this weekend and congratulations to their teams as well. The academic excellence and sportsmanship displayed by these students makes Chicago proud."