High school students representing Barbourville, Clay County, Knox Central, Lynn Camp, and Oneida Baptist Institute competed at the District level on Saturday, January 29 at Clay County High School for the opportunity to advance in the annual Kentucky Governor’s Cup competition.
Governor’s Cup has become the state’s premier academic event as students demonstrate academic performance through a properly structured and professionally administered academic competition.
Governor’s Cup consists of eight events including five written assessment examinations–in mathematics, science, social studies, Language Arts and arts/humanities, composition, quick recall, and future problem solving.
Winners from the district level competition now advance to region which will be held on February 20.
The Governor’s Cup team representing Knox Central High School won second place overall honors in the district competition, coming in second to Clay County High School.
The Future Problem Solving team consisting of Knox Central students Peyton Barnhill, Sadie Harris, Brayden Imel, and Clay Sprinkles earned first place honors.
The Quick Recall team consisting of Knox Central’s Niven Achenjang, Peyton Barnhill, Josh Cole, Cheyenne Kennedy, Abram Mills, Christopher Mills, Nick Ore, Clay Sprinkles earned second place honors.
Individual winners from the Knox County Public Schools include:
Niven Achenjang, Knox Central High School
1st Place in Math and 1st Place in Science
Christopher Mills, Knox Central High School
1st Place in Social Studies
Peyton Barnhill, Knox Central High School
3rd Place in Math
Josh Cole, Knox Central High School
1st Place in Composition; 3rd Place in Arts & Humanities
Sadie Harris, Knox Central High School
3rd Place in Composition
Clay Sprinkles, Knox Central High School
3rd Place in Science
Cheyenne Kennedy, Knox Central High School
4th Place in Language Arts
Jesse Keyes, Knox Central High School
4th Place in Math
Napier Gregory, Lynn Camp High School
5th Place in Social Studies