Tates Creek Middle tops regional field in Sixth Grade Showcase
An academic team from Tates Creek Middle School earned top honors in Section 23 of the 2021 Sixth Grade Showcase, which wrapped up Dec. 4. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, only seven schools competed in this regional field – down sharply from the usual three dozen participants. Winburn placed second overall, followed by Beaumont. Tates Creek also won the quick recall contest. Individual honors included:
Math – Nikhil Venkateswaran of Tates Creek
Science – Jack Lainhart, Winburn
Social Studies – Javier Moncayo, Winburn
Language Arts – Ayaan Jani, Winburn
Arts and Humanities – Nikhil Venkateswaran, Tates Creek
The Sixth Grade Showcase, which the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels sponsors, provides a competitive academic opportunity for the state’s sixth graders, who are sometimes “lost” between elementary and middle grades in the Governor’s Cup series. The format includes five written assessments, composition, and quick recall. This fall, groups of schools participated in 38 sections across Kentucky. There is no state-level competition for this event.