Russellville has winners all around!


Over the past two weeks, competitions have been held, and our Russellville students have been actively involved and have “brought home the trophies!” Tuesday, Jan. 26, the RHS Senior Beta members attended the state convention in Louisville. Highlights from the convention include the following: Tony Pacheco—2nd place, Spanish – (Tony also qualified for the National Convention in New Orleans to be held during the summer); Scrapbook team—5th place; Living Literature—4th place; Will Mullen—6th place, Social Studies; Sam Cundiff—8th place, Creative Writing. Sponsor, Tanya Mullen, stated all of our Beta students had great projects! Congratulations to all who participated! The RMS Jr. Beta Club students are currently preparing for the state convention, under their sponsors, Vicky Mathis and Andrew McLean.

That same Tuesday evening, 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. The results of the competition follow: Quick Recall: 1st place – Russellville Middle School; 2nd place – Olmstead School; 3rd place – Lewisburg Middle School; 4th place – Adairville School; and 5th place – Chandlers School. Future Problem Solving: 1st place – Russellville Middle School; 2nd place – Adairville School. Mathematics written assessment: 1st place – Jaden Hayes; 2nd place, Nick Petrie; 3rd place – Skylar McLevain; 4th place – Rylee Hobbs; 5th place – James Wheeler. Science written assessment: 1st place – Skylar McLevain; 2nd place – Matthew Wilkerson; 3rd place – Elijah Hopkins; 4th place – Noah Rust; 5th place – Tristan Blake. Social studies written assessment: 1st place – Benjamin Slack; 2nd place – Jay Hardison; 3rd place – Tristan Blake; 4th place – Kendal Deen; 5th place – Noah Rust. Language arts written assessment: 1st place – Erin Kemp; 2nd place – Caroline Davenport; 3rd place – Rylee Hobbs; 4th place – Jaden Hayes; 5th place – Mary Mayhugh. Arts and humanities written assessment: 1st place – Ashlyn Tracy; 2nd place – Price Violette; 3th place – Erin Kemp; 4th place – Mary Mayhugh; 5th place – Jenna Robertson. Written composition: 1st place – Brandy West; 2nd place – Lauren Pitts; 3rd place – Chloe Watkins; 4th place – Addie White; 5th place – Abby Hinton. Hume Sportsmanship Award: Olmstead School. Overall: 1st place – Olmstead School; 2nd place – Russellville Middle School; 3rd place – Lewisburg school; 4th place – Adairville School; 5th place – Chandlers School. The RMS Academic Team results are listed below: Overall—RMS 2nd Place; Quick Recall—RMS 1st Place; Future Problem Solving—RMS 1st Place; Brandy West—1st Place, Written Composition; Benjamin Slack—1st Place, Social Studies; Matthew Wilkerson—2nd Place, Science. Congratulations to these deserving students and our RMS team members. Thanks to Mrs. Tina Shoemake, coach of our team, Mrs. Donna Wilkerson, who assists greatly with both middle school and high school academic teams, and to all of our parents who contributed time, food, and other resources to make this a great event for our school. The RHS Academic Team also competed in the District Governor’s Cup held at LCHS this past week. The high school academic team results are as follows: Overall—2nd place, RHS; Quick Recall—1st place, RHS; Future Problem Solving – 2nd place, RHS; Adam Williams—2nd place, Math; Phillip Wilkerson—1st place, Science; Brennan Hughes—3rd place, Social Studies; Will Mullen—4th place, Social Studies and 2nd place, Art & Humanities; Kendra Farlee—2nd place, Written Composition; Ashlee Gilbert—3rd place, Written Composition; Anna Shoulders—4th place, Written Composition. Students placing in the top five in written assessment and written composition and the top two in future problem solving and quick recall teams will advance to Regional competition at James E. Bazzell Middle School in Scottsville on February 9 & 13, 2016. 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 that time, 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. We look forward to our team competing at the upcoming Regional Governor’s Cup match! Thanks to Coach, Jennifer Rogers, and assistant, Donna Wilkerson, for their continued work with our academic team.

Thursday, January 28, 2016, the following RHS DECA students attended the Regional DECA Conference at WKU: Mia Bethea, Mateah Black, DeAndre Bradshaw, Titiana Day, Johnny Drumgole, Elizabeth Fisher, MJ Jones, Paul Jones, Kody Kirby, DeShawn Mason, Shailyn Milan, Colby Nichols, Nicholas Scarbrough, Carly Speck, and Chandara Vanna. The following is the competition results for our students who participated: Kody Kirby & Elizabeth Fisher – 1st place, Hospitality & Tourism Operations Research; Chandara Vanna & Mia Bethea – 3rd place, Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan; Carly Speck & Titiana Day – 1st place, Learn & Earn Project; Mateah Black & Shailyn Milan – 4th place, Community Service Project; Nicholas Scarbrough-1st place, Audio Electronic Advertising; Paul Jones & MJ Jones – 3rd place, Video Electronic Advertising; DeShawn (Pedro) Bradshaw & Colby Nichols – 4th place, Video Electronic Advertising. Sponsor, Mrs. Paulette Smith, reports that all of our DECA students did a great job and represented our school very well.

Saturday, Jan. 30, The RHS FCCLA Club competed in their regional event at Allen County. Sponsor, Ashley McGinnis, reports the following results: Jalonda Wells and Addie Hendley-1st Place Sports Nutrition; Ashley Young-1st Place Job Interview; Allison McDaniel-1st Place Career Investigation; Cierra Collins and Destiny Leblanc-2nd Place Promote and Publicize; Monserrat Morales and Chelsea Clinard-4th Place Chapter in Review Portfolio. Mrs. McGinnis stated she is VERY proud of this year’s Regional FCCLA results, and all 1st Place winners will advance to the Kentucky State Leadership Conference in March!

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