This past week RCHS hosted the KAAC District Governor’s Cup Competition, with our own Academic Team finishing as runners-up to send team members to Regionals in February.
Along with RCHS, the following high schools also competed: Adair County, Green County, and Casey County. The Academic Team consists of four different competition areas: Quick Recall (team event), Future Problem Solving (“FPS,” 4-person writing event), Written Assessments (individual event, 50-question multiple choice tests in 5 categories: Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, Arts and Humanities, and Social Studies), and Composition (individual writing event). Students can compete in 3 different events, with each written assessment counting as one event.
The FPS teams and Composition competed on Tuesday, January 21st, and Written Assessments and the Quick Recall tournament were held on Saturday, January 25th. The FPS team placed 2nd, and will be advancing to Region competition. Taylor Abernathy placed 1st in Composition, advancing her to Region competition. Samuel Leveridge placed 2nd in Mathematics and 3rd in Science, advancing him to Region competition in both areas. Allie Burton placed 4th in Mathematics advancing her to Region competition. The Quick Recall Team placed 2nd in the tournament, advancing them to Region competition. The team overall earned Runners-Up for the 2020 KAAC District Governor’s Cup Competition.
The Academic Team and individuals will compete at South Warren High School in the Region Governor’s Cup competition on February 10th and 15th. The top two teams and the top 5 individuals will advance to the State Governor’s Cup competition at the Galt House in March. We are so proud of our Academic Team and wish them luck at the Region competition!