LOUISVILLE — Students from throughout eastern Kentucky are traveling to Louisville this weekend to compete in the state’s premier academic event.
The Governor’s Cup State Finals will be open to qualifying middle and high school students at the Galt House in Louisville on March 14-16.
The annual competition begins at the district level, where students compete against other students from schools in their district. Winners in the district competition move on to regional competition, and students who achieve the highest scores are selected to compete at state.
The competition is fierce, with more than 20,000 students at 1,200 schools competing each year and thousands of coaches, administrators, parents and community members working to organize competitions and help students achieve Governor’s Cup honors.
The students compete in eight events, which include five written assessments in math, science, social studies, language arts and arts and humanities, a composition, or on-demand writing event, and competitions for quick recall and future problem solving teams at each school.
The Medical Leader printed a list of all district and regional middle school and high school winners on its Facebook page in February. The full list of students is also available online at http://kaac.com.
This list of state-bound winners include dozens of eastern Kentucky students who will compete in Louisville this weekend in one or more individual categories and/or with a quick recall or future problem solving team. These honored students include:
Floyd County Middle School winners
•Allen Central Middle School Quick Recall Team members Natalie Lester, Kade Scott, Preston Crase, Adam Hutchinson, Ryan Sword, Jacob Morris, Dalton Gearheart, Andrew Martin and Jacob Martin.
•Allen Central students Preston Crase, Adam Hutchinson, Natalie Lester and Kade Scott.
•South Floyd student Kaylie Edwards.
•Adams Middle students Sierra Crawford and Tabitha Mitchell.
•Allen student Caleb Johnson.
•Betsy Layne student Grace Orsborne.
Floyd County High School winners
•Prestonsburg High School Future Problem Solving Team members Angel Thornsbury, Faith Thornsbury, Billy Patton and Dalton Goble.
•Betsy Layne student Brody Coleman.
•Allen Central students Jordan Pack and Tyler Price.
Pikeville Junior High winners
•Pikeville Future Problem Solving Team members Leen Alnajjar, Tiffany Lin, Maddhu Ammisetty and Adam Swofford.
•Pikeville Quick Recall Team members Lindsey Lockhart, Jared Green, Hunter Ford, Cami Gaunt, Jackson Holland, William Fleniken, Jason Lin, Isaiah Huffman and Adam Swofford.
•Pikeville Jr. High students Jason Lin, Jared Green, Jackson Holland, Hunter Ford, Cami Gaunt, Sarah Belcher and Leen Alnajjar.
Pikeville High School winners
•Pikeville Quick Recall Team members Noor Ali, Haseeb Ahmad, Michael Gaunt, Emily Keaton, Cameron Lane, Ammad Mansoor and Jake Padgett.
•Pikeville High students Ammad Mansoor, Emily Keaton, Noor Ali, and Michael Gaunt.
Pike County Middle School winners
•Belfry Middle Future Problem Solving team members Ally Stanley, Jalyn Hackney, Jada Gauze and Lindsey Scaggs.
•Belfry Middle Quick Recall team members J.T. Mills, Jessica Hackney, Ashley Edwards, Katie Brumfield and Nate Helton.
•Valley students Abby Johnson, Andrew Johnson, Shelby Cline and Olivia Thornsbury.
•Phelps student Dalton Rife.
•Mullins student Dexter Kidd.
•Belfry students J.T. “Jon” Mills, Jessica Vickers, Ashley Edwards, Katie Brumfield and Lindsey Scaggs.
•Johns Creek students Matthew Chevalier and Nicholas Chevalier.
•Elkhorn City student Lorrie Moore.
Pike County High School winners
•Belfry students Eashwar Soma and Madison Fillinger.
•Shelby Valley students Ricky Mullins and Whitney Barber.
•Pike Central student Connor Varney.
•East Ridge student Brady Spradlin.
Letcher County High School winners
•Letcher Central Quick Recall Team members Cameron Wright, Keisten Collins, Marcus Baker and Noah Blair.
•Letcher Central students Cameron Wright, Keisten Collins and Rebecca Stanifer.
Letcher County Middle School winners
•Letcher Middle Future Problem Solving Team members Madison Caudill, Nikole Lee, James Slone and Tekoa Henrikson.
•Fleming Neon Quick Recall Team members Annie Conder, Logan Blair, Jacob Polly, Randi Wampler, Quaydenn Fleming, Bella Back, Drew Richardson, Sarah McAuley, Luke Goins, Ethan Day and Gracie Duncan.
•Fleming Neon students Jacob Polly, Randi Wampler, Quaydenn Fleming, Bella Back, Drew Richardson, Sarah McAuley, Luke Goins, Ethan Day, Gracie Duncan, Annie Conder and Logan Blair.
•Whitesburg students Jonathan Little, Sam Mullins and Jessica Boggs.
•Cowan student Hannah Caudill.
•Letcher student Elli Eldridge.
Private High School winners
Piarist students Trevor Blevins, Subhash Gutti and Victoria Dennison.
Attention Academic Coaches: The Medical Leader would love to publicize photos of these students at the state competition. Email photos of these students and teams at the Governor’s Cup to firstname.lastname@example.org.