PLD academic team tops Region 11 in 2021 Governor’s Cup
An academic team from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School took first place in Region 11 of the 2021 Governor’s Cup series as multi-county contests wrapped up Feb. 13. Founded in 1986 to promote classroom achievement, Governor’s Cup is Kentucky’s premier academic competition. A contest consists of five written assessment exams, composition (on-demand writing), quick recall (quiz bowl), and future problem solving. Following are highlights from Fayette County Public Schools.
Team standings -- first place, Dunbar; fourth, Tates Creek; fifth, Bryan Station; sixth, Lafayette; eighth, Henry Clay. (Frederick Douglass did not participate.)
Individual winners -- math: Ayush Tibrewal of Dunbar; social studies: Zachary Rossi of Henry Clay; language arts: Alexander Stumbur of Dunbar; arts & humanities: Tess Shalash of Tates Creek; composition: Emily Hu of Dunbar.
Elementary students participate in Governor’s Cup district and regional contests, while the middle grades and high school divisions also include state-level competition. This year’s virtual state finals are March 13-15.