After being rescheduled twice due to snow, five area schools were finally able to compete in the Kentucky Governor’s Cup Middle Grades District academic team competition at Russellville Middle School on Tuesday, Januray 26, 2016. The results of the competition follow.
Quick Recall: first place, Russellville Middle School; second place, Olmstead School; third place, Lewisburg Middle School; fourth place, Adairville School; and fifth place, Chandlers School. Future Problem Solving: first place, Russellville Middle School; and second place, Adairville School. Mathematics written assessment: first place, Jaden Hayes; second place, Nick Petrie; third place Skylar McLevain; fourth place, Rylee Hobbs, and fifth place, James Wheeler. Science written assessment: first place, Skylar McLevain; second place, Matthew Wilkerson; third place, Elijah Hopkins; fourth place, Noah Rust; and fifth place, Tristan Blake. Social studies written assessment: first place, Benjamin Slack; second place, Jay Hardison; third place, Tristan Blake; fourth place, Kendal Deen; and fifth place Noah Rust. Language arts written assessment: first place, Erin Kemp; second place, Caroline Davenport; third place, Rylee Hobbs; fourth place, Jaden Hayes; and fifth place, Mary Mayhugh. Arts and humanities written assessment: first place, Ashlyn Tracy; second place, Price Violette; third place, Erin Kemp; fourth place, Mary Mayhugh; and fifth place, Jenna Robertson. Written composition: first place, Brandy West; second place, Lauren Pitts; third place, Chloe Watkins; fourth place, Addie White; and fifth place, Abby Hinton. Hume Sportsmanship Award: Olmstead School. Overall: first place, Olmstead School; second place, Russellville Middle School; third place, Lewisburg school; fourth place, Adairville School; and fifth place, Chandlers School.
Students placing in the top five in written assessment and written composition advance to regional competition at James E. Bazzell Middle School in Scottsville on Feb. 9 and 13, 2016, as do the top two future problem solving and quick recall teams.
Kentucky Governor’s Cup is sponsored by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition and was founded in 1986 as a way to promote, reward and recognize outstanding academic achievement. Since then, over a quarter of a million students have taken part in the event. Governor’s Cup is the state’s premier academic event, involving over 20,000 students, nearly 1200 schools, and thousands of coaches, administrators, parents, and community leaders who see the rewards gained from encouraging academic performance through properly structured and professionally administered academic competition.
Russellville Middle School contest manager and head coach Tina Shoemake wishes to thank all of the coaches, officials, proctors, and parent volunteers who helped make this event a success!