Students from four area elementary schools met Saturday at Hodgenville Elementary to compete in the District Governor’s Cup Competition. Schools attending were Abraham Lincoln, Boston Elementary, Foster Heights and HES.
With about 60 students entered in subject area assessments including math, science, social studies, arts and humanities, written composition, language arts, quick recall and future problem solving, the two area elementary schools represented LaRue County well.
In math, Simon Coy (ALES) took first; and Dylan Rowe (ALES) placed fifth. In the science assessment, Mason Lane (ALES) took first; and Nick Vazquez (ALES) was second.
Mason Lane was first in social studies with Gilbert Cox (HES) second; Samuel Goff (ALES) fourth; and Grace Ramey (HES) and Victor Helm (ALES) tied for fifth.
In the language arts assessment, Josh Harper (ALES) was first; Coy was third.
In arts and humanities, Gabi Faught (ALES) was first; Sydney Pepper (HES) was second; and Biven Turner was fourth.
Rowe and Faught placed second and fifth respectively in written composition.
Each of these students will advance to the Regional Governor’s Cup at West Marion Elementary on March 23.
The Future Problem Solving Teams from HES, Foster Heights and Boston tied for first, therefore qualifying all three for regional competition. The HES team is composed of Ramey, Gilbert Cox, Sydney Pepper and Skyler Thompson. ALES does not have a FPS team.
The Quick Recall Team from ALES, comprised of Coy, Vazquez, Mason Lane, Gavin Whitehouse, Victor Helm, Turner, Samuel Goff, Chase Childress, Isaiah Pruitt and Seth Lawson, defeated all three schools to become the overall champions. They also advanced to regionals.
HES placed second with Pepper, Cox, Thompson, Evan McCreery, Tripp Chapman, Connor Baker, Rebekah Keith, Graham Kinzel, Nate Warren and Mason Bandurske, representing the team.
ALES was overall champion compiling at total of 49.75 points to second place finisher Foster Heights who totaled 36.33 points.