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Academic Contests

Our elementary students have two competitive avenues to exercise their brains outside the classroom! The Academic Challenge (for grades 2-5) is an Urban League of Lexington initiative in partnership with FCPS and Kentucky colleges awarding scholarships, and Quiz Bowl (grades 4-5) is a new pilot program this spring. Check with your school to reach out to the team sponsor/coach if your child is interested.

2023-24 Schedule

Saturday, March 9: Academic Challenge regional contests hosted by Garden Springs, Millcreek, and Northern (8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

Saturday, March 23: Quiz Bowl, hosted by Veterans Park Elementary (9 a.m. to noon)

Wednesday, March 27: Superintendent's Cup (Academic Challenge championships) at the John D. Price Administration Building, 450 Park Place (5:30 p.m. start time) 

black and white logo for Quiz Bowl with a certificate, stack of books, and graduation cap

Academic Challenge contacts:

Annissa Franklin,
chief administrative officer of the Urban League of Lexington/Fayette County,
(859) 233-1561

Carolyn Ford,
FACE district liaison in FCPS

Quiz Bowl contact:

Sharon Mofield-Boswell,
FACE district liaison in FCPS