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Lafayette & Dunbar set early pace in 2022 Governor’s Cup

Academic teams from Lafayette and Paul Laurence Dunbar high schools won out in the opening contests of the 2022 Governor’s Cup as geographical district-level competition concluded Jan. 22. As Kentucky’s premier academic competition, Governor’s Cup encourages depth and breadth of knowledge, cultural literacy, teamwork, leadership, creativity, risk assessment, and critical thinking, and it provides the fun of being part of a team.

Following are the latest high school highlights from Fayette County Public Schools, plus the complete results by district.

District 43 results

  • Overall team standings: Lafayette, first place; Henry Clay, second; Bryan Station, third; Frederick Douglass, fourth
  • Individual winners: math, Dhruv Upreti of Lafayette; science, Siddharth Sundar of Lafayette; social studies, Clint Corkran of Henry Clay; language arts, Clint Corkran of Henry Clay; arts & humanities, Dorottya Gal of Henry Clay; composition, Jasmine Ngo of Bryan Station

District 44 results

  • Overall team standings: Paul Laurence Dunbar, first place; Tates Creek, fourth
  • Individual winners, all from Dunbar: math, Krishna Bhatraju; science, Omar Hamid; social studies, Chakrapani Gudlavalleti; language arts, Zoe Leindecker; arts & humanities, Joanna Cholewo; composition, Daksha Pillai

The high school and middle grades divisions of Governor’s Cup include district, regional, and state competition. Elementary students participate only in district and regional contests. This year’s high school regionals wrap up Feb. 19, and the state finals are March 18-21 in Louisville.

Source: Kentucky Association for Academic Competition

(Posted Jan. 26, 2022)