One Wildcat was this year’s champion in the Knox County Public Schools’ #PursuitofPerfectAttendance contest.
Even though the University of Kentucky (UK) Wildcats did not bring home the grand prize in the NCAA tournament, Lucas Wilson, a student at Flat Lick Elementary (home of the Wildcats), took home the grand prize in the district-wide attendance initiative.
Wilson, a second grade student, was in attendance on one of three #PursuitofPerfectAttendance days declared by the district in conjunction with the UK men’s basketball team playing in the Elite Eight and Final Four of the NCAA tournament. Over 12,000 names were entered into the drawing
Wilson’s prize was a gift basket consisting of basketball, various UK merchandise, and a $25 Wal-Mart gift card.
The school district also announced thirteen runner-ups in the competition, each receiving a UK t-shirt. Winners included:
- Jasper Mills, 3rd grade, Dewitt Elementary
- Logan Baker, 6th grade, Flat Lick Elementary
- Leah Jackson, 5th grade, Girdler Elementary
- Jazmilly Blakley, 1st grade, Girdler Elementary
- Kendahl Young, 8th grade, Knox County Middle
- Noah Marion, 8th grade, Knox County Middle
- Michael Fondow, 9th grade, Knox Central High
- Jacob Collins, 10th grade, Knox Central High
- Kail Campbell, 1st grade, Lay Elementary
- Baylee Trent, 1st grade, Lay Elementary
- Eli Blevins, 3rd grade, Lay Elementary
- Abagail Sharp, 7th grade, Lynn Camp Middle
- Whitney Dye, 9th grade, Lynn Camp High