Middle and high students advance in pursuit of the Governor’s Cup

Knox County Middle School placed second in overall standing.

Governor’s Cup was founded in 1986 as a way to promote, reward and recognize outstanding academic achievement. Since then, over a quarter of a million students have taken part in the event.

Annually hundreds of students from the Tri-County area participate in district and regional competitions with sights set on attending and winning the State Governor’s Cup.

Competitions consist of eight different events including five written assessment examinations–in mathematics, science, social studies, Language Arts and arts/humanities; composition–on-demand writing, Quick Recall, and Future Problem Solving–an award-winning creative thinking competition.

Knox County Middle School hosted District Governors Cup on January 20th.  High School Governors Cup was held at Barbourville High School on January 27th.

Middle School Results

Knox County Middle School placed second in overall standing.  Lynn Camp Middle School placed third in overall standing.

KCMS placed 2nd in Future Problem Solving and placed 1st in Quick Recall.


1st Cody Mills-KCMS

2nd Blake Ledford(not pictured)

5th Dalton Bargo-KCMS


2nd Place Logan Callihan-KCMS

5th place Joseph Moore –Lynn Camp

5th place Makenzie Hopper –KCMS
(not pictured)

Social Studies

2nd Place Jaden Taylor –KCMS

3rd Place Annabelle Jones- LCMS

4th place Devin Carpenter –KCMS

Language Arts

1st place Amelila Napier-KCMS

4th place Abagail Ward –KCMS

5th Shanna Lewis- LCMS

Arts and Humanities

1st Place Logan Callihan-KCMS

5th place Connor Mullis- KCMS


4th Place Haley Daniels – KCMS

5th Place McKenzie Hopper- KCMS

High School Results


1st place Laura Beth Mills- KCHS

3rd place Briar Lowans-LCHS

4th place Kaitlyn Harmon-LCHS


1st place Brian Rice –LCHS

Social Studies

2nd place- Greg Napier –LCHS

Language Arts

3rd Place- Summer Mills- KCHS


3rd place Amara Lewis- LCHS

5th place Elizabeth Teague- KCHS